For someone who has made his career working on big blockbuster films like "Transformers," "Man of Steel" and "Fast & Furious," cinematographer Amir Mokri prefers watching slightly less-explosive…
Newport Beach Film Festival
The 90-second promo spot for the 16th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23-30) has a vaguely Eastern European air about it. It features a spiky-haired, trap-shooting goth girl who wouldn't…
In Newport Beach, Calif. — the epitome of "aspirational" before the word was appropriated by Madison Avenue — this playground for the uber rich could have been mistaken for New Bohemia, at least…
Cinematographer Matthew Libatique has collaborated with Darren Aronofsky on all of his features save "The Wrestler." This includes "Black Swan," for which Libatique earned an Oscar nomination, and…
The setting: Newport Beach's Fashion Island, located in the heart of Los Angeles County's often under-appreciated southern cousin, Orange County. The timing: late April, several months after the…
The Venice Film Festival doesn't have a huge role in awards season, but it's an important one.
This well-cast but seldom funny satire reps a missed opportunity.
GoDigital has acquired North American VOD and digital distribution rights to Tribeca Film Festival documentary “The Motivation.” Directed by Adam Bhala Lough, the movie follows eight professional…
A fine performance by Peter Bogdanovich lends some — but not nearly enough — vitality to this middling dysfunctional-family dramedy.
Josh Melrod and Tara Wray's insinuating docu will delight fans of the form, while inspiring the unconverted to visit their local zine and comix store.