Movie Review: “Cake” – Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance

Review by: Gordon K. Smith Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance in CAKE, a movie you’ve no doubt already heard about due to Aniston’s lack of an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, despite Golden Globe and SAG nominations. She has taken it in good spirit, proudly wearing the label of “number one Oscar snub” (among […]

Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au

Short Film of the Week – The Tea Master is the first short film by Director Aaron Au. Shot in  Canada on RED in 2009. Starring Coling Foo, Paul Wu, and Byron Lawson. For more information on the film including awards please visit: teamastermovie.com See larger image The Filmmaker’s Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules […]

Roger Ebert Biopic ‘Life Itself’ Makes CNN Films Television Debut This Sunday

If you loved the critic, then you’re going to love the man even more CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — “Life Itself,” the documentary directed by Steve James based on renowned film critic Roger Ebert’s rollicking memoir, makes its television debut on CNN Films this Sunday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET. After earning critical acclaim […]

Film Review: “Interstellar” a mixed bag. But still…see it.

Film review by: Gordon K. Smith In the decades since STAR WARS, ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER made science-fiction epics viable box-office commodities, the genre has largely been identified by slimy aliens, super heroes, violence and lots (and lots and lots) of things blowing up real good. What’s gotten lost too much of the time is […]

Movie Review: “Big Hero 6” – Go see this film! So charming and funny.

Film Review by: Bill Graham Charm and darkness rarely go hand in hand but “Big Hero 6″ doesn’t seem to enjoy just simply being a quality kids movie. Instead, it wants to push some boundaries where it can and take you for the ride. So often I see adults lament animated movies. It’s like they […]

Harry Shearer Famed author and voice actor of “The Simpsons” tells us what to expect when he receives the Ernie Kovacs Award Oct.17 at Dallas VideoFest 27

Harry Shearer of SPINAL TAP and “The Simpsons” fame tells us what to expect when he receives the Ernie Kovacs Award Friday, Oct. 17 th  at Dallas VideoFest 27 at Angelika Dallas. The award is named after the pioneering comedian Ernie Kovacs of ’50s and early ’60s television who died in 1962.  “Before Ernie, TV […]

Dallas VideoFest 27 to show featured works directed and produced by Knowshi.com’s very own Gordon K. Smith!

VideoFest Dallas 27 is underway and which gives us a few reasons to be happy. Knowshi’s very own film genius Gordon K. Smith has a couple projects included in this year’s festival lineup! Gordon dons his “Film Director” cape with his satirical “film appreciation” short JUST A CIGAR?  plays on the festival’s closing day October […]

Dallas VideoFest Enters it’s 27th Year! Check out our Interview with Festival Artistic Director Bart Weiss

Written by: Gordon K. Smith Now in its third decade, this year’s Dallas VideoFest, starting October 8th, 2014, looks to be the best yet. At a recent roundtable interview, the fest artistic director and all-around guru of Dallas video Bart Weiss discussed this year’s innovations: “This being our 27th year we decided to do things […]

Harry Shearer to Receive Ernie Kovacs Award at Dallas VideoFest 27

DALLAS, September 17, 2014 – Comedian Harry Shearer will receive the Ernie Kovacs Award at The Video Association of Dallas’ Dallas VideoFest (DVF) on October 17, 2014. For the past two decades, Shearer has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to his voice work […]

The USA Film Festival celebrates author James Ellroy and the release of his new book “Perfidia: A novel” along with screening of L.A. Confidential

DALLAS — The USA Film Festival, one of the nation’s foremost cultural organizations dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts, will honor author James Ellroy in conjunction with the publication of his new book PERFIDIA: A NOVEL on October 8, 2014, at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. The evening program […]