Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain Raises the Stakes – TIFF Review

By Thursday, September 14, 2017 Permalink 0

Molly's Game premiered at Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) on September 9, 2017 at the Wintergarden Theatre. After years as one of Hollywood’s most prominent and polarizing screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin has finally taken his first foray into directing with Molly’s Game, a true story based on poker madam Molly Bloom’s rise and fall in the ...

The Atoning: Stylish, Falls Flat – Film Review

By Thursday, August 31, 2017 Permalink 0

"Any progress?" "Not really." And with that exchange between husband and wife 20 minutes into THE ATONING, we're off to a slow start for something to happen. Writer/Director Michael Williams clearly made this flick in the mode of THE SHINING.  A good looking film set in the most perfectly decorated isolated farmhouse this side of a Crate and ...

The Atoning: Horror Film Trailer Released

By Sunday, August 20, 2017 Permalink 0

This week came the trailer for The Atoning, a new indie horror film, released by Gravitas Ventures. The film stars: Virginia Newcomb (soon to be seen in Jumanji ), Michael LaCour (Texas Heart), and Cannon Bosarge (Bonnie & Clyde, TV series), and it is written, and directed by Michael Williams (OzLand). Don’t be fooled by its relatively unknown ...

Letters From Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq – Our Documentary Pick

By Thursday, June 8, 2017 Permalink 0

We have been blessed, here at Brave New Hollywood, lately, with a row of  documentary films, and the film we must bring to your attention is one that is loved by us and many critics online. Letters From Baghdad (distributed by Vitagraph Films) is an important, entertaining film we highly recommend. It is the untold story ...

Director John Sayles: Sierra Spirit Award Recipient | MLFF 2017

By Monday, June 5, 2017 Permalink 0

American independent film director, writer, actor and novelist, John Sayles, talks about receiving the Sierra Spirit Award at this year’s Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, in this video, shot in Mammoth Lakes, California. In this exclusive interview with Brave New Hollywood, the veteran director known for his independent films such as Lone Star (1996), Limbo (1999), City ...

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017: Preview of This Year’s Lineup

By Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Permalink 1

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 announced the line up for this year’s competition, including special events honoring iconic filmmakers John Sayles (Limbo) and Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke). The five-day festival screens independent features and shorts in the gorgeous eastern Sierra settings of Mammoth Lakes, from May 24 until May 28, 2017, Memorial Day weekend. Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 ...