The gender divide in the film business is still pretty, well, wide. That’s why women who make their mark - and remain on solid ground with longevity are highly regarded. Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo are among that class. The two are co-founders and co-presidents of Zeitgeist Films, one of the US’ preeminent film distribution companies. Gerstman and Russo were invited by the Center for Communicat
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Nov 29, 2014
Certain cities in the US, like NYC, will get a true filmic treat. France’s “The King and the Mockingbird” is finally being shown in arthouses after - all in all - 62 years. The country’s beloved animated film has had quite a history in its own making. Now, film goers in the US get to understand its true value. “The King and the Mockingbird” is a tour de force by Paul Grimault and Jacques Prevert a
By Shahnaz Mahmud on Nov 29, 2014
Thanks to the announcement of the 2014 Spirit Awards nominations, awards season is now officially underway. And it looks as though ‘Birdman’ has taken an early lead in the race towards the Academy Awards in just a few months time. The Spirit Awards is held the day before the Oscars and it is widely seen as a main indicator of who will triumph at the Academy Awards. Alejandro Inarritu’s intriguing
By Gregory Wakeman on Nov 27, 2014
Like so many, one of my top 10 movies of all time is The Wizard of Oz now celebrating its 75th year. I don’t know why I love this movie so much, but I do. I can watch it (and I have) several times a year and I always see something different that intrigues me. I have countless books about the making of the movie, the stars that appeared in the timeless flick, and I even had the opportunity to inter
By Debbie L. Sklar on Nov 25, 2014
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be missing some beloved characters this year due to retirement. The list is extensive. The Great Dane Scooby-Doo, a fixture since 2005, has gone to pasture in his doghouse. Bart Simpson has also left the parade. ABC News said he was in the 1986 parade, but since The Simpsons did not debut until 1987, there may be a problem with his retirement age. Plus, he is st
By Barry Ellsworth on Nov 24, 2014
Taylor Swift RSVPed to the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion show – did you? She, along with Ariana Grande, Hozier, and Ed Sheeran will be performing onstage while dozens of Victoria's Secret Angels make their way down the runway modeling this year’s newest and hottest selection from the lingerie and clothing retailer. This marks the second time Swift will be making an appearance at the 19-year old f
By Jordan Lints on Nov 20, 2014
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