An overview of twelve films in the 2019 Venice Film Festival that get my thumbs-up vote.
An interview with Joel Edgerton and Garrard Conley, writer/director/star and subject, respectively, of "Boy Erased."
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "Queen of Katwe," "Loving" and "Black Girl."
A look at the films expected to dominate this year's Oscar race and the narrative scope they share.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
A review of AMC's "Preacher," co-created and directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg.
Interviews with actors Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst about Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special.
Marie writes: kudos to club member Sandy Kahn for finding this - as I'd never heard of the Bregenz Festival before, despite the spectacular staging of Puccini's opera Tosca and which appeared briefly in the Bond film Quantum of Solace; but then I slept through most of it. I'm not surprised I've no memory of an Opera floating on a lake. Lake Constance to be exact, which borders Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps...
Tosca by Puccini | 2007-2008 - Photograph by BENNO HAGLEITNER(click to enlarge)
It's a sunny, unseasonable 80 degrees as the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicks in, but all I want is to be indoors. When you peer at a schedule listing nearly 200 films jammed into 10 days, and you just can't wait, you know you're an addict. This is my third SBIFF so I recognize the signs.
Suddenly each January, there's an extra bustle in this appealing, laid-back town. Downtown on lower State Street, trucks appear bearing vivid banners, soon to be festooned overhead. Special lights and rigging go up at 2 central venues - the precisely restored, historic Lobero and Arlington Theatres. Locals watch to see whether Festival Director Roger Durling changes his hair: one year it was spikey, another year purple. This time it's rather like Heathcliff - longer, romantic.