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 the science-fiction of ideas, the kind that … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Interstellar” a mixed bag. But still…see it.
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 forgot what they were raised on happens to play well across many ages if done right, … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Big Hero 6” – Go see this film! So charming and funny.
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 was radio with pictures. He was the first to understand that … [Read more...] about 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
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 19 along with A CONVERSATION WITH FRANCOIS … [Read more...] about Dallas VideoFest 27 to show featured works directed and produced by Knowshi.com’s very own Gordon K. Smith!
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 differently . We're going for two weeks, … [Read more...] about Dallas VideoFest Enters it’s 27th Year! Check out our Interview with Festival Artistic Director Bart Weiss
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 for THE SIMPSONS, where he plays a stable of … [Read more...] about Harry Shearer to Receive Ernie Kovacs Award at Dallas VideoFest 27
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 will include an appearance from the author, … [Read more...] about 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
North Texans: Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet Dr. Michael Mithoefer, M.D., and Annie Mithoefer, B.S.N., experts on treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with MDMA (ecstasy) in conjunction with psychotherapy. We will be dining with the Mithoefers and hearing about their very valuable work with war veterans, rape survivors, and police and fire personnel, the … [Read more...] about Dallas Film Meet: Meet the Mithoefers, Empathogenic Therapists
Film Review by: Gordon K Smith After a slew of gargantuan summer action epics (some I liked, others I didn't), here's a little movie made with just a few actors and locations in a couple of weeks, that has more originality and wit than any of those epics, and it says more about what makes love work, or not, than the last ten star-driven rom-coms. It's THE ONE I … [Read more...] about Film Review: “The One I Love” – With Elizabeth Moss and Mark Duplass is full of originality and wit
Film review by: Gordon K. Smith I had high expectations for ARE YOU HERE, the feature film debut for writer/director Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men. I love Mad Men, and revere that there's at least one cable series that finds drama in character detail and dialog instead of gratuitous flesh/gore and guns in faces (an image that is becoming much too ubiquitous). … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Are You Here” – Does Matthew Weiner’s storytelling gifts translate well to the big screen?