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INTERVIEW : Eddie Muller, Czar of Noir

Its most committed afficionado lays bare the cinema of the disenchanted

These are tough times for movie lovers. Theaters across the country are closed, many libraries shuttered and people are staying home. However, there is still a way to enjoy watching films. In fact, it may give people a chance to see the more classic cinema that they’ve otherwise been ignoring. The Turner Classics Network (TCM) runs films 24/7 and perhaps the highlight of their line-up is the ... more >

INTERVIEW: CAMILLE BROWN, director of “A Christmas Winter Song”

[Drama / 90 mins]
Ashanti, Stan Shaw and Sashani Nichole

Camille Brown recently achieved a distinction, one that has become a tradition. A female-directed film on Lifetime seems like a rite of passage for any woman behind the camera. Yet a Christmas movie makes it all the more special. “A Christmas Winter Song” aired throughout the month of December, is currently on-demand and will likely remain part of the network’s future holiday line-ups. I was ... more >

OPINION – Hollywood movies and movies about Hollywood

Why are so many films being made about the stories and talents of yesterday?

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film  “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” garnered four nominations at the 2020 Golden Globes, including best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, best supporting actor for Brad Pitt and best screenplay and director for Tarantino.  Many, including the director, consider this film a love letter to the end of Hollywood’s golden age told through the eyes of an actor, an actress and a ... more >

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WE’RE NOT IN WONDERLAND ANYMORE, ALICE, revisiting the Manson family murders with “Charlie Says” filmmaker Mary Harron

Harron previously directed "The Notorious Bettie Page"
Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon and Marianne Rendón
Directed by Mary Harron

Director Mary Harron has had a fascinating journey on her way to the Tribeca Film Festival. Her earlier film “American Psycho” tells the story of a demented killer. “The Notorious Bettie Page” was a historic period piece. With “Charlie Says,” a historic period piece about a demented killer, she’s completed the circle. The story of Charles Manson and his infamous crimes has been told before, ... more >

TALK with Lisa D’Apolito of “Love, Gilda”

"Her comedy and her battle with cancer are both inspiring”
Produced by Lisa D’Apolito, Bronwyn Berry and James Tumminia

When the documentary “Love, Gilda” premiered at last year’s Tribeca film festival I got left out in the cold. No ticket, it was a sellout. But after taking in the film’s premiere on CNN recently, I could see why “Love, Gilda” would garner such success. This tribute of the life of late comedienne Gilda Radner (1946-1989) is filled with warmth, cheer and heart. I was incredibly fortunate to be able ... more >

WANTED: Oscar host (or how Kevin Hart lost the gig)

Hosting the Academy Awards used to be the hottest gig in Hollywood. Bob Hope made it classy, Johnny Carson made it fashionable and Billy Crystal made it hip. Unfortunately, of late it has become a job with as much reward and negativity as working in the Trump White House. The latest victim of its recent controversy is comedian Kevin Hart. Hart recently withdrew himself from the 2019 gig when ... more >

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“Woman walks ahead” | Ahead of history: a conversation with Susanna White

A film from the Tribeca 2018 program
Interview with Susanna White

The film “Woman Walks Ahead” opens this weekend but I was fortunate enough to see it at the Tribeca Festival. It is an honor to finally review it and therefore close out my festival coverage by indeed saving the best for last. Like many films this year it was directed by a woman and judging by the response of the audiences, it’s proof that female directors are certainly on an even playing field ... more >