(Editorial, Andy Marken, San Jose, California, May 19, 2021) “To kill a monster, you need a monster.” – Artemis, “Monster Hunter,” Constantin Films, 2020 Have you ever been suddenly awakened from a really, really bad dream? Yeah, that’s about what the Oscars and all the award events felt like this year There were a lot
(Special to US Times via Berlinale Press Office, 2021-05-11) Berlinale: Summer Special to Take Place as an Outdoor Event Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021. The 71st Berlinale kicked off with the Industry Event in March and will be followed by an
(Editorial by Cirina Catania, Senior Editor, US Times. 2021-04-23, California, USA) One of my favorite movies of the 2021 Awards Season is, “Sound of Metal,” nominated for SIX ACADEMY AWARDS! Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Sound. This team went above and beyond the norm and
(Special to the USTimes, by the Berlin Film Festival Office, 2021-03-12) “The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival“ Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press – the Industry
(Review from the Berlinale 2021, 2021-03-03, by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor) With respect to the insightful and important curation of the Berlinale’s Competition Films, I watched this one from start to finish. Here’s my review: My parents taught me that, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” ###
(Berlin, Germany, 2021-02-28, film review by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor, US Times.) If the film, “Memory Box,” is any indication of what is to become available for viewing during the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, it will be a banner year. Unexpected, insightful, tough, triste, joyful and full of love, this film is a must-see.
(Berlin, Germany, February 15, 2021) Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival, and Artistic Director, Carlo Chatrian, welcome us to another year at the Berlinale (the 71st), explain the new virtual format for the Fest and present the films that have been selected for this year’s Competition and Berlinale Special sections. The
(Berlin, Germany, February 15, 2021, by Cirina Catania) Drawing on his knowledge of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza strip, Mograbi has created a documentary feature offering what he calls, a “Manual for Military Occupation.” The film will have its world premiere in the Forum Section at the
(Review for USTimes.biz by Cirina Catania, Dec 13, 2020) Our family loves the Keys and Kingdoms adventure game…and here’s why. Let’s assume you have a musical child (or one that would like to be). But you can’t get them to stay with their piano lessons? (In fact, 80% of students eventually drop their lessons.) Let’s
(Texas, USA, 2010-12-04 ) Rolling Stone ran a story today that released Black Pistol Fire’s Kevin McKeown performing a live version of their hit, “Temper Temper.” And we liked it 🙂 So we are sharing it with you! Here’s a link to the video and their story. Let us know what you think!