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SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the moving drama SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his[...]

PENSKE Announces Strategic Investment in SXSW

PENSKE-MRC ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN SXSW, DEMONSTRATING CONVICTION IN THE FUTURE OF LIVE EVENTS Austin, Texas – April 19, 2021 – South by Southwest® (SXSW®) and P-MRC Holdings, LLC. announced a partnership today that aligns P-MRC as a long-term partner with and shareholder of SXSW, LLC. P-MRC, a joint venture[...]

BAFTA Nominations and Winners 2021

NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS 2021 BEST FILM THE FATHER Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt THE MAURITANIAN Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin WINNER: NOMADLAND Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara THE TRIAL OF[...]

“Boss Level” Gives an Action Twist To The Time Loop Story

The fantasy trope of Time Loops is all the rage again. Obviously, we all know Groundhog Day, which did it perfectly. Last year brought Palm Springs, which also did it terrifically well. Just a few weeks ago, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things also found a way to make the[...]

“Wild Mountain Thyme” Is The Strangest Romantic Comedy Of 2020

Oh boy. I have so many questions for John Patrick Shanley. One of which is simply, why? Why was this the story you wanted to tell. Remember, Shanley has previously given us a classic romantic comedy in Moonstruck, penning that screenplay, as well as writing and directing a stirring drama[...]

“Euphoria” Returns With A Special Quarantine Episode That’s Incredibly Moving

Last night, HBO debuted on their channel (after having sneaked it a few days earlier on HBO Max) a special new episode of the breakout series Euphoria. The first season was a smash, winning Zendaya an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series, while the filming of the second[...]

“Luxor” Leaves You Wanting Just A Little Bit More

Pretentious is never a word you want associated with your film. It has a connotation that just never serves your project well, in the least. Unfortunately, Luxor, despite some strong visuals and a nice central performance, can’t help but give off that vibe. It’s palpable throughout a picture that wants[...]

Bella Thorne And Mickey Rourke Put Forth Strong Work In The Otherwise Forgettable “Girl”

There are two interesting performances contained within Girl, an otherwise wholly uninteresting film. On the surface, this is just a B movie that you would find once upon a time in the discount DVD bin. At the same time, you have Bella Thorne doing some of her best work to[...]

“Run” Is A Pulse-Pounding Suspense Thriller Of The First Order

Strong execution can make almost any premise work. Especially when it comes to thrillers, in particular ones with somewhat confined spaces, the concept often is ridiculous. However, executing said ridiculous premise can make for an instant classic. Filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty proved himself an ace executor of the genre with his[...]

“The Life Ahead” Re-Introduces Audiences To The Great Sophia Loren

It’s always a pleasure to see a screen legend return to starring roles. For Sophia Loren, we haven’t seen her on the screen in a major way in over a decade, since her supporting appearance in Nine. Now, she’s back as a lead, showcasing her talents in Netflix’s latest awards[...]