The new realities of increased diversity, the streaming explosion and concerns for social justice animated two recently wrapped film and book events — the boutique Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) in Connecticut and Manhattan’s mammoth BookExpo, the major publishing show at Manhattan’s Javits Center. But old joys of discovery and new trends abounded.
Highly regarded man-about-the-industry Patrick Wachsberger reaches a new summit and passes through a new gate as the 2018 recipient of CineEurope’s prestigious “International Distributor of the Year” Award.
Patrick Wachsberger, who is ending a six-year stint as co-chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, told Film Journal International he plans to launch a new, unnamed production, distribution and sales company this fall....
Chilly biopic of the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin gets low-key, classy treatment, as befits its inexpressive, dedicated protagonist with an eye for detail and another for the ladies. Beaucoup nudité raises some heat.
Taste is always subjective and, literally in the visual arts, in the eye of the beholder. Recapping the highlights of New York’s recently concluded Tribeca Film Festival, a prime example can be found in this writer’s difference of opinion with the influential New York Times in its coverage of...
Ambitious attempt to mine insights into the German “disposition” during the Nazi period by examining a chunk of the era’s films is a fascinating but often pummeling blitzkrieg of clips, commentary, fleeting names and film titles.
Slick, familiar but affecting romantic tearjerker about the love shared by an injured high-school swimming star and a medically challenged teen is a healthy diversion strictly for susceptible Gen-Z-ers and younger Millennials.