Archive for September, 2018

Fantastic Fest 2018 News: “Luz” Acquired by Screen Media Ahead of US Premiere in Austin

By Liz Lopez  “Luz” made its North American bow at Fantasia Film Festival, and will have its US premiere at Fantastic Fest this week. The film also played at Berlin International Film Festival earlier in the year and will screen as a part of the Sitges Film Festival next month. Screen Media announced via a […]

Austin Film Festival 2018: 2nd Film Wave Announcement

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL CONFIRMS JASON REITMAN’S THE FRONT RUNNER AS CLOSING NIGHT FILM, ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF FILMS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY LINE-UP AFF ALSO HIGHLIGHTS EMERGING FEMALE VOICES COMING THROUGH ITS SHORT FILM COMPETITION Source: AFF Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers’ and filmmakers’ contributions to film, television, and new media, announced today […]

Review/Interview: THE PREDATOR

By Liz Lopez Rating: B  Some people that enter the movie theater to see the “new” feature film, “The Predator,” were likely not born before the original “Predator” 1987 film hit theaters. It starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and his mission takes place in Central America. When filmmaker Shane Black was an actor in the mid -1980s, […]

Review: A SIMPLE FAVOR

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Director Paul Feig, the comedic mind behind TV’s Freaks and Geeks and films Bridesmaids and Spy, makes his first entry in the mystery thriller genre and the results are fantastic. With A Simple Favor, Feig brings his comic talents to a story that even Hitchcock would […]

Review: WHITE BOY RICK

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) During the 1980s Detroit teen Richard Wershe, Jr. not only became a street hustler and drug dealer, he became the youngest FBI informant, all before the age of 16.  A new crime drama by director Yann Demange recreates these amazing events of Wershe’s life.  Though the […]