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Film Short Review

It was five-minutes, 38-seconds into this marvel of a film – melancholic yet tempered with cosmic bliss – when I experienced the first swell of an unexpected rapture, brought on by scenes of the spoken-word-like-rapping of Zowie pitching to publishers of adult books about a children’s book she wants published. Her main character may be the only character, and she is a girl whose superpowers are diminishing, and who frequently falls on the floor or to the ground like a klutz at certain moments in the time-space continuum. Audiences need to be ready to deal with otherworldly themes in this film. – By Gregg W. Morris

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

Thirty features including new films from Pedro Almodóvar, Jane Campion, Jonas Carpignano, Joel Coen, Julia Ducournau, Bruno Dumont, Michelangelo Frammartino, Rebecca Hall, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Mia Hansen-Løve, Todd Haynes, Joanna Hogg, Hong Sangsoo, Tatiana Huezo, Radu Jude, Alexandre Koberidze, Kira Kovalenko, Nadav Lapid, Pietro Marcello, Avi Mograbi, Radu Muntean, Francesco Munzi, Gaspar Noé, Panah Panahi, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Alice Rohrwacher, Céline Sciamma, Joachim Trier, Anisia Uzeyman, Paul Verhoeven, Apichatpong Weerasethaukul, Saul Williams, and Ramon and Silvan Zürcher.
By Gregg W. Morris, WORD Editor, Publisher

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

There are horror films and then there are horror films that blow audiences out of their seats – and then comes along a tour de force by a director, writer, producers and cast so compelling that a reviewer like me can’t resort to the conventional film review. The scope and magnitude of the film and the derring-do are just too immense and, dare I say, borderline unique. What is Director Craig Center up to with a movie like 6:45 being released in these horrifying times?
By Gregg W. Morris

Tribeca Film Festival 2021 DAY 10
Annie Murphy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Jon Hamm, Lily Allen, David Harbour, Don Cheadle, Steven Soderbergh, Joel Coen, Bill Duke, and Benicio Del Toro, M. Night Shyamalan, and more

2021 Tribeca Film Festival ***Post Media Alert*** for June 18, 2021     The tenth day of the 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, brought together the cast of Fargo in-person for their 25th Anniversary Reunion and featured the red…

Say Hi to TFF 2021’s Jury of Storytellers, Directors, Actors, Writers, Producers

More than 40 industry leaders were selected to honor feature length and short film categories, comprised of narrative and documentary films, as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade. Jurors will also present the Tribeca X awards which celebrates storytelling at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. A jury has also been assembled this year to honor the best work  in Games and to honor submissions in Tribeca’s all new Podcast category.

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

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…

2021 Tribeca Film Festival Preview

BLINDSPOTTING (2021) centers on Ashley, who is trying to come up to speed on a middle-class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, requiring her to navigate a chaotic and comedic existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister – OMG! So, who is Ashley? Who is Miles. Read more to come up to speed!
By Gregg W. Morris