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
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
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?
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
Stay tuned for the podcast conversations with the creative teams of some two acclaimed short features.
Chat Cinema on Titane
Controversial. Shocking. Brilliant. These are some of the words use to describe Canes Film Festival winner Titane. For an episode of the Chat Cinema Podcast, we devoted the show to Julia Ducournau’s hardcore work. Click Below to see what we think.
I screened The Lost Leonardo at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021. The art world is full of intrigue, a world all to itself filled with cultural elites. 4 out of 5 stars. The Lost Leonardo directed by Andreas Koefoed.
Belarus on the VERGE
Reading the headline about the Ryanair flight intercepted to Belarus, a story straight from a Cold War novel, suddenly the world was back in an East versus West game of high stakes chest. President Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for almost 3 decades with no signs of exiting the stage. After the the 2020 […]
Round Up from Tribeca
The Tribeca Film Festival ended last week. I got a bit busy, but, I have a run down of the films I screened: The Last Film Show Legend of The Underground Lost Leonardo Queen of Glory Kubrick by Kubrick Miss Panama Bitchin: Sound and Fury of Rick James Last Meal Mark, Mary and Some Other […]