Registration is open for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Film Forum

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, located in Morrilton, Arkansas is now accepting applications for its second annual Film Forum. Actors, directors, producers, technicians, and students are invited to attend the four-day event, which is comprised of intensive workshops with film-industry insiders. These intensive, sequential workshops will cover acting, directing, screenwriting, and the power of imagination. The […]

Film Review: Prometheus

Review By: Gordon K. Smith At the end of Ridley Scott’s mega-budget reboot to the ALIEN franchise, I felt more confused and bludgeoned by sensory overload than entertained. “Reboot” is the right term, as Scott has re-teamed with the original 1979 ALIEN producers, Walter Hill and David Giler, to recover the series from the ALIEN […]

Film Review: Good Hair by Chris Rock

By:  Melody Charles What do ‘creamy crack’ and lock-littered temples in India have to do with getting good hair? According to the movie by the same name, everything. If that seems a bit confusing, then you’ll also raise your eyebrows quite a few times as you watch Chris Rock’s newly-released documentary. Full of witty wisecracks, […]

DARYL HALL Releases New Solo Album Laughing Down Crying – out September 27

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall is set to release his fifth solo studio album, Laughing Down Crying , on September 27 (Verve Forecast).  With his iconic soulful vocals, Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting prowess.  Hall was joined in the […]

Film Review: Earthling directed by Clay Liford

Earthling Director: Clay Liford   What would it be like to wake up one day and realize you’re really an alien?  In most movies you would discover the truth alongside a mob on fearful humans and then be forced to resort to running for your life or worse killing a slew of people whilst running.  Thankfully, […]

DVD Review: The Sacrifice

Review By:  Boo Allen Kino International re-issues and gives a Blu-ray debut to this haunting enigma from internationally renowned Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Like all of his films, this one, his last before dying of cancer in 1986, challenges viewers, dealing in metaphysical questions that require diffuse conversations often resulting in long, lingering shots (his […]

Film Review: Beginners

Beginners – Directed by: Mike Mills Review By: Gordon K. Smith Judging from the ads and posters, you’d naturally expect Mike Mills’ new indie comedy Beginners to be a laff-out-loud raunchy comedy in which the hero’s dad comes out as gay at age 75 and consults his straight single son for dating advice.  Surely comedy […]

Film Review: John Rabe

Review by: Mut Asheru John Rabe is a  Nazi with a conscious. Can’t believe I said it but there it is and I would not have been able to make this observation if it had it not been for the film “John Rabe,” by German writer-director Florian Gallenberger.    During World War II there were “safety […]

Film Review: Out of Nowhere: Directed by Will Lamborn

Out of Nowhere: Directed by Will Lamborn Review By: A. Cooper Run Time: 18 min You never quit know what to expect when you watch a short film.  Often they are hit and miss due to the length of time the film has to get the audience involved.  In the short film “Out of No […]

Interview / Film Review: “La Mission” directed by Peter Bratt

Review and Interview By: Mut Asheru   (3 part interview below) I never knew Benjamin Bratt had it in him.  I suspected but never really knew until this moment what a dynamic talent this man is.  Perhaps he knew he had to bring the thunder in order not to let his brother (writer/director/co-producer) Peter Bratt down.  […]