The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – A Variety of Films and High Tech

    Founded in 2002 as a response to the 9/11 attack, New York City’s 16th Tribeca Film Festival will run this year from April 19th until April 30th. The festival showcases feature films, documentaries, shorts and a slew of high tech seminars and programs that distinguish it from other festivals.   Films to Seek […]

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

  “My music is the spiritual expression of what I am… I want to be the force that is truly for good.” It was a while before the legendary jazz musician and saxophonist John Coltrane got to a place where he could articulate his mantra that clearly. Years in the making.   The legacy Coltrane […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife

  She was the Harriet Tubman of Warsaw, Poland around 1940. Antonina Zabinski (born 1908, died 1971) and her husband Jan (1897 – 1974), managers of the Warsaw Zoo, helped hundreds of Jews escape death from the Nazis by hiding them. The Zabinskis gave them a safe haven and an escape route out of the […]

I Called Him Morgan

  Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and ‘60s were a hotbed for cool music. And the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and are amazed by the lives they […]

T2 Trainspotting

  Trainspotting was a breakthrough film back in 1996. An edgy, eccentric blend of debauchery and rebellion set to one of the best British rock soundtracks ever made. Twenty years later, the original director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later…) and screenwriter John Hodge assemble the same set of Scottish miscreants and make them […]

Logan

  Looks like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hanging up his claws. But before he does, he’s passing the baton on to the next generation. Make that the next, next generation, as his mini-me mutant-in-training is an 11-year-old girl (Dafne Keen). She will have a lot of growing up to do before she can take his […]

A United Kingdom

  Love across racial lines, especially when it involves British aristocracy, is a theme that’s been close to director Amma Assante’s heart. She tackled the subject gracefully in her romantic period piece Belle. With that same artistry, sensitivity and flair, she delves into another regal mixed relations love story that’s based on fact. You can […]

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

  “Rock. Paper. Scissors. Grenade launcher.” Those are some of the essential power-play components in this badass action film. Vin Diesel, the lord of The Fast and the Furious franchise, has just upped the mojo of his spy-thriller xXx sagas to a high-adrenalin stratosphere that will take action-film junkies to the land of nirvana. Fasten […]