Mak Pictures Ramps Up With Exec Hires, Promotion

Mak Pictures, whose Car Masters: Rust to Riches was just picked up to series at Netflix, has hired Stephanie Eno as Svp Development and Aliza Rosen as Svp Development, Documentaries and Specials. The ...

Twitter Testing New 280 Character Limit To Encourage More People To Tweet

Twitter is testing a new feature that would drastically alter one of its founding principles. The company shared in a blog post yesterday that it is piloting a doubled 280-character limit to select ...

Film Review: Love, Truth & Dignity in Emotional ‘The Farewell Party’

Chicago – As the last cells in our carbon based forms decide to perish, how can our consciousness bear the stigma of that demise? This question is the theme of “The Farewell Party,” a Israeli/German ...

The Farewell Party – The Review

Just a couple of weeks ago, the film, I’LL See You In My Dreams, explored and celebrated love and late in life happiness for the Aarp demographic. And now, here’s the flip side. It, like the 2011 ...

The Farewell Party: Fun with Euthanasia

Is the media suddenly realizing that there are people who were born before 1945 who are still very much alive? And that there's a whole bunch of them? According to the 2010 census, if I read Wikipedia ...

Samuel Goldwyn Films Takes All North American Rights To Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s Comedy The Farewell Party

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all North American rights to co-writer/directors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s euthanasia comedy The Farewell Party, represented by sales agent Beta Cinema. The film ...

Samuel Goldwyn Films Will Host 'The Farewell Party'

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all North American rights to co-writer/directors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s euthanasia comedy "The Farewell Party," a Toronto 2014 premiere that went on to win ...

‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup

‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s ...

'McFarland, USA' will close out 30th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival

'McFarland, USA' will close out 30th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival A self-acknowledged "showcase for Academy Award frontrunners," the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is often overlooked for the actual films that earn it festival status. An amalgamation of ...

Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying

Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying Venice - When high schoolers Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) successfully fix up a couple of single teachers in Amy Heckerling's seminal teen hit "Clueless", the pampered girls coo ...

Footnote Movie Review 2

Footnote Movie Review 2 Title: Footnote Directed by: Joseph Cedar Cast: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi and Aliza Rosen Lately, I’ve been watching a considerable amount of self- consciously quirky cinema that for the most ...

‘Footnote’ a pitch-perfect dual character study

Footnote Written by Joseph Cedar Directed by Joseph Cedar Israel, 2011 A tale of two Shkolniks, Joseph Cedar’s perfectly paced and wryly observed dramatic comedy follows father and son professors ...

Film Review: ‘Footnote’ Deserves Prominence With Great Storytelling

Chicago – Answering the question, “Where are all the great film thrillers about Talumdic Studies?,” the awesome film “Footnote” considers that very subject, pitting the always complicated relationship ...

Cannes 2011: Footnote by Joseph Cedar

Time for a story of insane competition, the admiration and envy for a role model, bringing father and son to a final, bitter confrontation. That’s exactly a description of Footnote, Israeli drama ...