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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What Price,, Cheap Fame?

    What Price,, Cheap Fame?

    Fame is a cheap commodity in the social media world. The lust for for followers has corroded the lines of behavior. Chasing likes is a pluto treasure hunt in the digital world. Director, actor and producer Hugo Becker shows the self-destructive side of bargain basement celebrity with his Oscar qualifying short film MUKBANGER. A Black […]

  • Imperfect, But with Love

    Imperfect, But with Love

    Every father and son relationship is different. The “Ward Cleaver” image from 50’s American TV was a work of the Perfect Eisenhower era fiction. Father’s can show their love, sometimes in imperfect ways. TWO FOR THE RODE from Lochlainn McKenna is an award-winning short film about a parent and childhood bound manifesting itself in some […]

  • Remote Challenges

    Remote Challenges

    Chat Cinema talks to director Turan Haste about his Oscar Qualifying short film THE MOISTURE. The Venice Film Festival entry is a story of challenging relationships for a teacher in a remote Turkish village.

  • An Intimate Relationship and a Wall

    An Intimate Relationship and a Wall

    The Chat Cinema Podcast talks to Director Mike Donahue about his Academy Awards 2023 qualifying short live action film. Mike’s film TROY is the story of an intimate relationship, albeit, one sided through a thin wall. Tea and Charlie live in a New York City apartment next to fellow tenant Troy, a man with a […]