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The Courier, Review: Delivers on time

The Courier, Review: Delivers on time A spy story with no fights, no gadgets, agents who neither carry guns nor seduce each other, The Courier is a hark-back to the genre that can be traced at least to deglamourised espionage outings like The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin, way back in the 60s. It’s not positioned as a competitor for the James Bond or Mission Impossible series, or their spin-offs, and is, in fact, based on a true story. Unwavering focus on the plot, and all round co...

Academy Museum Announces Inaugural Programming

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles announced a slate of programs it will offer to the public beginning September 30, 2021, when it will celebrate its grand opening. The museum’s inaugural programs are made possible by the kind support of donors, including Richard Roth Cinema-Arts Fund, Participant, Pritzker Foundation, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Dr. Kathy Fields and Dr. Garry Rayant in honor of Sid and Nancy Ganis, Julia and Ken Gouw, Robert and Miryam Knutson, and Dr. Pe...

Breaking News in Yuba County, Review: Last one standing gets the millions

Breaking News in Yuba County, Review: Last one standing gets the millions It’s genre-defying film, with a most unlikely protagonist, and several parallel tracks, all intertwined. Re-affirming the myth that, in America, anybody can get away with anything, and that killing and violence are about as common as pizza and burgers, Breaking News in Yuba County makes a messed-up attempt to say that amidst all this mayhem, loyalty to your wife and love for her are values worth cherishing. But it...

Our Friend, Review: Cancer kills, friendship lives

Our Friend, Review: Cancer kills, friendship lives Several things are going right for this American true story. Slice of life characters, casting, a lead actress who looks really beautiful enough to justify the lead actor calling her the ‘most beautiful he has ever seen’, credible performances, locales shot from all angles, having its heart in the right place, generating heart-wrenching emotions, just that touch of humour, portraying an almost perfect marriage, as against divorced...

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LA Crime and Horror Film Festival

The 6th season of the Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festivals, scheduled to take place in the heart of Hollywood in May 2021, is now accepting submissions of feature films and short films in the many crime and horror subgenres. From zombies and demons to mobsters and murderers, the crime and horror genres have captured the cinematic experience since the invention of film. Today, they remain some of the most memorable stories in independent film. The LA Crime and Horror Film Festival has ...

Call for Entry - IISFF - CINEMASCOPE AWARDS 2020

Indian International Short Film Festival - CINEMASCOPE AWARDS Coming Soon . Date - 16th to 24th Dec 2020 Time - 10-7pm Online Screening Submit Your Film Now for EXCLUSIVELY DISCOUNT ON FilmFreeway - Now Special 50% discount on entry fees of any category Use Waiver code - IISFF2020 Standard Fees - $29.00 Student Fees - $24.00 Gold Member Fees - $20.00 Last Date of Submission 30 Nov,2020 We welcome all the dedicated people to join us in our festival and make this festiva...


!! SUBMISSION START NOW !! 2nd Indian International Short Film Festival CINEMASCOPE AWARDS 2020 The competition will be held on the online premiere screening, from 10 am to 7 pm. Date - 16th to 24th December. Mail Id –  Ph No – +91 9748275141 / +91 7044298663 /+91 9875615399   Please send your film details AND share your film link by Google Drive/We Transfer/YouTube Link for online submission.   Entry F...

Overview of the US business for the week of June 15 Honoring Freedom Day 'Juneteenth'

Our roundup of Notable Industry News begins with an announcement by Marcus Theatres of their schedule to reopen their theatres.  Beginning on Friday, six Marcus theatres will re-open to the public, followed by all remaining 90 theatres by the end of July.   We report the anullment of the planned marriage between UK-based Cineworld, one of the largest exhibitors worldwide and parent company to Regal Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment, Canada's largest exhibitor. The me...

International Thai Film Festival 2020

International Thai Film Festival 2020 (ITFF2020) is open for submissions! (short film, feature film, animation and music video) Submit your production via FilmFreeway: or via FestHome: Website: Facebook page:  

MGM Loses Its Mind, Lets Sly Stallone Live-Host ROCKY & FREE Watch Party for You

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Suddenly everyone is Robert Osborne online - if you don’t remember him, he was a Turner Classic Movies Host who literally brought back “old movies” to a new generation - but now there are so many liner-note commenters. You've got a cinema ga-lazy of Blogstars and Podcast heroes,  so it's unremarkable when all-comers comment on films… However, tonight MGM is casting Sylvester Stallone as a L...

aS iT'S: Call for exhibitors and attendees

Hey :) We're working to debut a makeshift space/store and membership-based digital platform to allow creatives to present work the way they want. One month from our launch, on September (if the current situation gets better, that is), the company will be hosting full day touring events related to film, music and fashion for the public, our members, and industry members.  We're building up our own roster alongside a list of exhibitors and attendees for the event. We license work o...

