Night House, The: David Bruckner’s Supernatural Thriller, Starring Rebecca Hall

Searchlight is acquiring the worldwide distribution rights to The Night House, a supernatural thriller that premiered to strong reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Fest. Directed by David Bruckner and starring Rebecca Hall, the deal is valued at roughly $12 million. If you want to know more about Sundance and Independent Cinema, please read my […]

Film Theory: Authorship, Auteurism, Directors

AUTHORSHIP/AUTEURISM/DIRECTORS Directors are one variable element in the total Hollywood institution; they are responsible for some of the contradictions in the system. since their relationship is not directly tied to the commercialism of the whole. However, they are by and large implicated in the system (financially and ideologically), and their ideology reflects this (the ideology […]

Venice Film Fest 2020: Cicutto Replaces Paolo Baratta as Head of Venice Biennale

Cicutto, veteran Italian film producer of Ermanno Olmi’s 1988 Venice Golden Lion winner “The Legend of the Holy Drinker” and head of Italy’s Luce-Cinecittà which runs the iconic studios has been named president of the Venice Biennale, parent organization of the Venice Film Fest.

Politics 2020: John Bolton’s Book about Trump and Ukraine

President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. Share this:

Koby Bryant: Legendary Basketball Star, 41, Dies in Helicopter Crash

Thousands of people gathered to mourn Bryant outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where there is a statue of the retired Lakers legend.