Author: Greggory Morris

Late, Late Breaking Cinematic News
2021 Bentonsville Film Festival Led by Academy Award® Winning Actress Geena Davis Launches August 2

An annual cinematic event and globally recognized platform that aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities’ voices in entertainment. The week-long Festival, presented by the Bentonville Film Foundation, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, is known for its dedication to championing marginalized and underrepresented voices in film with 65 percent of the competition titles directed by women, giving voice to directors who are  71 percent female, 75 percent BIPOC or AAPI and 33 percent LGBTQIA+.”
By Gregg W. Morris

TAILGATE [AKA BUMPERKLEEF] (2020) Film Review

A 2020 selection at the Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest: The family patriarch (AKA Dad, Hubbie) at the wheel of the family car menacingly tailgates a slow moving van, thus pissing off (irriteren) the van driver, a sociopathic killing machine who doffs a yellow hazmat suit so that he can safely spray a fatally toxic, flesh-burning concoction on people who fail to apologize appropriately for insulting him. Whoa! A metaphorical masterpiece about Dutch society?
By Gregg W. Morris

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

One reason for the bravado moviemaking, this reviewer believes – besides its virtuoso directing, cinematography, acting and production elements – is the imaginative segueing of kaleidoscopic style flashbacks, surrealistic dreamlike scenarios and iconic scenes of contemporary heartland America circa 2013 that create a verisimilitude of astonishing transcendental proportions that you only experience from the best of the best movies. – By Gregg W. Morris

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

Second Wave: More NYAFF news fit to print. This year’s festival will open with the international premiere of Ryoo Seung-wan’s tense political thriller ESCAPE FROM MOGADISH; it will include the North American premiere of Fruit Chan’s new horror masterwork COFFIN HOMES; and it will launch a new Asian American Focus selection. And there is sooooo much more, from August 6 to August 22, 2021. By Gregg W. Morris

New York City Reportory Cinemas’ Unprecedented Collaboration

In an unprecedented collaboration, repertory cinemas across New York City – Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, Light Industry, Metrograph, MoMA, and Museum of the Moving Image – are taking part in a centenary celebration of film programmer, author and co-founder of NYFF, Amos Vogel. Film at Lincoln Center is kicking off the collaboration in the Spotlight section of the 59th New York Film Festival.

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

From Film Movement, A North American Distributor of Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films Based in New York City  Founded in 2002

Genre: Horror/Thriller
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby 5.1/2.0 Stereo
Language: English/Dutch with English Subtitles

Premiering in U.S. Theatrical venues, Virtual Cinema, VOD and Digital on July 30, Street Date: August 3, 2021. DVD: $24.9 Will be Available Exclusively at Walmart

Synopsis, Edited for Style

Hans, his wife and two kids are on a road trip to visit family, and after their vehicle, driven by dad, gets stuck behind a slow-moving van. Hans blows his cool, regresses to infantile road raging, macho derring-do, infuriating the van driver who just happens to be deranged beyond belief. [Please Note: Road Rage Stats for 2021].

Tailgate is an official selection at the badass film fests Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest.

Check out the Pics!

Uh Oh, will the kiddies bite the dust.  Picture, courtesy Movie Moment

Oh, no. Picture, courtesy Movie Moment

About Film Movement
Founded in 2002, Film Movement is a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide including the Oscar-nominated films Theeb (2016) and Corpus Christi (2020). Film Movement’s theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles.
Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, King Hu, Sergio Corbucci, Ettore Scola and Luchino Visconti. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com. Visit www.filmmovementplus.com for more information about Film Movement Plus, the new subscription streaming service from Film Movement.
Gregg W. Morris

Peabody Awards Expand to Include New Categories for Digital and Interactive Storytelling

The Peabody Awards plan to recognize storytelling achievements across interactive, immersive and new media categories. An additional board of 10 newly appointed jurors, composed of esteemed industry experts, will lead Peabody in expanding the organization’s long-established pedigree to recognize works in digital and immersive formats. – By Gregg W. Morris