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

The Best Indie Studios In The Biz

Film media attention is typically dominated by the Awards Hopefuls in the fall, typically meaning those features that distributors are positioning to catch attention from prognosticators to propel them onto the long road to Oscar. Perhaps more importantly, this usually translates into audience dollars along the way. The Toronto International Film Festival is underway, while… Continue Reading