Colman Domingo to Receive the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival | Festivals & Awards

Bayard Rustin was the architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, but was largely overlooked. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo as Rustin, the film shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam … Read more

Killers of the Flower Moon to Receive the Vanguard Award at the Palm Spring International Film Awards | Festivals & Awards

“‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a powerful and important film not only for its cinematic poetry, but also as a complicated story about the suspicious murders of members of the Osage Nation, one which fully illustrates the evils of racism and corruption,” said Festival Chairman Nachhattar Singh Chandi. “Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film features a powerhouse … Read more

Senior Editor Nick Allen Moderates Panel of International Awards Contenders | Features

Last month, Senior Editor Nick Allen moderated a panel with the directors of some of the most anticipated international films of the year, and we wanted to share it with you. Watch Allen’s conversation with İlker Çatak (“The Teachers’ Lounge”), Amr Gamal (“The Burdened”), Rodrigo Moreno (“The Delinquents”), Lina Soualem (“Bye Bye Tiberias”), and Anh Hung … Read more

Oscar-winning Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry to Receive the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s Inspire Award | Festivals & Awards

According to the festival’s press release, the Inspire Award is “given to a filmmaker who influences and inspires filmmakers to create empowering and positive messages for young audiences. Cherry’s Oscar-winning project, ‘Hair Love,’ about an African American father attempting to do his daughter’s hair for the first time, won the 2020 Academy Award for Best … Read more

59th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Award-Winners | Festivals & Awards

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Gold Hugo: “The Echo” (Mexico, Germany), Dir. Tatiana Huezo Tatiana Huezo presents an engrossingly cinematic and poetic portrait of modern family life in rural Mexico. Huezo’s nuanced, observational storytelling weaves a rich tapestry of a family and community who live off the land in a mountainous terrain, herding sheep. The film is a meditation … Read more

59th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Exciting Full Line-up of Features and Shorts | Festivals & Awards

Below is the press release in full. For more information, including tickets and showtimes, click here.  Chicago, Illinois (September 18, 2023) – The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the full lineup of films and programs included in this year’s 59th edition of North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, running October 11 – 22, 2023. This year’s Festival … Read more

Ten Must-See Films at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival | Chaz’s Journal

2. THE BURIAL I am also excited to see Maggie Betts’ “The Burial,” based on Jonathan Harr’s extraordinary 1999 New Yorker article about funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Tommy Lee Jones) whose business is rescued by Willie Gary (Jamie Foxx). When I was a litigator long ago, Willie Gary was well-known as a successful and unconventional lawyer. He … Read more

No Moment was Wasted: Highlights at the 2023 Indy Shorts International Film Festival | Festivals & Awards

The Grand Prize for Documentary Short was awarded to Justine Martin for her lovely and observing ode to the bonds of brotherhood, “Oasis,” where twin siblings Raphaël and Rémi are gradually awakening to the challenges of adulthood that may cause them to split off in different directions. Amber Sealey’s 2019 shorts, “How Does it Start,” … Read more

Barbie used so much pink paint it caused an international shortage

Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie used so much pink paint during production that it cause an international shortage. When one thinks of Barbie, chances are good that you also think of the color pink. The upcoming Barbie movie will bring the beloved plastic icon into the real world, but the production used so much pink … Read more

The Flash International Poster Teases DC’s Epic Multiversal Team-Up

A new international poster for The Flash has surfaced online. It highlights the epic multi-versal team-up of Ezra Miller’s scarlet speedsters, Michael Keaton’s Batman, and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. The film will arrive in theaters on June 16. Who is The Flash movie about? “Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel … Read more