Festivals&Academy

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
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26 Asian short films you shouldn’t miss at the 38th Busan International Short Film Festival (Part 1)

These are twenty-six Asian short films you shouldn’t miss at the 38th Busan International Short Film Festival which will take place from April 21st – 26th (2021) in Busan, Korea.

26 Asian short films you shouldn’t miss at the 38th Busan International Short Film Festival (Part 1)
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Movie Review – Beyond The Dream

Beyond The Dream Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Kiwi Chow “I thought love was only true in fairy tales / Meant for someone else, but not for me” This thing called love is a fantasy for some of us, yet, a condition exists which convinces people someone – a celebrity or somebody they know – is […]

Movie Review – Beyond The Dream
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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”
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Movie Review:China’s Oscar contender “Better Days”

“Better Days” is a searing indictment of bullying culture and China’s insanely intense college admissions system, all tucked into a sadly compelling romantic thriller. The added-attention of an Oscar nomination gives a welcome boost to a movie much of the world missed in late 2019, but one well worth enduring and embracing. “Enduring” because Derek […]

Movie Review: Bullying as a romantic thriller — China’s Oscar contender “Better Days”
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SXSW 2021: “Bantú Mama”

Destiny is a funny thing. When things go from bad to worse, fate plays a trick to change everything in an unthinkable way, to make things happen for the right people at the right time. Emma (Clarisse Albrecht), an Afropean woman, got herself into legal trouble when she was caught transporting drugs in the airport […]

SXSW 2021: “Bantú Mama”
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SXSW 2021: “Are You Still There?”

Accidents happen on the road. Whether it’s the result of a crash, fight, or just a dead car battery. But what can we do to come out of such a situation? Do we just call for help or try to be proactive and fix the situation by ourselves? It’s hot weather conditions and Safa (Safa […]

SXSW 2021: “Are You Still There?”
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SXSW 2021: “The Criminals”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. In a very strict culture, two people who love each other must get married first before they are allowed to get close to each other. If intimacy occurs before marriage, it can be punishable with something as harsh as a death sentence. Nazli and Emre, escaping their homes, hope […]

SXSW 2021: “The Criminals”
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SXSW Day 2 (I’m Fine, Twyla Moves, US vs Reality Winner, Here Before, Tom Petty, Recovery)

Hey everyone! After a rough start to the South by Southwest Film Festival Day 2 proved to be much better. In fact, I liked all 6 films I watched today to one degree or another. Hooray! So let’s get started with the recaps! I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking) I have to say COVID is proving […]

SXSW Day 2 Log (I’m Fine, Twyla Moves, US vs Reality Winner, Here Before, Tom Petty, Recovery)
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SXSW Day 1 (Kid Candidate, Introducing Selma, Islands,Demi Lovato, Hysterical, The Lost Sons)

Hey everyone! Today begins the first day of the South by Southwest Film Festival of SXSW. This is my first year attending the festival and of course I attended virtually this year. Hopefully next year I can go down to Austin and attend in person (which is something I was planning to do last year […]

SXSW Day 1 Log (Kid Candidate, Introducing Selma, Islands,Demi Lovato, Hysterical, The Lost Sons)
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SXSW 2021: “The Lost Sons”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. There is no bigger moment than the birth of a child. The newborn brought to life should be cherished and celebrated. It seems nothing could stop life from being happily ever after, except for one event, the worst nightmare of any parent – the kidnapping of the child. It’s […]

SXSW 2021: “The Lost Sons”
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Your 30th Florida Film Festival Lineup

An Orlando-made dramedy that takes us back to the Hurricane Charley hit starring John Amos is the opening night premiere. That’s the trailer to “Because of Charley” above. Karen Allen and Isabella Rosellini will appear, via Zoom, for A & As after “Starman” and “Blue Velvet,” respectively. The 2021 edition of the Florida Film Festival […]

Your 30th Florida Film Festival Lineup
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Berlinale 2021: “White Fortress”

© TABIJA FILM INC. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 3.5 out of 5. When a war starts, it takes lives; but when it ends, it destroys emotionally and psychologically what’s left behind. And that’s the most difficult part, picking up the broken pieces of life that, sadly for some, will never be the same. Set in Sarajevo, Faruk (Pavle […]

Berlinale 2021: White Fortress”
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2021 Golden Globes Complete Winners List

HFPA Here’s the full winners list: Best Motion Picture – Drama  “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics) “Mank” (Netflix) “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) (WINNER) “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features) “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) […]

2021 Golden Globes Complete Winners List
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REVIEW: “The Vigil” (2021)

In the upcoming indie chiller “The Vigil” a troubled young man encounters a malevolent spirit while watching over the body of deceased man from his Jewish community in Brooklyn. It’s a religious ritual where the person watching (called a shomer if male, a shomeret if female) both protects and comforts the deceased’s soul until time […]

REVIEW: “The Vigil” (2021)
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