Tag: cinema

BEFORE WE VANISH, NYFF 55 Film Review

Can a whimsical, end-of-the-world sci-fi feature about aliens from another planet attract big audiences, if, one, it isn’t directed/produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Berg, J.J. Abrams, Paul Verhoeven, Luc Besson, George Lucas, M. Night Shyamalan; two, lacks mind boggling special effects; three, is short on gloom, doom and carnage; and, four, might actually be about the power of love?

BRIGSBY BEAR Film Review

Now playing at the Landmark Theater In lower Manhattan Directed by Dave McCary Written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney Starring Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan…

THE SKYJACKER’S TALE Director’s Interview: Should Director Jamie Kastner’s 2017 Film Make Him the Swashbuckling Film Director of 2007?

Bravura story telling by Canadian Director Jamie Kastner about Ishmael Muslim Ali, one of four men convicted of murdering eight people at a swank golf course in St. Croix , U.S. Virgin Islands, 1972, and who 12 years later hijacked an American Airlines passenger jet to Cuba where, after a short stay in an island prison, was granted political asylum.