Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’

December 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount's over-priced and long-delayed creature feature recycles scrap parts from classic kid movies to re-imagine what's under the hood of those giant gas guzzlers.

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As a Dad, Watching Movies For the First Time

December 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It's moving to discover you'll wrangle with art differently for the rest of your life.

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Film Review: ‘The Preacher’

December 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Utilizing populist forms to highlight inequality and injustice, “The Preacher” strips away layers of hypocrisy to show a ruling elite using religion to maintain power.

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Film Review: ‘City of Dead Men’

December 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The combination of raves, hallucinogens, wild youth and pagan rituals in a creepy former mental asylum ought to add up to something a lot more exciting than it does in this U.S.-Colombia co-production.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Go Early, But Is It a Bang or a Whimper?

December 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On the heels of a few scandals, the BFCA/BTJA honored the year's best film and TV Sunday.

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‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Allied’ Among Costume Design Oscar Contenders

December 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

From 17th Century Japan to the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling, this year's costume design Oscar race is typically wide-ranging.

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Clorox and HuffPost’s RYOT Made a 360-Degree Video About Clean Drinking Water

December 5, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Clorox is most often associated with cleaning kitchens and stains, but it's probably not a brand that comes to mind when you think about clean drinking water. To help raise awareness of the poor quality of water in rural Peru, the company known for its household products has sponsored its first 360-degree video, and it shows what a difference a few drops of bleach can make. The film, Purely Peru, was produced by HuffPost's RYOT and AOL to explain waterborne illnesses and how Clorox's Safe Water Project provides materials to kill bacteria and viruses. According to HuffPost RYOT CMO Molly Swenson, branded content is becoming less commercialized and is increasingly focused on character-driven narratives and experiences. "If it's good enough, nobody is going to care if a brand is attached to it if it's an authentic story," Swenson said.

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Film Review: ‘Siren’

December 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A belated feature expansion of the best segment from 2012 horror omnibus "V/H/S," with Hannah Fierman as the titular creature the only major returning talent.

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Film Review: ‘Po’

November 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by “PO,” whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is woefully lacking in momentum.

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Film Review: ‘A Flickering Truth’

November 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pietra Brettkelly evocatively layers damaged archival images, potently interspersing them with footage chronicling the rebirth of Afghan Films.

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