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Monday, November 15, 2021

2021 DOC NYC Film Review Teaser: PUNCH 9 FOR HAROLD WASHINGTON – Part 1

Monday, November 15, 2021

Another Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Festival

DOC NYC Film Festival 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Second in a Series of Articles

Students Dealing with Challenges Unlike Any in Recent Memory Say They Are Cautiously Optimistic

Saturday, October 30, 2021

First in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students Dealing with the Pandemic

It Is What It Is: An Unprecedented Fall Semester Start

Saturday, October 30, 2021

This Is One of Those Films, As Bitter Sweet As It Is, That You Really Shouldn’t Miss in Your Lifetime

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review of …SALARYMAN, Directed by Allegra Pacheco

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A True American Hero Who Deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Monday,October 25, 2021

Prophesying the Beginning of the End?

FRIMAS – Short Movie Review

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Controversy Continues

Censorship of Student Journalists Persists Despite their Essential Role Reporting on COVID, Protests, Racial Justice and Elections, New White Paper Finds

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ZOOM Press Conference with Ethnic Journalists Who Are Follows at Center for Cooperative Media @ Montclair State University




This Fellow’s articles in the works for NY Urban News & & Et.Al.

Tuesday, September 28,2021

Film Update: Accolades Pouring In

Film Update: klutz.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Another Damn the Delta Variant Full Speed Ahead Film to See

Ronnie Russo played by Neil Brown Jr.


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Straight No Chaser Film Short ReviewA GOOD COUPLE

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Review of a Five-Star Film Named klutz.

Left to right: One of those moments of Lida (Actress Mara Kassin) being a big sister to Zowie (Actress Malka Wallick).

Film Short Reviewklutz.


Monday, September 13, 2021

More Movie Reviews and News Articles in the Works: Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

Film Short ReviewI AM, 26 Minutes of Cinematic Ebullience

Monday, August 30, 2021


2021 New York Asian Film Festival 20th Edition Closed August 22

Courtesy, NYAFF

Sunday, August 29, 2021

NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.: Flu Shot Is Very Important for Individual Health and to Prevent Spread of Influenza Virus

Monday, August 23, 2021

Damn the Delta Variant, Full Speed Ahead

Courtesy, NYAFF

New York Asian American Film Festival 2021ALL U NEED IS LOVE Film Review

Monday, August 23, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech’s Coronavirus Vaccine Approved for Human Beings 16 and Up

Click here for New York Times article.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

 I Am Not Surprised

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Latest Shootout News

2021 72 Hour Shootout Premiere Dedicated to Actor, Writer Howard Fong

Monday, August 16, 2021

Film at Lincoln Center’s 59th Opens in September

Main Slate Selections for 59th New York Film Festival (September 29 to October 10) – Part 1

Main Slate Selections for 59th New York Film Festival (September 29 to October 10) – Part 2

Friday, August 13, 2021

Opened Today in Theaters and Available Digitally

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film ReviewTHE MEANING OF HITLER – An Inquiry into Decades of Cultural Fascination with the Nazi Leader and the Ramifications of Such a Fascination on Present Day Politics

Sunday, August 8 2021

Coming Your Way August 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

499 Trailer Review Powerful Film by Mexican America Director Rodrigo Reyes

Sunday, August 8, 2021

6:45 Q & A: Time Looping and Beyond

A Damn the Delta Variant, Full Speed Ahead Q & A: With 6:45 Director Craig Singer

Are You 6:45 Next?

Friday, August 6, 2021

A Damn the Delta Variant, Full Speed Ahead Film Review: 6:45 by Director Craig Singer

Friday, July 30, 2021

More to Report Today, Plus Updates!

Bentonville Film Festival July 30 Update: Celebrity Lineup of Academy Award-Winner Geena Davis, Margaret Cho, Yolanda Ross, And Shohreh Aghdashloo

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Deep in the Cinematic Heart of the 25th State

Late, Late Breaking Cinematic News2021 Bentonsville Film Festival Led by Academy Award® Winning Actress Geena Davis Launches August 2

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Publicized as a Road, Road Rage Movie, Yes! Sways like a Road, Road Rage Movie, Yes! But Is So Much More About Dutch Society – Uh Oh!

