Certainly, these films do appear to be bridging some form of cultural gap.
George W. Bush’s human rights violations have fully caught up with today’s documentary filmmakers.
Everywhere you went at the 49th San Francisco Film Festival you could feel a song coming on.
Any film connoisseur worth their salt knows that the purveyors of this genre aimed low but shot high.
Only one feature, Les Saignantes, and one short, The Colonial Friend, struck me as unqualified masterpieces.
Faith, in one way or another, seemed to be on trial frequently at the 30th CIFF.
Unfortunately, most festivals aren’t as well-funded as, say, the one pictured below.
This year’s edition shouldn’t be shrugged off because there are no sure-things like Murderball and Junebug on the bill.
A time to taste small, savory dishes from all over the world before the bigger feast of the upcoming New Directors/New Films series.
Two thousand and five will go down in the festival’s history as the year when the movies got a little crappier and the celebrities got a little crabbier.
When scurrying about film festivals, even non-juried ones like the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s best to keep your eyes on the prize.
As usual, the festival will be remembered equally for the films left outside its door.
These films highlight an area of the world that is as politically engaged as any other and whose voices insist on being heard.
Fret not if you couldn’t get to Park City this year, the New Directors/New Films series brings Park City to you!
No Dogville-style polemic or drama of Mystic River-sized proportions here, but the difficult balancing act between commerce and high art is still evident.
As usual, this year’s New York Film Festival slate features numerous recyclables from Cannes and Toronto.
The New York Film Festival turns 40 this year with more style and grace than its Toronto and Cannes counterparts.
Old school meets new school at the festival, where a formidable faction of Nouvelle Vague auteurs and their upstarts overwhelm the program.