20th Feb2014

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: ‘Dancing in Jaffa’

by Catherina Gioino

Hilla Medalia returns to her award winning directorial status of documentary filmmaking with the film Dancing In Jaffa, a story about ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine teaching children to dance in his hometown of Jaffa, Israel. Dulaine marvelously picks his top dancers from the three dancing schools he started to compete together in citywide championships. Often […]

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19th Feb2014

House of Cards Season Two: Episodes 1-3 Review

by Catherina Gioino

In Netflix’s original series, House of Cards returned for its second season on Friday, February 14th 2014 to blow away audiences everywhere, even causing a 16% spike of Netflix’s new users (and beating out last year’s premiere with a spike of only 2%). The point is, it’s doing quite well financially. However, since it is […]

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08th Feb2014

‘The Lego Movie’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day | Written and Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller What do you get when you decide to mix together the people who made 21 Jump Street (and the next 22 Jump Street, which is an ingenious way to advertise […]

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19th Nov2013

‘Bad Grandpa’ Review: A New Kind of Filmmaking?

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine Everyone’s heard of the Jackass movies even if they haven’t seen them. Movies where people with an extremely high pain threshold put their minds and bodies […]

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21st Oct2013

The encouraging advancement of Netflix UK

by Chris Cummings

In January, 2012, Netflix launched in the UK as an exclusive streaming service, offering film and television at the simple click of a button for the low price of £6 per month, with the first month usually being offered for free as a trial. In the UK, Lovefilm had been the predominant service for rentals […]

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15th Oct2013

‘Raw Herring’ at the Tribeca Film Festival

by Catherina Gioino

A documentary from the Netherlands outlines the journey of fishermen as they continue to fish and live life in a long lost profession. The Hollandse Niewe, or commonly referred to as the Dutch New Herring, is a type of fish that is found in the region and is known to be a cultural tradition to […]

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21st Sep2013

Jack’s Begging Letter

by Jack Kirby

Hi there Nerdly readers. How’s it going? I’m well cheers. When I’m not watching films or reading comics or writing about them for this good site, I can frequently be found running around the mean streets of South East London late at night. This isn’t because I’m fighting crime as a masked vigilante, it’s because […]

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13th Sep2013

First Time Watch #7 – The Magnificent Ambersons

by Ian Loring

The second directorial feature effort of Orson Welles’ then young career, watching The Magnificent Ambersons now is a rather troubling experience as while the genius and overwhelming force of personality of the man is all over the film, so is that most depressing of complaints of the master director: that of the fight for creative […]

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25th Jul2013

First Time Watch #6: The Last Temptation of Christ

by Ian Loring

It says something about Martin Scorsese’s balls that after the relative commerical underperformance of The King of Comedy and After Hours that he was still willing to push both himself and the cinematic form in a way which almost treats the more business driven aspects of the business with almost complete disdain. While now regarded […]

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04th Jul2013

‘Butterflies of Bill Baker’ Premiere Report

by Catherina Gioino

Debra Messing was in attendance Saturday night to celebrate the premiere of the film Butterflies of Bill Baker. Messing was joined by VH1 Gossip Table personality Delaina Dixon, and more, as well as the stars of the film, Will Chase, Sterling Jerins, Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Polly Lee. The film’s producer Reema Dutt and director Sania Jhankar attended as […]

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25th Jun2013

Interview: Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe & Jameson First Shot winners

by Catherina Gioino

The Jameson First Shot competition is an annual competition that allows for emerging filmmakers to get their work made and get a break into the industry. With numerous submissions, Shirlyn Wong was the United States finalist, along with Russian finalist Anton Lanshakov for his short The Smile Man, and South African finalist Hanneke Schutte for […]

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25th Jun2013

Jameson First Shot – US Final/Premiere Report

by Catherina Gioino

On June 19th, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Willem Dafoe were in attendance at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn to celebrate the United States winner of the Jameson First Shot competition. USA winner Shirlyn Wong was in attendance for the world premiere of her short film, Love’s Routine. The Jameson First Shot competition is an […]

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16th Jun2013

Tribeca 2013: Beetlejuice Drive-In

by Catherina Gioino

The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival featured a wide variety of films to choose from, including a look back at some of the most memorable films every person should know. As part of the Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Drive In events, people were able to attend free screenings of several movies with pre-festival activities to participate […]

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16th Jun2013

2013 Tribeca Film Festival: MoMA PS1

by Catherina Gioino

Ever since its creation in 2003 as a response to the World Trade Center attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has gone on to bring entertainment and events to the public, and it has collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Public Space 1 (PS1) to do just that. The Tribeca Film Festival was made […]

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26th May2013

Tribeca 2013 – Festival Report

by Catherina Gioino

The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival took place between April 17th and April 28th all across New York City theaters. Created in response to the 9/11 Attacks by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, the festival has gone on to garner worldwide fame as one of the most celebrated festivals in the […]

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10th May2013

2013 Soho Film Festival – The Awards

by Catherina Gioino

The last installment of the Soho Film Festival follows the winners of the special awards given out for their excellence in storytelling. The fourth year of the festival ran smoothly with a unique array of visual quality that was mastered in the art of storytelling, with films coming from all over the world. Of the […]

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10th May2013

Soho Film Fest Review: ‘West End’

by Catherina Gioino

The Soho Film Festival ran its course for the fourth time on April 5-12 in the Landmark Sunshine Cinema Theater, in Soho, New York. The festival featured over 70 films and shorts and brought together not only new and aspiring filmmakers, actors, writer and all, but also brought already established filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts to […]

30th Apr2013

Soho International Film Festival – Shorts Round Up

by Catherina Gioino

Year after year, festivals have come to show the love of film making people have, bringing together not only filmmakers to showcase their talent, but also moviegoers to enjoy these works of art. The Soho International Film Festival does just that. The Soho International Film Festival took place from April 5th to April 12th, featuring […]

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26th Apr2013

Panel Discussion – X-Men: Legacy

by Mark Allen

Hey folks – Mark again. Last week saw a fluke of scheduling for my pull list which meant I only got one comic from the store, that being X-Men: Legacy #9 from writer Si Spurrier and artist Tan Eng Huat. This series has been one of the best surprises from Marvel’s recent relaunch, so I thought it’d be […]

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18th Apr2013

‘Iron Man 3′ – Press Conference Report

by Phil Wheat

The team behind Marvel’s latest superhero offering were in London promoting the third instalment of the Iron Man films. In attendance were cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, accompanied by writer Drew Pearce, and co-writer and director Shane Black. The tone of the film is incredible. How […]

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15th Apr2013

SOHO Film Festival 2013 Report

by Catherina Gioino

The 2013 SOHO Film Fest took place between April 5th to April 12th at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in Soho, New York.  The fourth year in existence, the Soho Film Fest celebrates all types of filmmakers- from pros to amateurs and anything in between- to help promote the arts and the works of filmmakers everywhere. […]

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07th Apr2013

Panel Discussion with Jack Kirby – Issue #2

by Jack Kirby

I made a double stop to Orbital this week, picking up a number of new titles, a couple of reprint of popular comics from the last few months and dabbled with DC’s ‘WTF certified’ experiment. I bought two (two!) Marvel comics too, in an effort to branch out of my comfort zone a little. 3rd […]

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