Tag: movies

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Untapped Stories

    Untapped Stories

    African stories are front and center from a Guardian story on untapped stories from the continent. African filmmakers have had success on the film festival circuit, now thanks to Netflix and other streaming services, there is wider distribution of works by Africa’s cinema creative community reaching global audiences.

  • A Genius Tortured

    Sadly, I missed this gem of a documentary at the Berlinale. After speaking to the distributor, my interest got peaked with the intention of a follow up, but because of scheduling conflicts the film fell off the timetable. Happily, with LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING is receiving glowing reviews. The legendary performer in many ways […]

  • Personal Favs From The Berlinale

    Personal Favs From The Berlinale

    After the announcements of the main awards of this year’s Berlinale, other films also deserve recognition. In the Encounters section, The Klezmer Project was directed by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann. Although it did not win (Here, by Bas Devos, took the prize), The duo’s work deserves stand-alone appraisal. Leandro, a frustrated Jewish wedding cameraman […]

  • A Belarusian Spirit

    A Belarusian Spirit

    I admit when I first interviewed Aliaksei Paluyan about his film COURAGE I was a bit nervous for him. Our conversation happened after a plane was “diverted” to Minsk with a Belarusian dissident. Mr. Paluyan has a defiant spirit considering there is a nemesis only a few hours away with a long arm, thin skin […]

  • The Future Talks to Today Part 2

    The Future Talks to Today Part 2

    Short listed for the 2023 Oscar, ALMOST HOME is a futuristic sci-fi short film with moral resonates today, responsibility for a life and death decision. An interview with Producer Jonas Lembeck. A sci-fi short film, not an easy assignment, why did you decide on this one project? Where there times you had to say, “NO”? […]

  • Will She Win This Weekend?

    her first Oscar Nomination for POWER OF THE DOG? Is this her year?

  • Reaching Out

    Reaching Out

    Chat Cinema talks to filmmakers Tom Berkeley and Ross White about their ROY. The duo give us insight on making the timely film starring David Bradley.

  • New Chat Cinemas Coming Soon

    New Chat Cinemas Coming Soon

    Stay tuned for the podcast conversations with the creative teams of some two acclaimed short features.