Directed by award-winning filmmaker Wesley Wang, NOTHING, EXCEPT EVERYTHING screened at the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. It also screened at Indy Shorts and the LA Short International Film Festival – both Academy Award-qualifying film festivals. Wang has…
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
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
Indulging self-deluded visions of grandeur and trying to hold at bay the ennui and existential angst threatening to possess their souls, three yuppie, valley-girl types, white, circa 2021, meet up at a swank LA member’s only drinking hole ostensibly to harvest ideas to make a movie short that they imagine will boost their hotty toddy rankings on social media.
Poppy Gordon’s absurdist gem can take your mind off the doom and gloom of the surging COVID-19 Delta Variant – no matter yer race, creed, national origin, regardless if you wear a mask or not.– By Gregg W. Morris
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
Each day throughout the Festival, Tribeca’s storytelling verticals will highlight the voices of the African Diaspora with an emphasis on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary creators all culminating on Juneteenth. TFF, for the first time ever, is presenting The Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award to Stacey Abrams for her outstanding leadership, service and commitment to fighting against injustices through her work as a political leader, voting rights activist, and novelist.
Gregg W. Morris
This sagaciously witty production serves as a reminder of the creative ingenuity that can make a short film as aesthetically sumptuous as a regular feature. In the course of 35 minutes, an important message is expressed subtly but in depth and through exquisite acting and the Oscar-winning plot.
By Entertainment Editor Anakeiry Cruz
NO MORE WINGS is 10 evocative minutes of eloquent story telling with poetic panache and a visceral and intellectual resonance lasting long after the film ends. It tells of two 20-plus-somethings meeting-up for a fav repast of six wings and chips in Morley’s, a South London fried chicken shop. Issac and Jude are savvy, down-to-earth no-nonsense class acts with a dash of chutzpah. You will want to see this film more than once.
By Gregg W. Morris
NEW YORK, NY– April 27, Monday, 2020 – Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-day digital film festival exclusively on YouTube, bringing together an international community of storytellers to present festival programming for free to audiences around the world. Set to begin on May 29 on YouTube.com/WeAreOne .