There was a threat of existential angst that ran through the films I saw yesterday at Newport Beach Film Festival. But the films were all very different and approached those questions in different ways.
You’ll note I never give you a preview of what I’ll see the next day when I make my report each day. That is because one never knows what will be sold out leading me to figure out a plan B (or plans B throughout the day).
Over the last few weeks there has been tons of discussion about the future of the cinematic experience, that is, the practice of watching movies in actual movie theatres (as opposed to the 55 inch/7.1 surround sound setup in your living room. The epicenter of said discussion was CINEMACON – the annual convention where studios tout… [Read More]
I only got in one film yesterday because (a) it was a light day on the schedule, and (b) there were some technical problems with the second film I went to.
Jerry Bruckheimer has done it again. But is it really necessary? Will Dead Men Tell No Tales enhance the franchise, or just extend the misery many fans have expressed? For me, the trailers look promising. Bruckheimer has said he wanted to breathe new life into the franchise, and it appears the new directors, Joachim Rønning and… [Read More]