‘Thor’ Sequel Rising?

Marvel Studios’  “Thor” has pulled in $122 million dollars in the United States after two weeks, and $230 million overseas. Not too shabby for a $150 million dollar film.

Zach Snyder’s ‘Superman’

I must admit that when I heard that Zach Snyder had cast Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming reboot, I didn’t think much of the decision.  First, Zach Snyder was directing, which is an issue depending upon what you think about what he has done so far.  I think that he’s competent, but not […]

My Top 3 Roger Ebert Reviews.

You’ll never take in a film the same way after reading movie reviews by famed critic Roger Ebert. I commented on the Top 3 Ebert reviews that resonated to me and selected key quotes from each commentary: 1. Armageddon – Ebert abhors Michael Bay’s direction in this pop culture mainstay, mainly the fast-paced, music video-esque […]

Shameless Plug: My New Docu-Series!!

I’m a Screenphile to many, but I double as a multimedia journalist. I recently launched a new documentary series called “Lectures to Beats” that offers a non-traditional examination of society.  Each episode explores a specific theme and features narratives from different field experts speaking candidly about the subjects and issues they know best. Below is […]

Cannes: Films in Competition

Films In Competition  Pedro Almodóvar La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)  BertrandBonello L’Apollonide Souvenirs de la Maison Close (House Of Tolerance)  Alain Cavalier Pater  JosephCedar Hearat Shulayim  (Footnote)  Nuri Bilge CeylanBir Zamanlar Anadolu’da  (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia)  Jean-PierreEtLucDardenneLe Gamin Au Vélo (The Kid With A Bike)  MichelHazanaviciusand Aki Kaurismäki The […]

Cannes: Opening Night Ceremony

 The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is in full swing today. The opening ceremony took place last night (May 11) at the Grand Théâtre Lumière located in the legendary Avenue de la Croisette in the small French Riviera town. Hosted by the young and beautiful French actress Mélanie Laurent, (“Inglorious Basterds” “Beginners”), the […]

Cannes: Feature Films Jury

    FEATURE FILMS JURY Robert DE NIRO, President – Actor, Director / USA; Martina GUSMAN Actress and producer / Argentina; Nansun SHIProducer / Hong Kong – China; Uma THURMAN Actress, scriptwriter, producer / USA; Linn ULLMANN Writer, journalist, literary critic / Norway; Olivier ASSAYASDirector / France; Jude LAW Actor, producer / UK; Mahamat Saleh […]


If you’re at the Cannes International Film Festival, lucky you! If not, read the press releases issued for this year’s festivities. Also, take a look at the films that were selected for screenings. Best of luck to all of the filmmakers, producers and actors and actresses!

Interracial Dating and Pornography

Both topics are infused in “Shame,” the movie Steve McQueen’s currently directing. He teamed up with Michael Fassbender, who ironically is also the star of his well-received directorial debut “Hunger.” McQueen dishes out an interesting flick about a man who is addicted to porn and other bachelor antics, until an African-American woman (played by Nicole […]