Film & Movies

German Espionage Thriller Throws Its Hat Into 2014 Oscar Race

German Espionage Thriller Throws Its Hat Into 2014 Oscar Race

Next to the British and the United States, the German film industry produces some of the best spy-movie thrillers.  Their Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film of 2014 is “Two Lives”, directed and co-written by Georg Maas, and stars the iconic Norwegian actor Liv Ullman (a favorite star of many Ingmar Bergman films), German […]

PSIFF the Variety Awards Ceremonies Luncheon

PSIFF  the Variety Awards Ceremonies Luncheon

The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs hosted the Variety Awards Ceremonies Luncheon presented by Mercedes-Benz of the Desert. Variety and actor Colin Farrell presented Director John Lee Hancock director of Saving Mr. Banks with the Creative Impact in Directing Award. The Creative Impact in Acting Award went to Johan Hill for his portrayal in Wolf […]

“Red Carpet” Palm Springs International Film Festival

“Red Carpet” Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 25th Star Studded Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4th. This is mainly an awards Gala with awards going to some of the top names in show business. Many who will be Oscar and Golden Globe Nominees and maybe winners. The event is presented […]

Powerful Documentary Film On The Cheap On Screen At PSIFF

Powerful Documentary Film On The Cheap On Screen At PSIFF

The title of this film documentary may be a little long and/or obscure for a theatre marquee – “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker” – but its story and style (hand held camera) presents a window to the world where countries and their people still struggle to survive at the low end […]

The Palm Springs International Film Festival opening night

The Palm Springs International Film Festival opening night

The Palm Springs International Film Festival held its opening night at the Palm Springs High School auditorium on Friday, January 3rd. The opening night film was one of the best films shown on opening night over the years. The film “Belle” was directed by Amma Asante,one of the top ten directors to watch. It is […]

25Th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Screens Opening Night British Film  “Belle”

25Th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Screens Opening Night British Film  “Belle”

The hottest and glitziest film festival in North America launched its Silver Anniversary effort on Friday, January 3, 2014, with the British costume movie “Belle”.  The sold-out opening night film was screened for 1200 attendees, dignitaries, and celebrities at the Palm Springs High School auditorium. The selection of the opening night film is extremely important […]

Belgium Drama Is Country’s Strong Submission For 2014 Oscar

Belgium Drama Is Country’s Strong Submission For 2014 Oscar

Foreign films, thankfully, are still mostly character-driven and require strong stories to underpin the emotions and actions that appear on the screen.  Screening at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is the intense, powerful and thought-provoking film “The Broken Circle Breakdown”, Belgium’s Official submission as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2014 […]

25Th Palm Springs International Film Festival Kicks Off January 3, 2014

25Th Palm Springs International Film Festival Kicks Off January 3, 2014

The second largest film festival in the country, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), launches the annual 25 th edition of its celebrity filled Gala and Film Festival onJanuary 3, 2014. Palm Springs is not only a world-class tourist attraction, it becomes the center of world cinema for a ten-day period every January as […]

OSCAR WINNER JUDI DENCH IN THE OSCAR HUNT AGAIN

OSCAR WINNER JUDI DENCH IN THE OSCAR HUNT AGAIN

There is nothing I enjoy less than watching a “road movie”.  They’re tedious and boring, or worse yet, they’re silly and juvenile; especially in films where grown men are seen behaving badly.  The scripts of such fare are usually mediocre at best.  Besides, who needs a well-plotted story and an intelligent script when the audience […]

Filming The Night Crew in DHS

Filming The Night Crew in DHS

The Night Crew, a production of Premiere Entertainment, is currently being filmed at the former Flamingo Hotel in Desert Hot Springs. Stars include Paul Sloan, Luke Goss, Lucina Faulhaber and Chasty Ballesteros. As producer Ryan Noto commented, the Coachella Valley and Desert Hot Springs in particular provide the perfect location to depict a border town […]