Category: entertainment

  • Prometheus? Not So Sure

    Prometheus? Not So Sure

    Prometheus¬†gave man fire, and the Gods were not happy. Oppenheimer, the latest Christopher Nolan Film, is a war drama based on the Los Alamos Project, the race to acquire the Atomic Bomb. Based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer, the $100 million production follows Oppenheimer and his science […]

  • 2023 at Tribeca

    2023 at Tribeca

    The 21st Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on June 7th. The New York City cinema gathering spools a mixture of indie and mainstream titles. What I like about this festival is the slick production values of entries or debut directors can have well-known performers. I do not review Marvel films because Superhero works are review […]

  • When Mail Was FUN!

    When Mail Was FUN!

    Before Amazon and shopping online, mail order catalogs dominated the long distanced retail landscape. Buyers browsed pages for merchandise before purchasing. Specialty catalogs rose from the advent of targeting certain customers. International Male was one such catalog. The menswear label from INTERNATIONAL MALE launched in 1976 from a beach shack in San Diego. Founder Gene […]

  • Shooting Stars 2023 at the Berlinale      

    Shooting Stars 2023 at the Berlinale      

    The 73rd Berlinale European Shooting Stars Awards were presented at a festive gala on 20th February, 2023. The evening awards recognizing new talent were moderated by journalist Nadine Kreutzer. During the weekend before the event, the ten Shooting Stars nominees participated in promotional interviews. Black and Paper talked to three of them. Judith State from […]

  • An Emotional Journey on Chat Cinema

    An Emotional Journey on Chat Cinema

    Chat Cinema Podcast talks to director Maziyar Khatam about his well received Sundance Film Festival premiered short BABA.

  • Reeves is Back as WICK!

    Reeves is Back as WICK!

    Actor Keanu Reeves returns to theaters this weekend as Super Assassin John Wick in the third sequel of the hit franchise. In 2020 we produced a Chat Cinema episode on the actor trying to dissect the appeal of the actor.

  • A Balancing Act at the Berlinale #73

    A Balancing Act at the Berlinale #73

    The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival is the first fully in-person Berlinale event since 2020.  Before the festival, Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian spoke about their objectives this year. Overcoming the impact of the pandemic and closer ties with the U.S. are two such challenges. Meanwhile, there has also been a […]