Exclusive: 35% Off Submissions to LA Crime & Horror Film Festival

The final deadline for the 4th Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival is coming up. If you've completed a feature film, short film, or screenplay in any horror or crime subgenre, from zombies and vampires to mobsters and heists, this is the event to showcase your content in the heart of Hollywood, California. The festival's award winners are given official recognition with verified awards listings on IMDb. The top films and short films are considered by reps and production compani...

Musicals with Hundreds of Years History - Award-winning Musicals for You!!

The award-winning musical "Cheng Ying Rescues the Orphan" was one of the most successful musicals presented by Maeya Musical. To build up a bridge across the pacific ocean, Maeya Musical has been producing Chinese Yu Opera from Broadway to Hollywood. During this special time period, it's perfect timing to discover more styles of beauty in stage art by checking the Maeya Musical productions on Amazon. As simple as shopping on Amazon like always, not you can order the most popular mu...

Hollywood Just4Shorts Short Film Awards and Screenplay Competition

Hollywood Just4Shorts provides industry exposure for independent short films and short screenplays, with awards that qualify for IMDb award listings. Submissions of independently produced short films and unproduced short scripts are now accepted for the current round. Submit now at: ...

Baaghi 3, Review: Rebel without a pause

Baaghi 3, Review: Rebel without a pause Meaning ‘rebel’ in Urdu, Baaghi 3 showcases the muscular machismo, kicking quotient and airborne acrobatics of the loose cannon called Tiger Shroff. He first takes on petty thugs and eve-teasers, then murderers and people smugglers and finally the most dreaded terrorist organisation in Syria, nay, it is claimed, the whole world! His own voice-over at the end credits these escapades as the outcome of being a rebel. And does this rebel have a ...

Updated Dates for 2020 UMFF (5.29-5.31)

According to the recent status of the global coronavirus crisis, the committee of Universe Multicultural Film Festival has to make this tough decision to announce that the 2020 Universe Multicultural Film Festival has to postpone the series of events dates for a better consideration for filmmakers worldwide. Due to the latest event schedule, the submission deadline of 2020 UMFF would be extended to April 30th (, and the n...

Onward, Review: Upward, downward, northward, southward, eastward, westward, and afterward

Onward, Review: Upward, downward, northward, southward, eastward, westward, and afterward A potpourri of various elements found across several genres, animation giants Disney and Pixar’s Onward is good fun while it lasts. The film uses motivational and familial themes to string together a tale of an era wherein everything modern co-exists with almost everything mythical and magical. It stretches your imagination to some limits, but once you set your disbelief to the required frequency o...

Brahms the Boy II, Review: Let sleeping dolls lie

Brahms the Boy II, Review: Let sleeping dolls lie A potentially scary movie that does not scare you loses all meaning. Avoiding tropes should not mean doing away with horrible goings on almost altogether. Brahms the Boy II is about a living doll (with apologies to Cliff Richard) that performs all its super-natural feats off camera, barring one or two, and that takes away the fear factor. Most of the film has a logically progressing narrative, but one that holds little interest to audiences wh...

Fantasy Island, Review: Risks submersion

Fantasy Island, Review: Risks submersion Inspired is equal measure by two incompatible sources as divergent as Agatha Christie and the U.S.S.R. film Solaris, Fantasy Island plays deep desires against harsh realities in an implausible tale that is part vendetta, part science fiction and part psychic phenomena. There are too many back-stories and unexplained events, as a result of which the movie gets bogged down. In the end, you will make sense of it only if you stop analysing or questioning t...

Shikara-- The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits, Review: Paradise lost

Shikara-- The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits, Review: Paradise lost A hot potato by any yard-stick, the plight of Kashmir Pandits, who were forced to leave the strife-torn land of Kashmir to live in Jammu or other parts of India, was always going to pose a challenge to film. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a Kashmiri himself, is among the Hindi film industry’s most renowned film-makers. He bases the narrative of Shikara on true stories, but fictionalises it enough to meet the demands of the mediu...

1917, Review: One shot wonder, real-time revolution

1917, Review: One shot wonder, real-time revolution War films can be about nations and nationalism, or soldiers and their sagas. While the former promote jingoism, the latter tend to be anti-war, by personalising the narrative and addressing personal trauma of the protagonists, while universalising their sentiments. 1917 belongs to the second category. It is a technical marvel, but never wavers from the plight of its main characters. All the awards and encomiums it has garnered, raising expec...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Review: A rewarding day at the movies

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Review: A rewarding day at the movies Films inspired by true stories can offer refreshingly different cinematic treatment and there is no substitute for good casting; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood scores on both parameters. What prevents it from getting into the outstanding league is a certain amount of cynicism with which the average cine-goer looks at movies about modern-day saints, especially if they happen to host their own TV shows. Inspired by...


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