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  • Which Decisions?

    Which Decisions?

    Iranian Luxembourg filmmaker Cyrus Neshvad’s work THE RED SUITCASE recently received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Short Film. The Paris educated director’s somber story of forced decisions builds a subtle rush. Click below for the Chat Cinema podcast.

  • An Actress in Paris

    An Actress in Paris

    For actress, comedian and model Eugenia Kuzmina Paris is a set. During her time in the City of Lights while performing on stage Eugenia showed off a few couture pieces with famed photographer Vladimir Sichov. Eugenia can be see in the upcoming films OPERATION FORTUNE and ASSASSIN with Bruce Willis.

  • Awards + Uncertainty

    Awards + Uncertainty

    This Award Season reflects life, uncertainty. Trying to decipher a front runner in the race has confounded critics and filmgoers. Tar and Everything Everywhere All at Once seem sure bets as does Braden Fraser and Ke Huy Quan are nods bets. Cate Blanchette, Michelle Yeoh and Danielle Deadwyler for the little seen Till are front […]

  • A Punch from Chile

    A Punch from Chile

    Fast Review-Fernando Guzzoni’s Blanquita hits the a viewer a with punch to the face. After viewing the Chilean Oscar entry on the country’s child sex traffic scandal I needed a moment. The Venice Film Festival winner is now playing in New York City and Los Angeles. 4 maybe 4.5 stars out of 5. Running Time […]

  • The Oscar Race For Short Films in 2022

    The Oscar Race For Short Films in 2022

    Presenting varied International Short films that are Oscar eligible. The standard of these films are original and mostly excellent. Starting with Tech to the Future by Sandro Monetti, not surprisingly, it is something otherworldly. The only non-fiction film here, the mood is like a news item straight out of Robocop. On-screen narrator Francis Hellyer proclaims […]

  • Who Could Forget Black Is Beautiful?

    Who Could Forget Black Is Beautiful?

    As a cinema lover and child of the seventies I watched many films from the “Blaxploitation”(a term I never liked) era. Netflix just released IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU from historian and filmmaker Elvis Mitchell.

  • Wakanda and Coel

    Wakanda and Coel

    Emmy Winner Michaela Coel has become an entertainment juggernaut. Starring in the much talked about series “I May Destroy You” to this month’s highly anticipated Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever. We had the pleasure of interviewing Coel at the Shooting Stars event at the Berlinale a few years ago. The multi-hyphenate actress is on the […]

  • A Laugh Came From There, REALLY!

    A Laugh Came From There, REALLY!

    A mockumentary from a South African filmmaker seemed a bit of a long shot. Attending a film festivals is about viewing cinema outside of one’s comfort zone. Part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam Return of the Tiger Section, Daryn’s Gym was a curious title with an unusual premise. Surprisingly, the work from director Brett […]

  • UTAMA on Chat Cinema

    UTAMA on Chat Cinema

    For this episode of Chat Cinema, a conversation with Director Alejandro Loayza Grisi about his highly acclaimed film UTAMA. The Bolivian film has been selected for entry for Best International Film Oscar.

  • Visual Poetry from Bolivia

    Visual Poetry from Bolivia

    Utama has won acclaimed for its visual poetry style. Bolivian Director Alejandro Loayza Grisi‘s film follows the affects of severe weather on a shepherd family. Chat Cinema Podcast with the filmmaker coming soon.