Megan Scheerhorn, Saugatuck Center  |  The Arts When has winter ever deterred Michiganders? We always find a way to make the best of it, like diving (or jumping, running, climbing, or swimming) into the third annual Mountainfilm on Tour — Saugatuck Film Festival throughout the month of March, brought to […]

Online streaming of the Virtual Banff Film Festival World Tour is now available, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.Image from Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center are partnering to make a series of action, environmental and […]

Apple TV+ picked up the opening night film CODA for an impressive $25 million. Photo: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images This year’s COVID-19-edition Sundance Film Festival ran four days shorter than usual, screened nearly 40 fewer features than in 2020, and unfolded entirely online. Ahead of opening night, attendants and competitors wondered […]

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced the Sundance Film Festival to go virtual for the first time in its history, but movie buffs came out in force anyway. The week-long event proved a buzz-generating machine on social media and other places where film lovers congregate, as indie movies like CODA, […]

If the Sundance Film Festival loves a success story, the fest is likely to fall head over heels for director Kate Tsang. Her coming-of-age adventure “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” which premieres Jan. 31 at this year’s festival, is not only her first feature as a director, it’s a rarity: […]

PARIS — A filmmaker known for his brutal portrayal of the Mafia may not seem like a natural choice for a fashion film, but Italian director Matteo Garrone has two facets. On the one hand, he delivers biting social commentary with films like “Gomorrah,” “Reality” and “Dogman.” On the other, […]

Animation Theatrical distribution took another hit, as streamer Netflix acquired “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (formerly “Connected”) from Sony Pictures Animation. The sci-fi comedy from Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) was originally scheduled for release last October 23 but postponed because of the pandemic. […]

The Week I was wrong about Mitt Romney The Donald Trump phenomenon is purported to have divided friendships, families, and even marriages. I can attest to this fact in my own suburban Washington household, for this perhaps peculiar professional reason: It has occasioned my wife, the longtime sufferer of all […]

“To live better, it starts with everyone on this planet.” The wisdom of the Earth Keepers in the film helps ignite positive change through everyday action. This online pre-release will make the film available on www.downtoearthfilm.com where it can reach more hearts and minds, reminding us all of the ancient […]

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” predictably dominated the Asian Film Awards. The dark comedy, which won Cannes 2019 and four Oscars, added four further prizes on Wednesday, including best film and best screenplay. The AFA event this year shifted from its previous base in Hong Kong and Macau to Busan. And it […]

Despite the real-life madness of 2020, it has been a solid year for indie-horror films. With audiences seeking new content on a regular basis, the new social media infected horror treat Followed checks off several boxes and is very much an innovative take on the growing popularity of attainable horror […]