Interview by: Mut Asheru Independent Director / Cinematographer GuGu E. Michaels has seen his share of success in both the film and music industry. Where there is no way, Michaels is sure to make a way in whatever he puts his mind to. He has racked up over 5 awards combined from various film festivals and award organizations such as World Music and Independent Film … [Read more...] about Director / Cinematographer Interview: Gugu E. Michaels on a Black filmmaker’s responsibilities
Dallas film lovers it’s that special time of year again. That time when the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) makes it rain! That’s right, a whole slew of films made with a whole lotta love and sweat will show for our viewing pleasure for 8 magical days. What can we expect from the 2018 DIFF this year and were there any new twists and turns in the film selection … [Read more...] about Film News: Dallas International Film Festival 2018 is just around the corner!
Review by: Mut Asheru Hey ladies, have you ever had a crush you wanted to make a move on? Of course you have. This year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF 2017) showcased Korean indie HIT THE NIGHT which follows screenwriter Ga-young (played by director Ga-young Jeong) on her trek to make that man hers. She pretends to interview Jin-hyuk (played by Jong-hwan Park ) … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Hit the Night” shines in 2017 Busan International Film Festival romance genre
Review by: Mut Asheru "How to Breathe Underwater" shown at the 2017 Busan International Film Festival is a breathtaking ode to the heartache of daily living. Directed by Hyeon-seok Go, the film's central characters are drowning in the tediousness of daily life. Amazingly, their lives resemble countless souls around them and because they are so ordinary it's easy to imagine … [Read more...] about Film Review: Korean Indie “How to Breathe Underwater” is a solid ode to daily struggle
Review by: Ifakoya English It is amazing what you find when you are on the search for nice vampire films to watch. Ranging from the standard monster flick to the oft-maligned romantic variant, vampire films come in many shapes and forms. However, this is possibly one of the only times where the classic vampire film has taken the form of a partially silent avant-garde indie … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Kyuketsu” an unholy, eighteen-wheeled truck of a film hits the viewer head-on
Review by: Mut Asheru CHASING THE BLUES co-written and directed by Scott Smith shines as a well written and comedic testament to passionate pursuits and bad decisions. Funny in scope and well-paced. It won’t change your life but it will resonate and add some joy to it. The benchmark of a well-made film. The relationship between Alan Thomas (Grant Rosenmeyer of The Royal … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Chasing the Blues”…a well written and comedic testament to passionate pursuits and bad decisions
One of our favorite yearly events is making a comeback this year: IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas Producers Association's fundraiser. It is coming up quickly on Feb 23. This is a showcase of films that you will be utterly surprised were made in Dallas. Dallas Producers Association’s fund-raiser: IT CAME FROM DALLAS 10 returns Thursday, Feb 23 at Alamo … [Read more...] about Yes! It Came From Dallas is Back!
By Gordon K. Smith The 2016 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF 2016), which concluded in April, featured no less than three films with a “post-apocalyptic” theme; the most visually striking of these was ORION, by second-time writer/director Asiel Norton and starring David Arquette in a role harsher than what we’re used to seeing him in. Norton’s visionary fable is … [Read more...] about Roundtable: “Orion” – post-apocalyptic, visually striking film and a harsher David Arquette
By Gordon K. Smith NO LETTING GO is a small but vital independent film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis. At a roundtable interview in late March, we learned about the film and its mission from actress Cheryl Allison (Catherine the mother) and co-writer/producer Randi Silverman. The film is based on an award-winning short called … [Read more...] about Roundtable “NO LETTING GO” Cheryl Allison and Randi Silverman discuss their indie film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis
Directed by: Yuji Shimomura Produced by: Yoshinori Chiba Written by: Seiji Chiba, Shinichi Fujita Music by: Rui Ogawa, Dir en grey Distributed by : Tokyo Shock Released: May 12, 2005 Running time: 90 min Language: Japanese Review By: Ifakoya English Oh man I remember this film fondly. Not only for its utter lack of ability to follow the basic story line of the manga, … [Read more...] about DVD Review: Death Trance – Looking Back