9 07, 2018

Joint Custody Blows

By |2019-03-11T19:02:54+00:00July 9th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

First, the laughter. In 2005, American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach released his third major film and received his only Oscar nomination to date with The Squid and The Whale (one night only at the Tower – Tuesday, July 17th), a semi-autobiographical remembrance of his teenage perceptions of the divorce of his Brooklyn [...]

22 05, 2018

Penélope & Javier

By |2019-03-11T19:02:55+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Celebrity, FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

Is there a more glamorous real-life couple on the world’s cinema screens (and stage) today than Spanish superstars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem? At this year’s edition of the legendary Cannes Film Festival, the married actors walked up the steps of the historic red carpet where their newest film, Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) [...]

6 02, 2018

7 STRAIGHT OUTTA SUNDANCE

By |2019-03-11T19:02:56+00:00February 6th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Five years after Darlene Love nearly blew the roof of Olympia Theater when she opened the 2013 Miami Film Festival with Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet From Stardom, another Sundance world premiere is heading straight for the sunshine for its first post-Park City landing: Jason Reitman’s Tully, a last-minute “surprise screening” addition to Robert Redford’s festival, [...]

1 02, 2018

ROSSY RETURNS! (To The Big Screen)

By |2019-03-11T19:02:56+00:00February 1st, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

MADAME Directed by Amanda Sthers France l 2017 l 91 minutes English, Spanish, French with English Subtitles COMEDY In her on-stage conversation at the 2017 Festival, our Marquee guest Rossy de Palma dished about a new French production of an English-language comedy that she just finished shooting – MADAME, written and [...]

6 11, 2017

TWO WORDS, AND ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

By |2019-03-11T19:02:58+00:00November 6th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Adel Karam (right) plays Tony in THE INSULT One of the most unforgettable Miami Film Society special events of the past several years was our June 4, 2013 screening of Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's The Attack, with a poignant Skype q&a with the director after the screening.  The Attack went on to play [...]

8 09, 2017

SALMA HAYEK AND JOHN LITHGOW GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN ‘BEATRIZ AT DINNER’

By |2019-03-11T19:02:58+00:00September 8th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

If the Trump era has taught us one thing, it’s that some differences are irreconcilable; you can talk at each other for hours, and those at opposites sides of an argument will never see eye-to-eye. Beatriz at Dinner doesn’t do anything to help assuage the unpleasant nature of this basic truth. There’s no sugar-coating, and [...]

5 09, 2017

FAITH IS CHALLENGED IN 2015 VENICE AWARD WINNER ‘FREE IN DEED’

By |2019-03-11T19:02:58+00:00September 5th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Faith-based cinema has been on the steady rise for a while now. Films like Heaven is for Real, God’s Not Dead and Miracles from Heaven have proven to be extremely lucrative, and Hollywood has taken notice, bringing what was once a distinctly niche genre into the mainstream. These films have managed to pull in big name [...]

29 08, 2017

PAULINA – ARGENTINA’S SHOCKING DRAMA RETURNS TO MIAMI

By |2019-03-11T19:02:59+00:00August 29th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT, NOW PLAYING, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

I still remember the shock I felt when I first saw Santiago Mitre’s Paulina (La patota) at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes (where it would go on to win the Nespresso Grand Prize) – and it wasn’t because of the film’s violent central episode.  Rather, it was shock about how clearly Mitre [...]

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