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Friday, August 5,2022

This Film Fest of Horrors Really Wants to Scare the Bejesus Out of Its Audiences

The Word Is Out: Horror Fans Can Have the Bejesus Scared Out of them in Multiple Fright Nights Watching 67 Films at the 18th Annual HollyShorts Oscar-Qualifying® Film Festival, Screening from August 11-20, 2022



Friday, August 5,2022

New York Film Festival 60 Updates

Third in a Series of Film at Lincoln Center Articles About NYFF 60

 

Second of Several Articles About 2022 New York Film Festival 60, September 30 – October 16



Thursday, August 4, 2022

Begins September 30, Ends October 16, 2022

New York Film Fest 60 2022 Announcement: Noah Baumbach’s WHITE NOISE Opens the Fest

NYFF60 single tickets scheduled to go on sale to the general public Monday, September 19 , noon ET, with pre-sale access for FLC members and pass holders prior to this date.



Saturday, July 30, 2022

We Have to Blow Those Whistles As Loud As Ever

 

Acting Provost Dr. Valeda Dent



Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Kit & Caboodle – Pandemic Be Damned, 72 Hour Shootout Spits in Thy Eye

72 Hour Shootout 2022 Private Intimate Pre-Screening Cocktail Event – Who, What, Where, When, Why & How – Part 1



Sunday, July 24 2022

Eighteenth Annual Celebrated Film Festival for Short Films

The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, August 11 – 20, 2022, with 5000 Entries, 161 Female Directors and 101 BIPOC Directors and Nearly 400 Films



Thursday, July 14, 2022

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead: This Movie Most Certainly Will Open Up Your Eyes As It Opens Up Your Soul

Srey Leak Chhith. Photo Credit Good Deed Entertainment

KARMALINK, Film Review of Director Jake Wachtel’s Mesmerizing Sci-fi Reincarnation Artificial Consciousness Search for Enlightenment Movie



Friday, July 8,2022

Picture Below, One of Many Touching Moments in an Documentary Extraordinaire: Medical Staff Wearing Pictures on Their PPE Garb After Learning Their Patients Had Problems Identifying Them

PBS POV Broadcast July 11, 2022, 10 p.m. EST on PBS Television Nationwide and Streaming on PBS.org WUHAN WUHAN Film Review



Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Truth? The Whole Truth? Nothing But the Truth? – Regardless Whatever the Faux President of the ‘Great Lie’ Said, Audiences Need to Check This Out About the City of Wuhan

“WUHAN WUHAN” – PBS POV Documentary Extraordinaire About the 1st Wave of COVID-19 in the City Where the Virus Was First Discovered, Debuting July 11, 2022 at 10 p.m. EST on PBS Television Nationwide and Streaming on PBS.org



Monday, July 4, 2022



Monday, July 4, 2022

2022 Tribeca Film Festival Exited Stage Left June 19 But the WORD Is Still Wrapping Up

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center.

2022 Tribeca Film Festival ReviewUNFINISHED BUSINESS: Audiences Should Get Ready for a Cinematic Razzle-Dazzle Pièce de Résistance About Professional Women Basketball Players



Thursday, June 30, 2022

Still Wrapping Up a Few More Tribeca Reviews As the Next New York Film Fest Hits the Big Apple – Damn the Pandemic & All Its Variants, Full Speed Ahead

New York Asian Film Foundation & Film at Lincoln Center Unveil Second Wave of Titles, Award Honorees, and Guests for 20th Anniversary New York Asian Film Festival



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Not Quite Over …

Tribeca Film Festival 2022Film Review PINK MOON (Awarded Special Jury Mention for Best New Narrative Director, Floor van der Meulen)



Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Festival Has Ended But There Are Lots of Reviews Still in the Works

Tribeca Film Festival 2022WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD – Winner of Best Cinematography in the TFF International Narrative Competition



Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Screened Yesterday, June 21, for Delegates at Austrian University’s Asia Pacific Week, w/Q&A by Creative Team and Is Now Streaming on Amazon

ECHOES OF THE EMPIRE … Beyond Genghis Khan



Sunday, June 19, 2022

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Festival Wraps Tomorrow, Monday, June 20, 2022

Audience Awards – Tribeca Film Festival 2022



Saturday, June 18, 2022

2022 Jury Award Winners of the 21st Annual Tribeca Festival



Friday, June 17, 2022

THE DOC Documentary Film Review Tribeca Film Festival 2022



Friday, June 17, 2022

LIFT Film Review 2022 Tribeca Film Festival



Monday, June 13, 2022

The Grand Guignol of FAMILY DINNER Can Rock Your Palates

A Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Must See!Film Review of Director Peter Hengl’s FAMILY DINNER {♦ LAST PUBLIC SCREENING, Wednesday, 6/15 @ 8:15 p.m. – Tribeca Film Center}



Sunday, June 12, 2022

What Happens When the Lifeline of a City Goes Belly Up? Find Out June 14 …

END OF THE LINE Film Review – Audiences Should Gear Up for Tuesday, June 14



Sunday, May 29, 2022

Audio courtesy of CJR

‘Everything is on the table’ – Jelani Cobb, New Dean of Columbia University School of Journalism



Sunday, May 29, 2022

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center.

