Film & Movies

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

When the Jason Bourne franchise was launched in 2002 with Matt Damon playing the super-secret, “black Ops” government assassin who didn’t know his own name or own life back-story thanks to amnesia, the producers realized they had a gold mine of action-driven series of films that they thought would go on forever: “The Bourne Identity” […]

ANGLO/INDIAN BIOPIC ENGAGES WITH ARTISTRY AND STYLE

ANGLO/INDIAN BIOPIC ENGAGES WITH ARTISTRY AND STYLE

In “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, the world of 1914 eerily resonates with thorny issues still plaguing the 21st century; especially when it comes to culture, ethnicity, diversity, and the meritorious acceptance of individuals. Most Americans don’t really understand or comprehend the English and their “tight little island” mentality. If one wants to irritate an […]

27th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PSIFF) WRAPS

27th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PSIFF) WRAPS

With the 2016 Oscar nominations now announced we are in the dark, same as the general public as to which Foreign films will take home that coveted gold covered Oscar’s statuette for Best Foreign Language Film. One thing we do know for sure is the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) screened nine foreign […]

A CONVERSATION WITH PAKISTANI ACTOR SHAZ KHAN AT 2016 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

A CONVERSATION WITH PAKISTANI ACTOR SHAZ KHAN AT 2016 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

As a theatre and film critic, I have the good fortune of being able to attend various festivals around the country. I get to see and review films from many counties and expand my cultural horizons, so to speak. One of the largest film festivals in North America is the annual Palm Springs International Film […]

UPLIFTING DOCUMENTARY “BIG VOICE” HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

UPLIFTING DOCUMENTARY “BIG VOICE” HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

Films about high school music concerts, choral groups and choirs have been around for years. “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, starring Richard Dreyfuss, as a music teacher aspiring to compose just one great piece of music, and the TV shows “Glee” and “Fame” come quickly to mind. But documentaries about music departments, teachers, and high school students […]

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF TROUBLING DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING AMERICA’S FAVORITE FISH – THE SALMON

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF TROUBLING DOCUMENTARY  CONCERNING AMERICA’S FAVORITE FISH – THE SALMON

For audiences who follow PBS documentaries, the disturbing news from Pacific Northwest filmmaker Mark Titus comes as no surprise to find that America’s favorite fish, the wild Alaskan King salmon and other varieties of salmon are now in danger of becoming extinct. He begins his film with the intriguing film graphic warning: “There is a […]

BLACK COMEDY ABOUT DIVORCE ISRAELI-STYLE IS CINEMA OF THE ABSURD

BLACK COMEDY ABOUT DIVORCE ISRAELI-STYLE IS CINEMA OF THE ABSURD

For all those cineastes who miss seeing work from the likes of Eugene Ionesco and Samuel Beckett, and the rest of the “theatre of the absurd” gang, take heart. The new Israeli dark dramedy film “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is a worthy semantics-laden candidate to warm the cockles of your heart. The melodrama […]

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