Cinelan – Moscow Cats – CLICK HERE for Video

Father-daughter duo put on a show with a cat circus.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more unusual circus, or father-daughter performing duo. The Moscow Cat Theatre is just that: a travelling show of cats that perform amazing tricks for the owners who love and train them. Everybody in Russia may be used to seeing cats perform tricks, as the theatre’s manager explains in this funny, charming film, but felines walking tightropes, crossing the stage on giant balls and walking upside down is not a common sight in most countries. As balalaika and accordion circus score plays in the background, Creative Director Vladimir and daughter Maria combine their love of cats and stage to create a captivating act and illustrate the tricks of the trade, giving new meaning to the expression ‘herding cats’.

CineLife’s Top Twenty Movies at Sundance pt. 4

The final entry into the 2017 Sundance Film Festival article. Be sure to see the previous articles here. Part 1. Part 2. Part3. Step (U.S. Documentary Competition) Director: Amanda Lipitz Insiders have talked this up as a strong contender for the Audience Award. The film has a focus on female empowerment and solidarity, which perhaps… Continue Reading

CineLife’s Top Twenty Movies at Sundance pt. 3

Part 3 of 4 part article about the most anticipated movies going into Sundance for CineLife: Patti Cake$ (U.S. Dramatic Competition) Writer/director: Geremy Jasper Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty Patti Cake$ has positive early word going into the festival. The film is the debut feature film for Geremy Jasper,… Continue Reading

CineLife’s Top Twenty Movies at Sundance pt. 2

Here is the second set of movies that we here at CineLife think are going to blew up at this years Sundance Film Festival:   Newness (Premieres) Director: Drake Doremus Writer: Ben York Jones Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Albert Hammond, Jr. Seller: Cinetic Marketing Drake Doremus has… Continue Reading

CineLife’s Top Twenty Movies at Sundance pt. 1

With countless entries hoping for a spot at the Sundance Film Festival, nearly any film playing in the event which starts Thursday in Park City, UT deserves attention. There are titles that tend to percolate to the top, only to be overshadowed later by others. The annual Sundance Film Festival is rife with the constant… Continue Reading

A Conversation with La La Land Director Damien Chazelle

Born only in the mid-‘80s,Damien Chazelle already has an Oscar-nomination under his belt. He received the nod for Best Adapted Screenplay for Whiplash (2013), a successful box office release that he also directed. This month, Chazelle is back and flirting with Oscar again with his latest film, La La Land, a musical he also wrote… Continue Reading

NYFCS – La La Land Q and A – CLICK HERE for Video

NYFCS Q&A with director Damien Chazelle for the movie, “La La Land.” The director discusses his award winning movie about a struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull… Continue Reading

BY SYDNEY LUMET – Interview with Director Nancy Buirski

Written by Brian Brooks Movie fans may find it surprising that prolific filmmaker Sidney Lumet did not receive an Oscar until he was given an honorary Academy Award in 2005. He did, however, receive nominations for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982) in addition… Continue Reading