Film

Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For COVID-19

LONDON, ENGLAND—Actor Robert Pattison, the start of Warner Bros' latest reincarnation of the caped crusader for" The Batman," tested positive for COVID-19 while filming on Thursday, September 3. Pattinson, who is known for his roles in "The Lighthouse" and "Good Time" has not released any public statements about his condition. The film written and directed by Matt Reeves was initially...

SF DocFest Begins Digitally September 3

SAN FRANCISCO—SF Indie Fest's annual Documentary Festival will be held from Thursday, September 3 through Sunday, September 20. The 19th year of the festival was originally slated to kickoff in June. After various re-schedulings for later in the summer, the event will now be held entirely online. There are two ways to watch this year's films. By visiting the festival's website,...

Movies Need To Be In Theaters

HOLLYWOOD—I really don’t know how to best say this beyond I have been so angry that theaters have been shuttered since March. I am a movie buff, a filmmaker, screenwriter, director and when it comes to cinema, it is best seen on the big screen. We have been placed into a bubble (quite literally) and because of that, filmmaking...

Daisy Coleman, A Survivor Of Rape, Dead By Suicide

COLORADO—On August 4, 2020, Daisy Coleman, an advocate for sexual assault, died by suicide at 23 years old, in Lakewood, Colorado. Daisy Coleman was a featured survivor of a rape case in “Audrie and Daisy,” the Netflix documentary. Melinda, Coleman's mother, mourned her daughter's death on her Facebook Page, writing, “She was my best friend and amazing daughter… I wish...

Roxie Virtual Cinema Screens “A Thousand Cuts”

SAN FRANCISCO— In partnership with PBS Distribution, The historic Roxie Theatre begins it's screening of a documentary that follows Maria Ressa's fight to free press against a lawless regime, tonight. 50% of each ticket will go toward supporting The Roxie. Tickets include a Livestream Q&A on Aug. 9 with Christiane Amanpour, Maria Ressa and filmmaker Romano S. Diaz. The film...

A True “Friday The 13th” Box Collection!

HOLLYWOOD—I cannot believe it as a fan of the “Friday the 13th” series, it was the horror franchise that defined my youth and that I grew up with. With that said, fans including myself have begged countlessly for Paramount, New Line Cinema and whoever has the rights of the franchise to give us a true box set that encompasses...

South East European Film Festival Extends Run Online

LOS ANGELES—This year marks the 15th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest). The festival, which started in 2006, presents a variety of feature, short, and documentary films. On Wednesday, July 29, the festival announced that "due to extraordinary circumstances brought on by covid-19 pandemic, the festival will have an extended run, online only, from June 24 - August 16." Founder...

Olivia de Havilland Dies At 104

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Olivia Mary De Havilland died Sunday, July 26, at her home in Paris, France where she lived for almost 60 years. She died at the age of 104 of natural causes making her the last major surviving star of the Golden Age Era of Hollywood. She was the longest living cast member of the Oscar-winning film, "Gone With...

San Francisco Green Film Festival To Close

SAN FRANCISCO—After 10 years of bringing environmental films to San Franciscans, the San Francisco Green Film Festival will close for good due to financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by the Festival's Board of Directors comes following their cancellation of the 10th Anniversary Festival scheduled for September 2020. "This was a difficult, heartbreaking decision.” says Rachel Caplan, the...

“Arkansas” Is An Exciting Ride

HOLLYWOOD─Smart, exciting, riveting are just a few words I can use to describe the movie “Arkansas” which turned out to be a delightful surprise in a theater-less movie going experience for the past couple of weeks. I have seen plenty of movies dedicated to the world of drugs. The operations that happen behind the scenes, the glitz and glamour...
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