Shaw’s  “Pygmalion” On Stage At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

It’s been fifty-six years since George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”, the wonderfully witty and misogynistic stage play about English society and its language, became the basis for one...

Political Satire From Bulgaria Is Very Inventive

When it comes to post Soviet (1989), absurdist, dark political satire with a desire to shake things up - call the Bulgarians.  They do the tongue-in-cheek bit...

Twenty Two Stars Line The Stage At Palm Spring’s Annenberg Theatre

Remember the old MGM slogan that boasted:  MGM the studio with more stars than there are in Heaven.  There’s nothing like Hollywood hyperbole is there?  Well Palm...

French Comedy Delights At Palm Springs Film Festival

The French usually can be counted on to deliver sexy comedy, gritty drama, and historical biographies with wit, style and flair respectively.  The current French language film...

Psiff Closing Night Film A Bit Of A Two-Hanky Comedy/Drama

The Closing Night film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival is usually a feel-good-thank-you-for-supporting-the-Festival kind of a movie and the powers that be didn’t disappoint its...

Ambiguous And Complex Documentary Film Screens At Psiff

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) usually attracts a large contingent of documentary film entries (some sixty plus).  Documentary filmmakers are drawn to this festival as...

German Suspense Thriller Screens At Palm Springs Film Festival

When spy or suspense thrillers from Germany are released these days, comparisons, no matter how odious, are inevitable.  Germany’s Oscar Winning 2011 Best Foreign Language film “The...

Powerful Holocaust Survivor Documentary On Screen At Palm Springs International Film Festival

The documentary film can be a powerful tool in the hands of a skilled filmmaker.  The genre has been with us for decades beginning with Robert Flaherty’s...

Dominican Republic Oscar Submission Film Debuts In Palm Springs

Film writer/director Jose Maria Cabral has cracked the code on how to get your first feature length film accepted at the third largest film festival in North...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Begins

The 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) kicked off its eleven-day festival of films on Thursday, January 3, 2013.  More than 180 films from over...

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