“UTAMA,” Bolivia’s entry for the Oscars, heads to theaters next month

Kino Lorber announced the U.S. theatrical release of "Utama," the debut feature by photographer-turned-filmmaker Alejandro Loayza Grisi, winner of the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival and Bolivia’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film. Winner of numerous awards at various international film festivals, including the Grand Prize for ... more >

Dances with Films LA: Jesse Spiegel’s “REWILDING,” Nem Stankovic’s “MY FRIEND TOMMY” and Zahida Pirani’s “EL CARRITO” | WHAT WE LIKE

"Rewilding" Director: Jesse Spiegel Jesse Spiegel got into a lot of trouble as a young man, but his wealthy parents were always able to assist with legal counsel when he landed in court. However, Spiegel couldn’t forget the many Black faces in the courtroom, present without legal representation of any kind. Now an adult, Spiegel has abandoned his hedonistic ways and, through his passion for ... more >


NEW YORK - This year’s Tribeca Film Festival has an incredible array of films, including many great documentaries. There have also been some stellar fictional pieces as well, including one from Alex Heller, talented young actress who wrote and directed her first feature-length film "The year between" and starred in it, too. The future looks bright for her. Here is a brief roundup of some of ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL: Winners announced, the Ruben Östlund-directed “Triangle of Sadness” awarded the Palme D’Or

Tonight's closing ceremony capped the 75th edition of this festival

Paris-- The winners have been announced and they are as follows: The Short Film Palme D'Or goes to Jinanying Chen for "The Water Murmurs" Special mention in the short film category for "Lori" by Abinash Bikram Shah Special mention: "Plan 75" by Hayakawa Chie The Camera d'Or prize, which is awarded to a first-time film in the official selection, went to "War Poney" by Riley Keough and ... more >

NEWS: Anthony Hopkins to portray Freud in adaptation of Mark St. Germain play

Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, will play Freud in an adaptation of Freud's last session, a play by Mark St. Germain, an American playwright and author. The play was created in 2009. The film, to be directed by Matt Brown ("The Man who knew infinity"), is based around a debate about the existence of God with C.S. Lewis, a role that Hopkins himself had portrayed in "Shadowlands" 1993, directed by Richard ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL: James Gray’s return to his childhood with “ARMAGEDDON TIME”

A story about growing up in the eighties
Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Anthony Hopkins
Directed by James Gray

CANNES, France -- There were problems with booking seats to the screening of James Gray's latest film, "Armageddon Time," this caused frustration. Finally, I managed to snag a ticket to join my group. Gray doesn't come to the Cannes Festival often. Fascinated by marginal characters left to fend for themselves, like Joaquin Phoenix's Leonard Kraditor of "Two Lovers," Gray casts a spotlight on ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL: “EO,” no animals were harmed in the making of this film

Produced by Skopia Film and Jeremy Thomas
Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert and Lorenzo Zurzolo
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowsky

CANNES, France -- Making a movie about a donkey,or to be more specific, from a donkey's point of view is an audacious project. But that's just what Jerzy (pronounced "Ya-shee") Skolimosky did and his film, a slow and oppressive rumination on humans and their relationship to the animal world was screened here on Thursday. A circus troupe. A grey donkey and his handler Kassandra. The animal seems ... more >