PELO MALO, or BAD HAIR, is an Intimate Slice of Life Story Set Against a Volatile Venezuela Putting Forth Issues of Homophobia and Racism

PELO MALO, written and directed by Marianna Rondon, recently premiered in the States at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, touching audience’s hearts with a nonjudgemental look at a mother and son,  coping with day to day life in Caracas, Venezuela. In the story, Marta is a widowed mother trying to get her job back as […] Click to read more »

A Newlywed Couple Learns More About Each Other than they Bargained For in the New Horror Film, HONEYMOON

We caught up with Director, Leigh Janiak at Tribeca Film Festival to talk about her new horror film “Honeymoon”. We also had a chance to talk with one of the lead actors, Harry Treadaway who plays the newlywed husband in the film. The film is now out and available to rent on iTunes, see below. Check […] Click to read more »

Producer, Quincy Jones Helps Enlighten Us About a Living Jazz Legend You’ve Never Heard About in the New Documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On”

In the new documentary, “Keep On Keepin’ On, which opens Friday, September 19th in L.A. and October 3rd in New York, Producer Quincy Jones has aligned himself with documentarian and Jazz musician, Alan Hicks to tell a story about a living Jazz legend, Clark Terry. Terry not only mentored Miles Davis, but played trumpet in […] Click to read more »

The American Samoa Soccer Team Teaches Us Life Lessons of Perseverance and Commitment when Faced with Insurmountable Odds in “Next Goal Wins” By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Next Goal Wins” could not have premiered at a better location than the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In outdoor theater in downtown New York, last weekend,  where audiences were treated to  beautiful sunsets of Spring, which paralleled the documentary’s story of hope and renewal of the human spirit. The true story of the American Samoa Soccer […] Click to read more »

The Latter of ‘For Better or For Worse’ is Put to the Test in Ira Sachs Latest Film, “Love Is Strange” By Steve V. Rodriguez

  Co-Writer and Director, Ira Sachs is back a year later after his alluring, “Keep The Lights On”,  with an equally compelling film entitled, “Love is Strange, about  love in the face of life’s obstacles. Once again Sachs co-wrote the film with Mauricio Zacharias to tell a new story about the incredible strength of  love when it’s […] Click to read more »

Jessica Yu’s New Documentary, “Misconception” Puts a Lens on Three Real Life Stories to tackle Global Population By Vivian Meade

  We sat down with Academy Award Winning Director Jessica Yu to talk about her new documentary Misconception, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival for 2014. Misconception tackles the multifaceted issue of global population by telling the story through three different people on 3 different continents. The film starts out with Hans Rosling, a health […] Click to read more »

THE CANAL is an Intelligent Horror Film with Thriller Tendencies, Expert Use of Sound and Mind Blowing Outcomes By Steve V. Rodriguez

THE CANAL, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival,  is an intelligent horror film that strategically peels back the layers to unveil frightening realizations that will have the audience gripping their arm rests and  awaiting the unpredictable outcome. From Ireland, Writer and Director, Ivan Kavanagh, shows that when insecurity and betrayal become all consuming,  so […] Click to read more »

“About Alex” Feels Familiar and an Homage to the BIG CHILL, but Performances Keep it Fresh By Steve V. Rodriguez

In his directorial debut, Jesse Zwick, who has written for the popular television show, “Parenthood” delivers a fresh and social media era homage to “The Big Chill”, with his film “About Alex”,  which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. With winks and nods to the original, including one character played by Aubrey Plaza announcing […] Click to read more »

Award Winning Documentary About Love & Acceptance Has Special Screening This Sunday in SF by Kevin M. Thomas

The emotionally driven documentary “Bridegroom” screens for the first time outside of the Frameline Film Festival this Sunday, April 13 at 11am at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets are only $10 online and $12 at the door – and prizes to be given away. I’ve written about this film numerous times over the past […] Click to read more »

G.B.F. falls right in line with classic high school films like “Mean Girls”, “Clueless” and the “The Breakfast Club”

With the entire world now talking and texting in acronyms, G.B.F. the movie, which stands for Gay Best Friend, is totally relevant, fresh and follows a classic list of high school films like “Mean Girls”, “Clueless” and even “The Breakfast Club”. Having just premiered to a sold-out crowd at The Tribeca Film Festival in New […] Click to read more »