Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    "Africa United" Review: 2011 New York African Film Festival

    A children or family film with a largely African cast is rare. African children being depicted as anything other than victims of brutal, famine and poverty stricken environments they’ve been born into are almost non existent.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Watch First Trailer For British Prison Drama "Screwed" Starring Noel Clarke

    He’s maybe the UK’s busiest black filmmaker/actor/producer, and few of us on this side of the pond actually know about him (you UK folks can correct me if I’m wrong about him being “the busiest”… Or is it Idris Elba’s crown to wear now?)

    Read More »
    More: Trailer
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments

    Call It Sweep: Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies"

    Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies—an operatic saga of intergenerational woe—is the cinematic equivalent of a Harlem Globetrotters game, with brazen contrivances and a preordained outcome repurposed as dazzling spectacle. A strained melodrama that unspools like the bastard child of Homer and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Incendies devotes the brunt of its 130 minutes to earning the audacity of its resolution—it’s a work of such unchecked ambition that it almost has to be excused before it can be appreciated at all. But if Villeneuve’s film ultimately resolves itself as little more than a gaudy parlor trick, it’s an expertly executed bit of chicanery whose punchline hits you square in the gut.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Nicole Holofcener Pens French Remake 'Unforgiving World' For Nanette Burnstein To Direct

    While we're still slightly miffed that Nicole Holofcener's excellent "Please Give" was pretty much ignored during awards season last year, the good news is we won't have to wait too long for another project from her mighty pen.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Poster For "The Help" Arrives!

    We saw the trailer on Monday, and it generated some strong reactions in you folks, with most not at all pleased with the content.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Watch: Cute 'Thor' TV Spot Riffs On VW Darth Vader Super Bowl Commerical; Cameo By Stark Ind. Mug

    While every comic franchise this summer continues to bait fans with slightly different variations of marketing material (we're looking at you, "X-Men: First Class") Marvel has delightfully taken a full left turn from the playbook for a pretty cute new television spot.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Watch First Trailer For Global Documentary Experiment "Life In A Day"

    Here's the trailer for a project that was announced back in July last year, 2010, and that we've been covering since; It’s called Life In A Day, produced by Sir Ridley Scott, and directed Kevin Macdonald in what they called a historic global experiment to create the world’s largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by YOU.

    Read More »
    More: Trailer
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Watch: Red Band Trailer For '30 Minutes Or Less' With Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari & Danny McBride

    A red band trailer has arrived giving us our first look at "30 Minutes or Less," director Ruben Fleischer's R-rated comedy follow-up to "Zombieland" -- and can we say we want a little bit more?

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Tony Gilroy Wants Joel Edgerton For 'The Bourne Legacy'

    Studio Eyes James McAvoy Or Shia LaBeouf But May Want Aussie Actor For 'Snow White & The Huntsman'Aussie actor Joel Edgerton is on the cusp of making a major mark in Hollywood. The 36-year-old actor has never been lacking for work. Acclaimed turns in "The Square" and "Animal Kingdom" put him firmly on the Hollywood radar and 2011 is already shaping up to be a helluva year as he's already set for the Tom Hardy MMA flick "Warrior" and the big budget "The Thing" prequel. He's also currently filming the indie flick "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." All that's left for the actor to solidify his place among the top leading men is a franchise, and it looks like he's got a couple to choose from.

    Read More »
  • Hope for Film
    0 comments

    A "Career" In Indie Film? Better Have That Second Job Lined Up...

    I don't want to discourage anyone to not pursue their dreams. I just want to encourage people to do it in a realistic manner. On the other hand, I also don't think anyone should live their life dedicated to being safe and secure. We do need to pursue and push for better things. But then again, I also don't think anyone should be reckless in that pursuit. Cracking the code about trying the impossible (aka a life in the arts) is a back and forth proposition, and success is often based on good timing as much as merit.

    Read More »