Category: entertainment news

  • Music and More at Tribeca

    Music and More at Tribeca

    Once again on the Tribeca Film Festival platform I screened a movie on a musical artist who got cheated in three categories; historical, financial and recognition.  BAM BAM: The Sister Nancy Story fills in the blanks concerning one of the most sampled musical pieces in history from a ground breaking performer, Jamaican songstress Ophlin Russell, […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Lagerfeld Treatment

    The Lagerfeld Treatment

    The iconic fashion designer gets his own bio-series on Disney+. Karl Lagerfeld was nothing if not a flamboyant mega-talent. The German born figure took no prisoners in his larger than life voyage to the top of the fashion world. Daniel Bruhl stars in Becoming Lagerfeld, available today.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Feeling #Vindicated

    Feeling #Vindicated

    The Berlinale must have a deal with Airbnb. Another creative head is relocating to Berlin, the fourth in five years. After the September shock resignation of Chatrian, German Culture Minister Claudia Roth announced she and a replacement committee would actively seek one artistic head instead of a duo team. Minister Roth felt the festival needed […]