Category: Cinema

  • Tribeca Fest 24

    Tribeca Fest 24

    The Hollywood Strikes hit the entertainment industry in 2023.  Work stoppages caused disruptions along the chain from Hollywood to independent cinema.  The film festival circuit did escape the five-month long actors and writer’s dispute.   As I cover the Tribeca Film Festival there is a marked difference in the level of entrants. A number of foreign […]

  • A Mad Max Ending

    A Mad Max Ending

    The expectation was for a Summer 2024 Blockbuster, the reality was a fizzle.  There have been so much written about the failure to generate a barely noticeable Memorial Weekend debut of Furiosa, the latest Mad Max installment.  After only collecting $31 million at the box office over the four-day weekend.  One commentator after another has […]

  • Is the Cannes Film Festival soft this year?

    The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is coming across a bit soft this year. After Hollywood’s writers and actors strike, the South of France cinema gathering has the star power but not the potent zest. Many of the anticipated titles from industry heavy weights Coppola and Costner came up short with critics.

  • Tribeca Fest 24

    Tribeca Fest 24

    The 22nd Tribeca Film Festival starts June 5th. With 103 films and 86 premieres this yer looks promising. Get the news, reviews and interviews here and on the Chat Cinema Podcast.

  • Coppola’s Return?

    The big news from Cannes Film Festival 2024 is the return of 1970’s auteur Francis Coppola with MEGALOPOLIS. The American Born director’s first feature in thirteen years. Early notices about the $120 million production have not been positive with industry professionals calling the work “Challenging”. The all star sci-fi drama includes acting heavyweights Adam Driver, […]

  • Talking the Hi & Lo:John Galliano

    Talking the Hi & Lo:John Galliano

    The rise and fall of fashion wonderkid John Galliano was a magical story of success. Championed by industry heavy weights as a visionary, Galliano gave the world frivolity on the runways of Dior. However, under the surface of smiles, showmanship and Champagne toasts lurked an individual coming off the rails. Academy Award winning director Kevin […]

  • The Infuriating Cover-up on St. Helena

    The Infuriating Cover-up on St. Helena

    Screened at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary The Story of Bones he recently hit the headlines of the British paper The Guardian. The feature debut from duo Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere is the story of a purposely hidden tragedy. The Transatlantic Slave Trade’s so called “Saviors” were not as benevolent […]

  • Made of VCR Tape

    At the 96th Academy Awards artist and filmmaker Donata Wenders wore a one of kind Cruba Berlin VCR Tape Dress to great acclaim from the global fashion press on the ultimate Hollywood Red Carpet. On this reposted podcast from 2023 we spoke with fashion designer Mira von der Osten along with actress Eugenia Kuzmina about […]

  • A Thief is a Thief

    A Thief is a Thief

    As the saying goes, ?A thief can never trust another thief?, Trojan, the habitual professional burglar in the film Scorched Earth should heed these words. Director and writer Thomas Arslan’s sequel to his popular German film In the Shadows, takes actor Misel Maticevic back into familiar territory. As a leader of a heist crew, Trojan […]

  • Fashion and Movies

    Fashion and Movies

    Cinema and fashion designers have gone hand and hand for decades. Recently, I attended a film festival event. Concerning collaborations, there was a lack of knowledge on the matter among many modern filmmakers. A costume can enhance the profile of film, Jane Fonda in 1968 Barbarella, the famous futuristic scanty pieces have become iconic designed […]