Uh Oh. Picture, courtesy Movie Moment


Monday, July 26, 2021

JOE BELL Opened in Theaters July 23, 2021

Film Review – Pass the Word:JOE BELL Is a Riveting Button-Pushing 90 Minutes

Reid Miller as son Jadin Bell and Mark Wahlberg as dad Joe Bell. Photo credit Quantrell D. Colbert. Picture courtesy Roadside Attractions

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Are There Enough Mojos for the Second Wave

Courtesy NYAFF

Second Wave of Cinematic News for the New York Asian Film Festival, Running August 6 to August 22, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

It’s All About Amos Vogel, Film Programmer, Author and Co-Founder of New York Film Festivals at Lincoln Center


New York City Reportory Cinemas’ Unprecedented Collaboration

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Movie Trailer Teaser For …

TAILGATE“The sort of film that’s so densely drenched in dread that it leaves you jumping, barking, screaming along with the characters and begging for some level of respite that you just know will likely never come.” – IMDb

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The 2021 Fest Has Passed, Long Live the 2022 Fest, Regardless of the COVID-19 Variant Knocking on Your Door Or the Trump Variants Trying to Lay Siege

TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2021 Closes Up Shop: 12 Incredible Days of Festival Highlights

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tribeca Film Fest Audience Thumbs Up Awards


Wrapping Up 2021 TFFAudiences Luv-ed CATCH THE FAIR ONE, BLIND AMBITION, FERGUSON RISES As Their 2021 Tribeca Festival Audience Award Winners

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Ooh Ah!

Director Poppy Gordon. Picture, courtesy Shark Party Media

Film Review Movie ShortDirector Poppy Gordon’s Audaciously Slick, 13-minute-plus Pièce de Résistance, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Friday, July 9, 2021

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

Blanche, played by Jaclyn Bethany. Picture, courtesy Shark Party Media.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Time to Get You Mojos in Order

Kapow! Kapow! Kapow! New York Asian Film Festival, 20th Edition, August 2-22

Friday, July 2, 2021

Ransomeware Scammers Want to Bleed & Suck Us Dry! [As If We Don’t Have Enough to Deal With: Berserking COVID-19 Delta, Delta Plus Variant Outbreaks]

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A Word to the Wise …

SHAPELESS Film Review – 2021 Tribeca Film Festival: Don’t See This Alone!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

It’s Time to Say Adieu, Gluckliche Reise, Kwaheri, 再見 …

TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2021 CLOSING NIGHT: Dave Chappelle, Stacey Abrams, Juneteenth, The Root’s Tariq Trotter, Gina Prince-Bythewood & Sanaa Lathan

Saturday, Juneteenth (June 19) , 2021

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Tribeca Film Festival’s Latest

BRIGHTON 4TH. Image, Kino Iberica

ASCENSION. Picture by Jessica Kingdon

THE NOVICE. Pic by Todd Martin

2021 Tribeca Film Festival Jury Competition and Art Award Winners

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Must See Thriller

Whole Woman’s Health, top; below, McAllen Pregnancy Center. Picture from Google Maps

ON THE DIVIDE Documentary Film Review

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Once You See This Film, You Will Want to See It Again and Again and Again

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL (Short, 21 minutes), World Premiere, Tribeca Film Fest 2021 – Review by Gregg W. Morris

Monday, June 14, 2021

Oh, Well, the Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Gang Aft Agley

NO RUNNING Film Review – 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Online World Premier, Juneteenth Programming

Thursday, June 10, 2021

New Trailer – Public Screening Today, 5 p.m. Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens, Director Ben Proudfoot and Lucy Harris in-person for Q&A!

Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Somewhat Late Breaking News

2021 Tribeca Festival Kicked Off Opening Nights for Its 20th Anniversary with World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ IN THE HEIGHTS in all Five New York City Boroughs Last Night

Jon M. Chu, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal more attend premiere at United Palace Theater in Washington Heights with scenery from the film serving as the backdrop on the carpet. For the first time ever, the festival’s opening night was screened simultaneously across all five boroughs in multiple open-air venues.

Jon M. Chu directed the screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, created and produced by New York’s own Lin-Manuel Miranda. The screenplay adapted by Quiara Alegría Hudes, with original songs and lyrics by Miranda, is about a bodega owner Usnavi, played by Anthony Ramos, who hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. The film also stars Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits. Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, and Mara Jacobs produce.

Tribeca also hosted members of its 2021 jury at the In The Heights screening at The Battery including Sharon Stone, Helen Hunt, Delroy Lindo, Bryan Cranston, John Turturro, Hari Nef, Justin Bartha, Adria Petty, Ana Lily Amirpour, Elegance Bratton, Tig Notaro, Iyabo Boyd, Judith Godreche, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.

Tribeca 2021 runs June 9-20 and is the first major North American film festival held in person since COVID-19. The 12-day live celebration is the culmination of NY PopsUp, the statewide revitalization initiative to bring back live entertainment and the arts to the community.