KAEPERNICK & AMERICA Premieres at 2022 Tribeca Festival Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m. ESTTrailer Preview & Info Below



Friday, May 27, 2022

Susan Norget Film Production List, Tribeca Film Fest 2022

Author Robert Caro and Editor Robert Gottlieb, TURN EVERY PAGE, directed by Lizzie Gottlieb. Photo credit: Claudia Raschke. Courtesy of Wild Surmise Prods./Topic

Susan Norget2022 Tribeca Film Festival



Friday, May 27, 2022

Picture by Peter Fenoaltea

Peter Fenoaltea’s Nets – The 2021-2022 Season Was What It Was



May 15, Sunday, 2022

Time to Get Ready for Geena Davis’ BFF Film Festival – Virtual & Live

Jurors Selected for Geena Davis 8th Annual Bentonville Film Festival – 2022



May 14, Saturday, 2022

This Film Short Can Take Your Breath Away – Part 1

Abigail Jean’s QUEEN OF THE DESERT Film Review Short



May 14, Saturday, 2022

This Film Short Could Take Your Breath Away –Part 2

Luis De Leon’s THE QUEEN OF THE DESERT Film Short Review

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Great White Way Birthday Celebration Never to Be Forgotten

Katie Lambert’s First Person Account of the Bravura ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at Broadway’s Majestic Theater



Friday, May 6, 2022

Damn the Pandemic & Its Variants – Full Speed Ahead with Movie Making

Movie TeaserFEAR by Hungarian Director Ivaylo Hristov – Winner of the Grand Prize for Best Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival[Street Date Availability: June 14, 2022]



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Put This on Your Calendars

2022 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 5 – 13



Sunday, May 1 2022

Game On

Second of Several Tribeca Film Festival Announcements for 2022 – Gaming



Saturday, April 30, 2022

One of Several 2022 Tribeca Film Festival Announcements to Get You Ready for the Big Fête Coming This Way

 



Friday, April 29, 2022

Back! And in Full Force

2022 Human Rights Film Festival Line Up, May 20-26



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Damn the Pandemic, Human Rights Watch Film Festival Is Back in the Game

Human Rights Film Festival 2022 Alert



Friday, April 22, 2002

Damn the Pandemic & Its Variants: Full Speed Ahead with Movies

A Riveting Micro Budgeted Movie With the Heart, Soul and Panache of a Hollywood Blockbuster: JUMP, DARLING



Friday, April 8, 2022

Candy

Candy Episode 103, “Overkill”  Photo by Tina Rowden/Hulu

First Impression of New Hulu Thriller Candy



Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Must Viewing and Reading by a Former Hunter Grad Student Who Knows the Score



Saturday, April 2, 2022

A New Wave of Covid-19 Is Coming. Here’s How to Prepare – New York Times

Click here for NYT’s seven steps to lower risks, minimize potential harm – yada, yada, yada.



Friday, April 1, 2022

She Came, She Saw … Uh Oh!

This WORD Reporter Does Not Feel Safe Without Her Mask



Friday, April 1,2022

Another Story in a Series About Students Returning to Campus for On-Campus Classes

“Please, If You Want to Be Forgiven, You Need to Repent Now”



Saturday, March 26, 2020

Another Damn the Pandemic, Full-Speed Ahead Story

Katie Lambert Returns – One of Several Articles about the Reopening of the College for On-Campus Learning



Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Damn the COVID-19 Omicron Variant, Full Speed Ahead: Hunter Campuses Opened for Business – and So Are Its Organized Student Activities

Shot of the three-building main Hunter campus at Lexington Avenue & 68th Street, Upper West Side, Manhattan.

Go Forth and Seek, She Was Told, And, Thusly, She Stumbled Upon the Hindu Students Association



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Why Derring-do Nets Fans Packing the Barclays Center Have Reason to Sneer in the Face of the BA.2 sub-variant

Peter Fenoaltea’s Nets



Saturday, March 12, 2020

MUSIC REVIEW – Finding the Beauty in Your Scars



Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Ismael’s Corner

Major League Baseball Should Retire Roberto Clemente’s #21 for Good



Tuesday, March 8, 2022

ISMAEL’S CORNER – After David Ortiz Who’s next?



Friday, March 4, 2022

Like the TERMINATOR, 72 Hour Shootout Is Back

Registration Open for 18th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition



Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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With tensions running high over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, all sides have accused each other of spreading misinformation and propaganda.

Moscow has long accused Ukraine of ‘genocide’ against Russian speakers in the east. The United States called the claim ‘a reprehensible falsehood,’ but Washington has also faced criticism for warning of an imminent attack.

So, who will win the battle for public opinion?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Guests:
Lada Roslycky – Founder, Black Trident Defense and Security Consulting Group.
Richard Sakwa – Professor of Russian and European Politics, University of Kent.
Peter Zalmayev – Executive Director, Eurasia Democracy Initiative.
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Friday, February 18, 2022

Absolutely a Must-See

Episode 5, “King” to air on February 24, 2022.
Episode 6, “The Tree” to air on March 3, 2022.
Episode 7 [No Title This Date] to air on March 10, 2022.
Episode 8 [No Tittle This Date] to air on March 17, 2022.



Saturday, February 12, 2022

Don’t Binge on the Hype

Click Here for the NYT’s ‘All the Super Bowl Hype Fit to Print’



Wednesday, February 9, 2022

UWIRE? Check It Out

NEW MENINGITIS B RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS & STUDENTS TO HELP PREVENT CASES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES



Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Film Teaser

Damn the OMICRON, Full Speed Ahead to See a MovieGIVE OR TAKE Opening February 11 2020– And on DVD & Digital February 22, 2022



Thursday, January 27, 2022

Still Hanging Around

Omicron Surging January 27, 2022

By Gregg W. Morris



Tuesday, January 25, 2022

De Mortuis Nihil Nisi Bonum for Sheldon Silver?

Absolutely not!

By Gregg W. Morris



Tuesday, January 11, 2022

They Wanted to Radically Change the System Before It Was Too Late

Attention Audiences – A Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review (And Don’t Forget Your Masks When You See the Film): Director Skye Wallin’s AMERICAN GADFLY