Category: Film

Film Review: DAY RELEASE (FREIGANG)- A Palm Springs International Shortfest Nominee for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes

A hell of a story. Compelling. Picturesque, from the doe eyes of star Anna Suk playing with incredible finesse single mom Kathi (with a felony conviction) struggling to keep the nasty fates and cruel verities of life that have dogged her from being passed on to her wide-eyed son Patrick, played with aplomb by Patrick Schmidl.

Lineup for the 48th Dance on Camera Festival, July 17-20, by Dance Films Association & Film at Lincoln Center

This program travels the globe from Ireland to Argentina to Kazakhstan, and the festival will be presented digitally for the first time. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 1. For additional information visit Film at Lincoln Center at filmlinc.org, Dance Films Association at dancefilms.org, and follow tlhem on social media: @filmlinc and @dancefilms.
Gregg W. Morris

Palm Springs International Shortfest

Palm Springs Shortfest – JOSIAH nominated for the Best U.S. Short; explores Hollywood’s unconscious stereotyping. DAY RELEASE, nominated for the Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes;story of a single incarcerated mother facing a grave deadline. THE LAST FERRY FROM GRASS ISLAND, nominated for the Best U.S. Short; story of a hunted former Triad.
By Gregg W. Morris

CANE FIRE – Hot Docs Film Review

Director Anthony Banua-Simon’s CANE FIRE has the soul of a searing polemic in the form of a sobering memoir about the tropical Hawaiian island of Kaua’i. It looks like a paradise of paradises. For the indigenous and working class people who make the tourist industry shine it’s as bad as the eighth ring of Dante’s hell.
By Gregg W. Morris

12 HOUR SHIFT – 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Review

Cowabunga! Audacious and raunchy with panache, this bite-me movie spits in your eyes – and winks at key moments. Because of deft direction and acting, 12 HOUR SHIFT sails on an elevated cloud of entertainment, mercifully and artfully sparing an audience fhe dregs of insipid slapstick it would have been in lesser hands.
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 3, the End

The Scene That Won’t Be Spoiled in This Article: “In fact, we’re not in a situation where I’m sitting here thinking, oh my god, no one gets it. Because everyone does get it, in their own way, but it still had the impact I wanted it to have. And the only person who will ever know what the [inaudible 00:28:06] could’ve been is me, who can see it in their head.”
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 2 of 3

Beatific and surrealistic, scene-segues of the older Issac & Jude to the younger Issac & Jude and back, glow effervescently, figuratively speaking. These weren’t flashbacks, that was for sure. At the time of the interview, however, the writer-reviewer was fumbling, like a misfiring engine, with questions about what he had seen. The director resolved his dismay.
By Gregg W. Morris