I.D. Review 8.5

I.D. Review

What if something happened to someone who was working in your home. You discover they have no identification on them and they look to be in serious condition. You do the right thing and get help. Once the paperwork and reports are taken that should be the end of your involvement, right? Right? If it turns out it wasn’t what would you do? How far would you take it? Kamal K.M.’s solid mystery/drama raises these questions as one woman attempts to find out the identity of a mysterious laborer in the film I.D.

LA Film Fest 2013: Award Winners

LA Film Fest 2013: Award Winners

With the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival ending today, the full list of award winners have been announced, with top prizes going to films Short Term 12 (Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature), Mother, I Love You (DIRECTV Narrative Award), and Code

ONLY GOD FORGIVES Review 10

ONLY GOD FORGIVES Review

Sitting in the theater at the LA Film Festival's Gala screening of Only God Forgives, director Nicolas Winding Refn gave a preface to the audience before letting the film roll. "I'm a pornographer, (audience laughs) and I like to make things that really excite me. So if Drive was a drug experience, I'd say that it was like the best cocaine you've ever had, and lots of it. With this film, I wasn't so much interested in cocaine as I was into LSD. Not the kind of LSD that makes you really happy and want to have a lot of sex and stuff like that, but the kind of LSD that makes you see really crazy things that aren't there, like sitting in the armchair and you just totally melt into it, you hear voices telling you really important things, you know, stuff like that."

LA Film Fest 2013: Anticipated Films

LA Film Fest 2013: Anticipated Films

This year’s Los Angeles Film Festival promises to be a great one, with another fantastic lineup.  Three of our writers, Ernie Trinidad, Gina Kelly, and Elisha Male chimed in on what they are most looking forward to at the fest, which kicks

Tiff 2013: Festival Programs Announced

Tiff 2013: Festival Programs Announced

It’s time to start getting excited for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which is set to run September 5-15. Though the lineup is still under wraps, the festival programming was announced today, with some old favorites like Midnight Madness making a

LA Film Fest 2013: ‘The New Black’ Trailer

LA Film Fest 2013: ‘The New Black’ Trailer

Here’s the newly released trailer for the documentary The New Black, which is set to have its world premiere at the LA Film Festival on June 14th.  The film takes a look at same sex marriage in Maryland, and focuses on the

New York Asian Film Festival Full Lineup

New York Asian Film Festival Full Lineup

The full lineup for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival has been announced with some notable highlights including the world premiere of Fruit Chan, Lee Chi Ngai, and Simon Yam‘s horror anthology film Tales From the Dark Part 1, as well

THE KINGS OF SUMMER Review 9

THE KINGS OF SUMMER Review

It’s no secret to our readers that Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me is one of my all time favorite films. It’s a simple story about a group of friends hunting for a dead body, but it’s in these friends that true meaning of the film takes shape and is realized. It’s a story about growing up and friendship and cherishing the small, fleeting moments, in life.

Cannes 2013: Award Winners [Update]

Cannes 2013: Award Winners [Update]

Update: Abdellatif Kechiche‘s Blue Is the Warmest Color has been announced as the winner of this year’s Palme d’Or.  The film stars Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux, and is a 3-hour coming of age story about two lesbians in France.  This win comes

Cannes 2013: ‘A Touch of Sin’ Trailer

Cannes 2013: ‘A Touch of Sin’ Trailer

Here’s the newly released trailer for Jia Zhangke‘s A Touch of Sin, which is in competition for the Palme d’Or this week at the Cannes film festival.  The film takes a look at the issues of modern-day China by telling four stories

Fantastic Fest 2013: New Location Announced

Fantastic Fest 2013: New Location Announced

Coordinators of the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin have announced the new location of this year’s festival, due to the delays in construction on the Alamo South Lamar where the fest is normally held.  The Alamo Lakeline will now be the new