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Factory 25 Acquires Joe Swanberg’s ‘All the Light in the Sky’ News

Factory 25 Acquires Joe Swanberg’s ‘All the Light in the Sky’

New York independent film and music distributor Factory 25 has acquired rights to mumblecore god Joe Swanberg‘s (Drinking Buddies) All the Light in the Sky, starring Jane Adams (Hung.) Adams plays Marie, a middle-aged actress living in Malibu who’s struggling to find work in the twilight of her career. When her young niece (Sophia Takal) comes Read More
Divergent Trailer Premiere News

Divergent Trailer Premiere

Below, check out the brand new trailer for Divergent, the latest release from Summit Entertainment, the folks who brought us the recent Ender’s Game adaptation and, of course, the Twilight series. Helmed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist), the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel of the same name takes place in a futuristic Chicago and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris, Read More
Trailer: Dear Mr. Watterson News

Trailer: Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary by Joel Allen Schroeder, examines the cultural impact of cartoonist Bill Waterson’s famous Sunday comic strip, Calvin and Hobbs, through the perspectives of fans and colleagues. The film was made without any involvement from Watterson himself; according to Schroeder, he “decided that we would not pursue Watterson or his family Read More
‘Gravity’ VFX Breakdown Showcases 3-D Convergence News

‘Gravity’ VFX Breakdown Showcases 3-D Convergence

Not only is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity one of the most visually immersive moviegoing experiences in memory, it’s also one of the handful of films that utilize 3-D technology to enhance the cinematic experience in a significant way. The “survival” element of Cuaron’s outer-space survival epic is unquestionably enhanced by the 3-D effect, which helps to convey the Read More
3rd i’s ‘South Asian Film Festival’ Enlivens SF, Rolls Into Palo Alto Film Festival

3rd i’s ‘South Asian Film Festival’ Enlivens SF, Rolls Into Palo Alto

Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema This year’s run of 3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival had a fantastic four day run this past weekend in San Francisco, and continues this Saturday night, November 16th in Palo Alto at the Aquarius Theatre. With the theme of “100 Years of Indian Cinema” and Read More
Trailer: Open Grave News

Trailer: Open Grave

If you’re still riding a sugar-high and aren’t ready to let go of Halloween just yet, check out the trailer for Open Grave, a new horror-thriller from Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18, El Rey de la Montaña, Nómadas). Gonzalo, best known for his 2011 release, Apollo 18—which found financial success despite it’s unfavorable reception—is Read More
12 Years a Slave Q&A (Mill Valley Film Festival) News

12 Years a Slave Q&A (Mill Valley Film Festival)

At the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival last week, one of the biggest highlights in the festival’s stunning lineup was Steve McQueen’s  (Shame, Hunger) highly-anticipated new film, 12 Years a Slave (which opens today) see our review, based on the autobiography and life story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted and sold into slavery Read More
Giveaway: 2 Free Movie Tickets to All Is Lost News

Giveaway: 2 Free Movie Tickets to All Is Lost

People are already talking about Oscar potential for Robert Redford’s performance in J.C. Chandor’s (Margin Call) open-water thriller, All Is Lost. The film is about a man’s struggle to survive the elements at sea and face mortality after his sailboat is severely damaged. To celebrate the theatrical release of the film we are giving away Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap

On MVFF’s gigantic penultimate day, a quintet of some of the industry’s most exciting directors gathered for a meeting of the minds, the stars and directors of At Middleton and Beside Still Waters unveiled their respective films to packed houses, and the whole lot of them partied it up in the beautiful town of Tiburon, right down the Read More