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Miami Film Festival: FREYA, PARSLEY Win Jury and Audience Awards

The Miami Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend, with awards given to deserving winners. It's always a treat to watch films from tge festival, with its focus on the best in Latin American cinema, and a lot of films...

Miami 2022 Review: IMMERSION, On the Surface, Nothing is Calm

There are many things that thriller films have taught me, and one thing is, you do not want to be stuck on a boat with strangers. Even if you have land on site, it is itself an isolated location, and...

Miami 2022 Review: THE KING OF ALL THE WORLD, Live Through the Dance

Like a few other great European auteurs who began working in the 20th century, Spain's Carlos Saura (Raise Ravens, Peppermint Frappé) has steadily worked on a film every year or two for decades. Much of his work in the past...

Miami 2022 Review: CANDELA, Nighttime brings Prophecy and Lust

Likely any town or city has a 'seedy' side - the ones filled with the dregs of society, the 'sons of bitches' who bear the brunt of cruelty and stereotyping of crime and social dejection. One could argue that, given...

Miami Film Festival 2022: THE GOOD BOSS, PETITE MAMAN, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and More at the 39th Edition

If hybrid festivals are the way of the future, sign me up. There are many festivals around the world that I'd love to attend and cannot for many reasons. Case in point: Miami. With a wide variety of films from...

Miami 2021 Review: CUBAN DANCER, The Journey of Passion and Growth

A hat-tip to my friend Mattie, who has taught me a lot about the art and science of ballet over the past several years. While every art form has its own rules, quirks, individuality in how the work is done,...

Miami 2021 Review: NUDO MIXTECO, Small Town Lives of Quiet Desperation

Too often we think of small towns are being insular, everyone in everyone's business, with little activity, and most of all, dull, populated by people whose lives are equally small. And while it may be true that in small towns,...

Miami Film Festival 2020 Highlights Sundance Winners, Acclaimed Filmmakers, and Local Talent

The 37th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival returns to downtown Miami with more than 125 feature films, documentaries, and short films from 30 countries, screening March 6-15. This year's edition opens with The Burnt Orange Heresy (pictured), directed...

Miami 2019 Review: IS THAT YOU?

I'm here in fabulous, balmy Miami for the 2019 Miami Film Festival and while it's always hard to leave home, where I live (Greater Boston) got 14 inches of snow the other day, and I'm glad for the escape. One...