I promised myself to stay as far away as possible from History Channel’s Jesus: His Life. However, after screening the first two episodes, I discovered that, although I have some issues with the program, it exceeds my expectations.
The filmmakers and actors from Disney’s upcoming live action Dumbo recently met with the press in a press conference. ScreenFish was there.
What is a worthy sacrifice to make for one’s gods? Does that sound like a basis for a action thriller? It turns out to be a very important part of Hotel Mumbai.
There is an old gospel song, “This world is not my home, I’m just a-passing through”. A bit of that sense of temporariness is what we find in Transit from German director Christian Penzold. There are various aspects of this film that may leave us a bit off-balance, but that just adds to the depth… [Read More]
“There is nothing more dangerous for a warrior than emotion.” (Yon-Rogg) A new superhero comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel brings us the MCU’s first woman superhero, a soldier in the midst of an intergalactic war who ends up on earth and becomes ground zero for that war. Ah, but all may not… [Read More]
Most people know of Joseph Pulitzer because of the Pulitzer Prizes awarded each year. They may associate him with yellow journalism. But there is much more to this man as we discover in Joseph Pulitzer: The Voice of the People, opening in theaters and coming later to the PBS American Masters series. As Nicholson Baker… [Read More]
In the port city of Buenaventura, Columbia, a young man and his friends struggle to escape their poverty. Their weapon in this war is dance. In We Are the Heat, Harvey and his crew battle corruption, drug traffickers, and other dance crews as they try to find not just a new life, but redemption from… [Read More]
I recently had the chance to take part in a roundtable interview with the directors of Birds of Passage, Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra. The film tells the story of a clan of indigenous people in Columbia who become involved with the drug trade, bringing ruin to their traditional values. Q: You’re telling a story… [Read More]
“If there’s family, there’s respect. If there’s respect, there’s honor. If there’s honor, there’s word. If there’s word, there’s peace.” Among the Wagúu people of northern Columbia, family is the basis for everything. If that is not cared for, step by step, all values will erode until society falls apart. In Birds of Passage, Columbia’s… [Read More]
When it is time to award the best in films each year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences include three categories of short films in their Oscar presentations. Most people don’t get to see many shorts. They play at festivals, and occasionally in front of a feature film. But short films are an… [Read More]