29 11, 2019

South Florida-Set ‘Waves’ Is a Stunning Emotional Powerhouse

By |2019-12-05T10:23:13-05:00November 29th, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

The thing about waves is that they sometimes surprise you with their strength. What starts off as something calming and full of beauty can turn into a tsunami, leaving devastation in its wake. Waves, writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ third feature, is about just that. It’s about how life as we know it can change in [...]

23 09, 2019

MONOS Opens This Week at Tower Theater Miami

By |2019-09-26T10:58:24-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Features, FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

“I wanted to shape the film like a fever dream, that Buñuelian idea of dreaming while you're awake,” director Alejandro Landes said about his latest feature, Monos, opening at Tower Theater Miami on September 26th. And a fever dream of epic proportions is what he delivers, taking inspiration not simply from Luis Buñuel, but from [...]

15 07, 2019

NEW SCREENING SERIES

By |2019-07-17T09:51:00-05:00July 15th, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, SPECIAL EDITION, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

Miami Film Festival announces the NEON Screening Series for the second half of 2019! Ever since its first release just about 2 ½ years ago, the new US Distributor NEON has made a distinct name for itself as a hip, edgy, quality brand that supports exceptional new arthouse and independent cinema for theatrical release. From [...]

3 07, 2019

Miamian LULU WANG – Indie Film’s Next Big Star Filmmaker

By |2019-07-03T15:32:27-05:00July 3rd, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, INDUSTRY NEWS|0 Comments

Another filmmaker with Miami roots is at a tipping point – this time, it’s Lulu Wang who is on the verge of becoming the indie film world’s Next Big Thing! Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell, stars rapper and actress Awkwafina, the breakout star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell premiered at the 2019 [...]

10 04, 2019

Zac Efron stars as Ted Bundy in Miami-set ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

By |2019-04-11T11:22:04-05:00April 10th, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

  Zac Efron became an overnight teen sensation after playing heartthrob Troy Bolton in Disney’s High School Musical. Ted Bundy was an infamous serial killer known for having murdered at least 30 women in brutal fashion before he was executed in a Florida prison. That their paths should cross via Efron’s latest film, Extremely Wicked, [...]

2 04, 2019

Shorts For The Win

By |2019-04-04T14:01:36-05:00April 2nd, 2019|FILM SPOTLIGHT, SPECIAL EDITION, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

What is the hottest trend in cinema so far in 2019? Surprise – short film programs! This year, the annual theatrical touring program of Oscar Nominated Shorts set a series-high box office record in 2019 ($3.53 million), and at the recent 36th edition of Miami Film Festival, four separate shorts programs were among the [...]

9 12, 2018

‘Shoplifters’ is a deeply moving look at the meaning of family

By |2019-03-11T19:02:38-05:00December 9th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

In Shoplifters, family isn’t something you’re necessarily born with – it’s something you build. Winner of the top prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is a film with a bottomless amount of compassion, one that very well may be one of the most emotional movie-going experiences of the year. In Hirokazu Kore-eda’s [...]

7 11, 2018

‘What They Had’ is a star-studded, authentic look at a family in crisis

By |2019-03-11T19:02:38-05:00November 7th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Memory loss has been fodder for quite a few movies in the past decade, from romantic weepies to dramatic depictions of Alzheimer’s disease in Oscar favorites such as Still Alice and Away From Her. Now it’s once again the focal point in writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s family drama, What They Had. But Chomko’s debut doesn’t fall [...]

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