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Las 25 mejores películas latinoamericanas del 2018

Las 25 producciones seleccionadas de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana y Venezuela, competirán en la 9a edición de los Premios Cinema Tropical.   Cinema Tropical, la organización sin fines de lucro líder en la presentación de cine latinoamericano en los Estados Unidos, anuncia su segunda selección anual de las mejores películas latinoamericanas del año,

2018 Cannes Film Festival: Ten Things To Know

We’re currently in the middle of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, which commenced on Tuesday, May 8 and will run through Saturday, May 19, and this year has already seen some changes and controversies, such as the schedule shuffle by Festival Director Thierry Frémaux, and the last-minute Netflix pull-out. If you’re looking for good news, this year’s Cannes has also brought unusual attention to some talented, lesser-known directors. But If you want to understand what’s happening at Cannes, here are ten things you need to know — about the festival in general as well as what’s new in 2018.

The H Collective Launches First-Ever Global Film Competition to Produce Full-Length Feature Film – “if24”

May 3, 2018 – For Immediate Release: The H Collective, a premier production house in Los Angeles, launches its first-ever, global film competition, if24, today. Anyone with a mobile phone, anywhere in the world, can participate in the competition by entering online at www.if24.com. Along with a team of Hollywood’s leading producers and filmmakers The H Collective will make one winning film into a feature film.

Review of Patti Smith Horses Documentary and TFF2018 Concert + Nico 1988

I am feeling some guilt for kinda dissing Patti Smith in the last essay I wrote – just glibly dashing off a few lines about her Tribeca Film Festival appearance at the premier of Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, the new documentary about her 40th anniversary performance of her 1975 debut album of the same name, followed by a live concert at the Beacon Theater. I hadn’t planned on writing about that film or event, but it sort of just came out as I typed my introduction to a lengthy film review of a wild, crazy, mind-blowing movie…

Review and Interview: Ghostbox Cowboy + Patti Smith, Horses + General Magic

Ghostbox Cowboy had me running home, alone and in the dark, scared for reasons I didn’t understand, but definitely totally freaked out, looking over my shoulder for I don’t know who or what. Man, what a relentlessly grim, dark, bleak, terrifyingly phantasmagoric dystopian nightmare of a movie. I tried to shake it off before I went to bed. I couldn’t. I woke up in a wobbly and disoriented state, having dreamt about it, and then sat down at my computer and saw email from the film’s P.R. guy thanking me for attending the screening and asking if would share my thoughts on the film. What the fuck, motherfucker?!

Film Review of Blue Night, with Sarah Jessica Parker

It’s hard to choose which was worse – the acting or the script or the directing. Sarah Jessica Parker, as Vivienne the lounge singer with a life in which no one truly cares about her, tries way too hard to show us without telling us how distraught she is over her very-bad-news medical diagnosis. I kept thinking, “Please give her a line to say, so she stops desperately gesticulating in order to make us believe she believes she really might die.”

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