More TFF 2021 news to follow.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

2021 Tribeca Film Festival PreviewBLINDSPOTTING

Friday, May 28, 2021

Coming Your Way Soon

2021 Tribeca Film Festival Preview, Short Documentary: THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL: One of the Greatest Living Woman Basketball Player to Ever Step on a Court and If You Don’t Know About Her That’s About to Change

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

“As a competitive ballroom dancer, I want to inspire my students to improve, work hard and have the most fun when they’re dancing, especially during the Pandemic” –Sima Sadykhov

Picture by Sima Sadykhov © Copyright 2021

Inspiring Young Kids to Use Dance to Soothe the Ills of a Savage Beast

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

#MaskUpHunter, #VaxUpHunter – #MaskUpCUNY, #VaxUpCUNY

Before the Pandemic, Hunter’s third-floor sky bridges were major thorofares at peak campus hours. File photo

Quarantined Until Further Notice: A Photo Journalism Piece by a WORD Reporter Getting Ready for the Light at the end of the Tunnel

Monday, May 24, 2021

Dance Is the Art Form of the Soul for Humans to Express Inner Feelings, Thoughts and Experiences

Film ReviewMr. GAGA: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)

Monday May 24,2021

Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Short Film Review

Film ReviewNEWARK ON THE RISE – Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Documentary, Short Film Review (TFF 2021 Re-released This Film to Celebrate Its Upcoming June Film Festival)

Monday, May 24, 2021

Another in a series of articles by WORD Feature Writers Reporting During This G*d D*mn COVID-19 Pandemic


The Whop-Whop-Whopping of Several Blades Slapping – May 8, 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Issued: May 14, 2021 02:00 p.m. Expires: August 13, 2021 02:00 p.m.

The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States. The Homeland is facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile in 2021. These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. Social media and online forums are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity. Such threats also are exacerbated by the impacts from the ongoing global pandemic.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

20th Anniversary, June 9-20, 11 Days of Awesomeness

Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Celebrating Juneteenth by Showcasing Black Voices, Creators & Stories from The African Diaspora with Feature & Short Films, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Talks, Immersive, Podcasts and Other Special Events

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Oh là là!, Er, Oh jee!


Ninth in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – And the Families and Friends of Many Contributing to this Project – Deal with the Pandemic


Monday, May 3, 2021

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Eighth in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students (as Well as Families and Friends of Many) Deal with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed

Big Apple Film Fests Coming to the Fore!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Late Breaking News.ReelAbilities Film Festival

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Stop Asian Hate paint splash backdrop with hands sign. Modern Asian racism background

PaleyImpact: Media’s Role in Combating Hate and Violence Towards Asians and Pacific Islanders


Monday, April 19, 2021

Seventh in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students (As well as Families and Friends of Many) Dealing with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

Sixth in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – as Well as Families and Friends of Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadI and My Brother, Mom and Grandmother Tested Positive. “We spent our days in bed binging on Netflix series, reading books, and reassuring friends … that we indeed didn’t need any more borscht”

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Fifth in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – as Well as Families and Friends For Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadA touch of kindness during a challenging time for me and my classmates

April 12, 2021

Fourth in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – as Well as Families and Friends of Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadTo my surprise I am in a better mental state, and I am more optimistic about this semester and the future


April 11, 2011

Third in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – as Well as Families and Friends of Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadDavid Dekle-Hills, Kedar Young and Sumaya Nasir Said They Are Stepping Up to Challenges As Best They Can

Second in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – as Well as Families and Friends of Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

April 11, 2021

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadI, and plenty of others I know, miss the simple days of the drafty classrooms

April 10, 2021

First in a Series of Articles About Hunter Students – As Well as Families and Friends of Many – Dealing with the Pandemic

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed AheadI’m a pretty introverted leaning person so the beginning of quarantine was almost like a blissful vacation

April 9, 2021

WITNESS INFECTION Taking Cinephiles to Dimensions of Comedy and Horror Beyond Belief, Cinematically Speaking of Course?

WITNESS INFECTION 5Ws-and-H Q&A with Writers Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Meleán – Part 1

WITNESS INFECTION Taking Cinephiles to Dimensions of Comedy and Horror Beyond Belief, Cinematically Speaking of Course? On Second Thought: Are They Ready?

April 9, 2021

WITNESS INFECTION 5Ws-and-H Q&A with Writers Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Meleán – Part 2

Thursday, March 25, 2021



Confronting the Racists and the Racism Directed Against Asians and Asian Americans

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

How the media covered the mass shooting in Georgia

Tuesday, March 16, 2021


Monday, March 8, 2021

The Who, What, Where When and How of the Spectacular Asian American Film Lab and Its 17th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Competition Celebrating and Empowering Voices and Stories Too Often Marginalized by Mainstream MediaPart 1</span

New Coordinator on Board: Part 2 of the 5Ws & H – Who, What, When, Where, Why & How – of the 2021 17th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Competition


Wednesday, February 24,2021

Brutality of SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 Inside a COVID-19 I.C.U


