16th Feb2017

New UK trailer for Schwarzenegger’s ‘Aftermath’

by Phil Wheat

Aftermath is a nail-biting revenge film based on the real life incident where a man hunts down the air traffic controller he holds responsible for a plane crash that killed his wife and children. Schwarzenegger, as he showed in Sabotage and the recent zombie film Maggie, has matured into an interesting dramatic actor; here, he […]

08th Feb2017

Trailer released for Schwarzenegger’s ‘Aftermath’

by Catherina Gioino

Here’s a question: is this the new wave of films we’re expecting? Have we lost all sense of creativity that now we have to look towards terrible events as a means to create a film with emotional appeal? Be it Patriots Day or Bastille Day from last year alone, to countless other films released in the past decade– it’s […]

24th Nov2015

Interview: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly & Anthony Mackie talk ‘Shelter’

by Catherina Gioino

In Paul Bettany’s screenwriting and directorial debut, Shelter follows the lives of two homeless people who find love in each other despite all of the obstacles that stand in their way. Starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, the film depicts the lives of the drug addict Hannah (Connelly) living on the streets and running into Tahir (Mackie), […]

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02nd Apr2014

‘Noah’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis, Kevin Durand | Written by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel | Directed by Darren Aronofsky Biblical epics were once a staple of the old school Hollywood. Movies like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments  were the big budget blockbusters of their day. […]

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05th Apr2013

First Time Fest – Closing Night Ceremony Report

by Catherina Gioino

The final installment of the First Time Fest… The First Time Fest’s closing night was held on March 4th. Hosted by Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), the Players Club lit up with flashes of cameras and smiles of the first time filmmakers anxiously awaiting whose film will win the grand prize- the chance […]

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19th Mar2013

First Time Fest: ‘Jack Goes Boating’ Interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman & Amy Ryan

by Catherina Gioino

At the First Time Fest, there was a “First Exposure” series in which well known and accomplished directors would get their first directed films shown and have the chance to speak about the process. Some of these well known actors include Wes Anderson, Barbara Kopple, John Huston, Darren Aronofsky, Nancy Savoca, Michael Van Peebles, Hal […]

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16th Mar2013

First Time Fest – Supporting New Filmmakers and Honouring Esteemed Directors

by Catherina Gioino

The First Time Fest was created by Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward as a way to showcase new upcoming filmmakers and their works, and to get them a head start in their industry. The festival occurred on March 1st to 4th at The Players Club in New York, which was a club started by some well-known writers […]

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09th Mar2013

An introduction to… First Time Fest 2012

by Catherina Gioino

March 1st to 4th marked the first ever First Time Fest at The Player’s Club in New York City. The festival is a celebration of the films from first time filmmakers, which also features a competition in which 12 aspiring filmmakers get to debut their first film. These 12 filmmakers have competed for their chance to receive […]

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