Category Archives: Festivals&Academy

Tribeca 2021: “Ailey”

Dancing is an important element that helps tell the story of love, passion, struggle, pain and even death. It also reveals the identity of the one who performs it and of those who watch.

From director Jamila Wignot, “Ailey” is a beautifully crafted documentary that centers around Alvin Ailey, an African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Tribeca 2021: “Ailey”

Daniel Kaluuya Unintentionally Summed Up Oscars Diversity the Best: There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

There were high hopes for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)’ 93rd Academy Awards ceremony. For the first time in history, nearly half of the nominees in acting categories were people of color, and 70 women were nominated across all 23 categories. These were unprecedented numbers for an awards show that has existed…

Daniel Kaluuya Unintentionally Summed Up Oscars Diversity the Best: There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

A Few Late Thoughts On Last Night’s Oscars

Footage of viewers doing what they had to do to make it through last night’s Oscar ceremony This morning, I woke up and I thought about the cult of Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh is a filmmaker who is fervently adored by some film and cultural critics. They eagerly devour his every thought. They examine his annual […]

A Few Late Thoughts On Last Night’s Oscars

Indy Film Library launches its 2021/22 season

Week-long online private screening of top films sees second annual Indy Film Library Awards draw to a close Short documentary Histórias de Lobos [Histories of Wolves] voted winner of Audience Choice Award Submissions opened for 2021/22 season of Indy Film Library’s annual contest Over the last two weeks, Indy Film Library (IFL) has been streaming […]

Indy Film Library launches its 2021/22 season

Oscar Nominated Shorts

Hello friends! Here’s something you may not know but I love watching shorts- especially groups of shorts. There’s something satisfying about watching a little morsel of storytelling whether it be animated, live action or documentary. The only problem is sometimes the Oscar nominated shorts can be tough to get a-hold of but this year they […]

[REVIEWS] Oscar Nominated Shorts

Documentary Review: Superheroes with snouts — “The Truffle Hunters”

In villages in the hill country of extreme northwestern Italy life moves slowly, and can seem to revolve around an elite corps with names like Nina, Birba, Pepe, Leo and Siana, Tina and Jeri, Fiona and Titina. They are the adored dogs with the million Euro noses, “The Truffle Hunters.” Sure, their human partners are […]

Documentary Review: Superheroes with snouts — “The Truffle Hunters”

First Glance: “The Night House”

Wasn’t I just saying there has been no shortage of horror movies in 2021? Now Searchlight Pictures is adding one to your watchlist. “The Night House” comes from horror director and fan David Bruckner. It premiered way back at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. With Covid-19 (hopefully) in our rear view the film is finally […]

First Glance: “The Night House”