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

And You Thought You Knew Everything About Love

LOVE COMES LATELY Film Review by WORD Entertainment Editor Anakeiry Cruz

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

2021 Super Bowl 55: 25,000 Forked Over Big Bucks to Be There, 5.7 Million Not There Streamed It, 46,000 Died of COVID-19 – And Many Experts Held Their Breath about a Post-Game Surge. Nevertheless …

The Weeknd’s 2021 Super Bowl Half Time Show Lived Up to Its Expectations

Tuesday, January 26

DAVID Film Short Review


Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Inauguration Day – New President & New Vice-President

Colin! Colin! Colin

Sunday January 17, 2021

Winner of the 2019 Grand Jury Award at AFI Fest

Film ReviewIranian Film Director Sonia K. Hadad’s EXAM Is Racking Up Rave Reviews

Sunday, January 10, 2021

H. RES. Impeaching Donald Trump …

Click here for Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Monday, December 28, 2020

Click here for COVID-19 Breaking News

Thursday, December 10, 2020 – Damn the Pandemic

Debuting Tomorrow in Multiple Virtual Cinemas: Another Great Film from the Mother of All Documentary Film Festivals

DOC NYC 2020 Film Review THROUGH THE NIGHT – A Director’s Love Letter to Single Mothers and Care Providers

Monday, December 7, 2020

2020 DOC NYC Film Review

Robert Yapkowitz’s & Richard Peete’s Intimate Film Portrait of Karen Dalton

Friday December 4, 2020

THE LAST OUT: A Window into the Dark Side of Major League Baseball Unlike Any “Baseball” Movie Seen by This Reviewer in Recent Memory

THE LAST OUT Film Review

Friday, December 4, 2020

Chronicle of Higher Ed: The 5 Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned About How Coronavirus Spreads on Campus

This J-Professor, WORD Editor wishes that headline had somehow – maybe a sub-headline or two – distinguished between residential, commuter and hybrids like Hunter which has housing though it’s primarily commuter. It is what it is! – Click here.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Picture, courtesy David Magdael & Associates.


Tuesday, November 16, 2020

Courtesy DOC NYC


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

DOC NYC 2020 Film ReviewBARE

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Films About the Black Experience – DOC NYC 2020, November 11-19

Saturday November 7, 2020 – The Presidential Count Still on at 10:33 A.M.

Because Many of the Main Corporate New Services Are Holding Back on Announcing a Victor For Obvious Reasons … Check Out Below

Friday, November 6,2020

DOC NYC 2020 Lineup for 11th Edition, November 11-19 Online – Part 1

DOC NYC Announces Lineup for 11th Edition, November 11-19 Online – Part 1


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Newsy–Vote Smarter 2020: What Happens If There’s A Dispute Over A Ballot?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Michael Smerconish Explains Donald Trump’s Improbable 2016 Victory and Whether It Will Happen Again With Five Days to Go

Monday, October 19, 2020

PaleyIMPACT: COVID-19 and the Presidential Election [Video]

This event was back in September but this editor/journalist likes to check on past prognosticating & forecasting to see how they may stand up or flop in the now.

Click here for the Video

Sunday, October 11, 2020

October is National Bullying Prevention Month – A Call to Action

“I’ll just say that too many academic institutions operate at the lower levels of ethical behavior” – Professor David Yamada, premier legal expert on workplace bullying in the United States.

Sunday, October 11, 2020


MIRROR Film ReviewStylized & Minimalistic, Undeniably Delicious & Brooding, Edged With a Touch of Cynicism

Monday, October 5, 2020

Film Review of AFTER CLASS, a 15-Minute Short With Considerable Poetic Muscle


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

72 Hour Shootout TOP TEN MOVIES and AWARDS!

The 72 Hour Film Shootout’s Top Ten Selection and the Awards Ceremony will be taking place at the Asian American International Film Festival, which is virtual this year due to COVID safety precautions, from October 1st-11th, 2020. Tickets to the screening are donation-based, which help produce the annual film festival, along with programs and events throughout the year.

The top ten films and all the award winners will start screening between midnight TONIGHT and 1am tomorrow morning and will be available online all day 10/1-10/11 so you can drop in anytime to take a watch (here)! Additionally, after you’ve watched the screener, come back for a Q&A panel with some of the filmmakers on October 1st at 8:30pm EST. Keep posted by liking and /72HrShootout and on Twitter and Instagram @AsAmFilmLab #72HrSO #GoingViral #IsolationEdition!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Debate in Cleveland Last Night

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Airing on PBS Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA, A Ground-Breaking, Two-Hour Documentary Film by Acclaimed Historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–Winning Director Ric Burns

Sunday, September 6, 2020

A Bombshell Must See. Review in the works

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