Monday, September 27, 2021

Review of David Lowery's The Green Knight: Honor and Chivalry are at the Forefront of this Timeless Story, Dev Patel Shines

 By Ashton Samson

4/5 🌝🌝🌝🌝

There’s a little bit of Gawain in all of us. That's my principle takeaway from The Green Knight, David Lowery’s new adaptation of one of the best-known Arthurian works, the 14th century chivalric romance, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Those who know next to nothing about the original text or any such legends and who are looking for a straight action film might be left a bit disappointed as there are no Games of Thrones-esque battle sequences and the pacing is sluggish. However, those who are avid fans of Arthurian legends and who are somewhat familiar with the original poem should rejoice. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

6th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival (NYC) Runs Sept. 24 - Oct. 3 with Over 163 Films Representing 32 Countries: Panels, Special Events and More Online

As New York City opens it's doors for Broadway, for filming and more, film festivals are also getting back to business and bustling with creativity. This year the Imagine This Women's International Film Festival is back with a slate of excellent films covering many different subjects. The 2021 Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) will be presented from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021, in New York. The womxn's film festival aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. The sixth annual film festival is being presented digitally with screenings, panels, and events from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3, 2021. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Review of Indie Film Pooling to Paradise by Caytha Jentis - A Road Trip Adventure to Las Vegas with a Mixed Bag of Characters Provides for an Enjoyable Movie Night and Stunning Scenery

By Harry Sherer

After the apocalyptic year - and - change the world has gone through, it’s fair to say we all deserve a little escapist fun. With theatres re-opening, cameras rolling, and the film industry getting back in full swing, what better way to end the summer than with a low-stakes, feel-good, tightly-written indie dramedy? Pooling to Paradise provides audiences with an enjoyable romp in an almost believable premise of three strangers and a driver in a pooled rideshare forgoing their trip to LAX and instead driving directly to Las Vegas. Instead of relying on boringly predictable road trip shenanigans— such as flat tires, hitchhikers, and traffic jams— Pooling to Paradise delivers a compact, character-heavy narrative that’s just as heartwarming as it is funny.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

NJ/NY Area Event: Attention all Jazz Singers - Enter NJ PAC's Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - UPDATED WITH 2021 WINNERS


Are you or do you know a talented and yet undiscovered jazz singer?

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announces the opening of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition. The search is on for the World’s Next Great Jazz Singer!

Phenomenal jazz singers can enter the contest here: Enter Here or visit

At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist won the contest.Hosted by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competition’s five finalists as well as a special appearance by one of today’s top jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves.