UNCUT GEMS by Josh and Benny Safdie Adam stars Adam Sandler as Howard, a diamond dealer dangling on the edge of the abyss. His relationship with his wife (Idina Menzel) is imploding; he owes a hefty chunk of money to pissed off racketeers who would find kneecapping too gentle; and he is sinking into the quicksand of an escalating scheme to make a fortune by selling a diamond to Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (playing himself and looking good). – Gregg W. Morris
The new rules define discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment and housing. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants. – Gregg W. Morris
A disillusioned and guilt-ridden former Army field surgeon suffering from PTSD creates a man out of body parts in his Brooklyn laboratory (once a Brooklyn loft). A re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN. A Larry Fessenden masterpiece!
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries , Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, served food and drinks to customers in a Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant in support of One Fair Wage in New York as well as the Raise the Wage Act which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives July 18, 2019.
Anyone, especially cinema aficionados, planning to see Ognjen Glavonić’s superb THE LOAD, originally titled TERET, shouldn’t be surprised if they experience the visceral sensations of a déjà vu moment reminding them of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s WAGES OF WAR (1952) and William Friedkin’s SORCERER (1977).
By Gregg W. Morris
Winners were announced at the conclusion of the Festival Sunday, August 18: Best Webseries, UNO POR UNO: THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS; Best Documentary, CLEAN HANDS; Best U.S. Feature, PAPER BOATS; Best Short Film, EL BALSERO; Honorable Mention (Best Short Film),SENECA; Latinos Stand-Up” competition Winners, ALEX CARABANO and MARK VIERA.
By Gregg W. Morris – The lives of Ana Alvarez, a single Nicaraguan mother living and working hard in Warsaw, Indiana, and her teenage daughter, Izzy, also working hard as well as going to school and getting great grades, are disrupted because of the cruel fate of a routine check that leads to a deportation order for mom – but not for her daughter, who has just been accepted to Indiana University. The sacrifices and risks that Mom takes risks to help her daughter realize her dreams before she is deported will make many in the audience cringe.
The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s premier and most diverse Latino film festival, and a touchstone of the nation’s thriving multicultural cinematic movement, featured more than 83 films representing 10 countries, spanning all genres including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films starring, about and for the U.S. Latino community.
You are accredited to cover the upcoming 57th New York Film Festival. Screenings to begin September 16, and the P&I screening information and schedule will be sent out in early September. Your accreditation permits you to attend (solo) the advance Press & Industry screenings, as well as any scheduled press conferences.
By Gregg W. Morris – Jules&Mickey played by Maika Monroe and Bill Skarsgård are an expletive-taunting, gun-wielding, pain-inflicting Bonnie&Clyde brimming with machismo, and they rob and steal at gunpoint to make $$$ to retire to a Florida beach. Fate has them subsequently meet up with George and Gloria played by Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick who could have easily starred in Director Wes Craven’s five-star horror piece, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, as Craven’s serial killing cannibalistic home owners. Uh oh!