Netflix Signs New Streaming Deal with Miramax

Netflix Signs New Streaming Deal with Miramax

Netflix and Miramax  announced this week a multi-year agreement under which Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch some of the world’s most loved and acclaimed motion pictures from the Miramax film library. It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital […]

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Long Awaited Terence Malick Film “Tree of Life” Gets Boo-ed at Cannes

Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life,” probably the most highly anticipated film at the Cannes Film Festival, held multiple, invitation-only screenings on Monday at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, the largest theater available there. Audiences actually booed the film. (As the audiences in Cannes are notorious for doing when they are shocked, […]

Academy Announces Winners for 2011 Student Academy Awards®

Academy Announces Winners for 2011 Student Academy Awards®

12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.  The student filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities […]

2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Features 19 Films

2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Features 19 Films

Now in its 22nd year, the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York from June 16 to 30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Nineteen of the best human rights themed films from 12 countries will be screened, 17 of them New York […]

REVIEW: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls… succeeds in entertaining

REVIEW: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls… succeeds in entertaining

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls is a new documentary directed by New Zealand filmmaker Leanne Pooley on two fascinating subjects—the performing duo Lynda and Jools Topp, twins who have become cultural and national icons in New Zealand over the past 25 years. As one interviewee says, a pair of yodeling […]

Documentary about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, in theatres this Fall 2011

Documentary about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, in theatres this Fall 2011

The documentary movie about punk rock fathers, The Other F Word, which asks the question ‘What happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians — punk rockers — become society’s ultimate authorities — dads?‘ is headed to theaters and cable tv, reports The Hollywood Report. Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the film in Fall […]

CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

CANCELLED: 2011 Cairo International Film Festival

The Ministry of Culture has announced that it will cancel the Cairo International Film Festival this year due to upcoming elections, Gulf News reported. “The Ministry of Culture has decided to cancel the festival this year, which was due in late November, because of the current preparations for the parliamentary […]

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films to NY Premiere 3 films from 2011 South by Southwest

Rooftop Films is doing it different this year, announcing a special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series. The films making their New York Premieres as part of […]

REVIEW: The Bully Projects from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

REVIEW: The Bully Projects from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Norwegian film “Turn me on, goddammit”

The themes of bullying, being bullied, and the horrific effects it can have on a child were displayed in full force at this year’s 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Director Lee Hirsch, who was himself bullied as a child, helms this poignant, thorough and very topical “Bully Project,” which takes you not only into the lives of children being ridiculed and teased at school, but, literally, onto the school bus right along with both the weak and the tormented. He also highlights two families who both suffered a devastating loss when their child killed themselves. (One middle-school age child, and one teen-ager).

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners; Dragonslayer Wins Best International Feature

‘Dragonslayer’ won Best International Feature and ‘Family Portrait in Black and White’ won Best Canadian Feature at the 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival. Nine awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and […]

Donald Trump Gets ‘Trumped’ in New Documentary at Hot Docs Festival

Donald Trump Gets ‘Trumped’ in New Documentary at Hot Docs Festival

Donald Trump is making more news, this time with a new Scottish documentary coming out that paints a pretty negative picture of the tycoon. The film, You’ve Been Trumped, directed by the Scottish filmmaker Anthony Baxter, premiered at the Toronto Hot Docs Festival, which is still running. It follows the […]