Category: News

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

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

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

Two world premieres, six international premieres, 29 North American premieres, eight U.S. premieres, and nine New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house films from East Asia. August 6 – 22. An unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic and shocking, heinous violence against Asian and Asian Americans in the United States presented enormous challenges in every aspect of American society, let alone film and media. NYAFF is announcing that it is even more committed than ever to increasing exposure of Asian representation on screen and to providing opportunities for audiences of all communities to experience the diversity and brilliance of Asian cinema. – By GreggWMorris

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…