Korean Master Kim Jee-Woon Directs Apple’s Visionary Dr. Brain | TV/Streaming

Lee Sun-kyun, the patriarch of the wealthy family in “Parasite,” plays Dr. Sewon Koh, a visionary eccentric who is introduced as a child prodigy whose mother is killed in a horrible car accident. It turns out that Sewon can remember every detail of the accident, down to the look on the driver’s face. There’s something … Read more

Alloy Orchestra Changes to The Anvil Orchestra, a Name Coined by Roger Ebert | Chaz’s Journal

Comprised of Terry Donahue (Alloy Orchestra, Concussion Ensemble) and Roger Clark Miller (Alloy Orchestra, Mission of Burma, Trinary System), the group’s unique live musical performances to silent films are admired by adults and children both in the United States and abroad. As the new Anvil Orchestra, Roger and Terry say they will continue their “tradition of high caliber compositions and performances.” They say Percussionist Lawrence … Read more

Fandor to Launch New Look, Exclusive Premieres and Viewer Experience | Chaz’s Journal

New to Fandor’s offerings on Keyframe is the Fandor Festival Podcast, exploring the best of independent film festivals, hosted by former Fandor executive Chris Kelly and seasoned morning radio personality Hooman Khalili, and featuring producer Bryn Nguyen. Guests include filmmakers, film festival founders, and industry leaders with engaging insights on festival films, available on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Simplecast. “The last … Read more

Vampire’s Twist: A Look Back at Shadow of the Vampire

F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922) is regarded as one of the greatest silent horror films for many good reasons, and one of them is the striking appearance of its titular character. Although the film itself was the unauthorized film adaptation of the vampire novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Murnau and his leading … Read more

Dead & Beautiful movie review (2021)

The movie opens with a fancy gathering of billionaire offsprings in Taiwan. In a private lounge above the rest of the plebeian crowd, the five-person crew that calls themselves “the Circle” gathers for a bit of mischief and mayhem. “We’ve done everything,” says Anastasia (Anna Marchenko). The Circle has since taken up treating each other … Read more

Red Notice movie review & film summary (2021)

Thurber, the director of “Central Intelligence” and “Skyscraper” (two movies I enjoyed enough on their own terms, for the record), reunites with his muse, Dwayne Johnson, who plays the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley. The film opens with an awkwardly inserted info dump about three coveted eggs that were once the property of Cleopatra. Only two … Read more

Eternals movie review & film summary (2021)

There is also a plot, however, which will escape your mind as quickly as it entered. Briefly, the Eternals have scattered across the globe in the centuries since they arrived on Earth in a spaceship that resembles a behemoth, black marble Dorito. All along, they’ve been stealthily guiding humanity and fighting ravenous, sinewy monsters known … Read more

Short Films in Focus: Shots in the Dark with David Godlis | Features

Without getting too far into the weeds, what is the process like to take a photograph and convert it, or render it, into a three dimensional shot (or tableau)? David blessed us with his digital archive so from there, we put together a slideshow of his images that matched the stories he told. That was … Read more