Chasing Chasing Amy is a beautifully made documentary about a filmmaker’s journey while making a documentary about Chasing Amy. It’s one thing for a making-of documentary but this is something else. Filmmaker Sav Rodgers discovered Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy when he was 12 years old and it changed his very life. There are many other films starring Ben Affleck but Rodgers would repeatedly watch this film. It’s enough that he would do a TED Talk…"Chasing Chasing Amy – Tribeca 2023"
Author: Danielle Solzman
Against All Enemies is the most terrifying documentary to be playing a film festival since Alt-Right: Age of Rage premiered in 2018. Thematically, the film is on par with Alt-Right: Age of Rage with way too many jaw-dropping moments to count. I mean, how is it that they got this much footage on camera with the Proud Boys, 3 Percenters, and Oath Keepers. These militias think they’re doing the right thing but much like the…"Against All Enemies – Tribeca 2023"
Breaking the News follows a group of women and LGBTQ journalists as they launch The 19th* in order to change the status quo in news. Do you ever wonder why something makes the news and another thing doesn’t? It always comes down to a publisher or editor believing one to be more important than the other. That’s how I see it anyway. I think back to watching the news cycle over the years. Look at…"Breaking the News – Tribeca 2023"
Taking new evidence at the Hell Creek Formation into account, Dinosaur Apocalypse revisits the last day of the dinosaurs. Okay, the last day of the non-avian dinosaurs as the avian dinosaurs would evolve into birds. I found watching this two-part documentary is the perfect antidote to 65. It’s very fascinating and insightful in both what happened then and what we’re learning now. The other thing is that it wasn’t until watching the film in which…"Dinosaur Apocalypse: The Last Day of the Dinosaurs"
Much like the Arrowverse, The Flash goes back into the past, which leads to both Flashpoint and the resetting of the DCU. First things first: the press screenings consisted of an end credit scene. It is entirely possible that there is a mid-credit scene but these were not in the press screenings. From talking to friends that saw earlier screenings, there were things at the end of the film that were not in those earlier…"The Flash: Dude, Where’s My Batman?"
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan puts its own twist on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as an IDF counter-terrorist becomes a hairdresser. Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) is one of the best counter-terrorists serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. However, the fighting is starting to become too much. Zohan’s dream is to be a Paul Mitchell’s hairstylist. He confides in his parents (Shelley Berman and Dina Dorrone) that he wants to cut hair but they laugh him…"You Don’t Mess with the Zohan Marks 15th Anniversary"
65 might sound like a good idea for a high-concept sci-fi thriller but the end result is laughable and gets so much of it wrong. The film is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. It’ll make its way to Netflix when the film’s Pay 1 window begins this year. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend it–watch something else instead. No, seriously. Maybe if you have absolutely zero movies or TV series to watch.…"65: Adam Driver Fights Dinosaurs In Laughable Sci-Fi Thriller"
While HBO Max did not formally announce the titles leaving in June 2023, a quick glance at the Last Chance section lists several titles. Unfortunately, the app does not list the dates of when titles are leaving. It could be anywhere between now and the end of June 2023. One needs to head to New and Notable before scrolling down a bit to the Last Chance row. Leaving Max in June 2023 All The President’s…"Max: Leaving in June 2023"
As the 2023 Tribeca Festival gets underway on June 7, there are a bunch of films that I’m looking forward to seeing during the fest. Rather – Frank Marshall directs this documentary on the longtime news anchor. Dan Rather was a prolific newsman for many years on TV, taking over for CBS Evening News after the departure of Walter Cronkite. At 49 years old, Rather was already a CBS veteran when he replaced Cronkite at…"2023 Tribeca Festival: The Most Anticipated Films"
Taika Waititi is absolutely wrong about nobody remembering Casablanca filmmaker Michael Curtiz some 80 years after the film was released. The comments came during a cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter. It’s enough to make someone’s eyes roll. If people do not know the name of Michael Curtiz, it is only because of sheer ignorance. Maybe they didn’t read Alan K. Rode’s superb biography, Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film. Pick it up and…"Taika Waititi Is Wrong About Michael Curtiz and Casablanca"