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AFI FEST 2017: ‘Call me By Your Name,’ ‘Hostiles’ & Errol Morris Honored

By Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Permalink 13

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced three Centerpiece Galas and Tributes happening as a part of AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. Films presented in this year’s Centerpiece Galas are: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (directed by Luca Guadagnino) on Friday, November 10 THE DISASTER ARTIST (Directed by James Franco) on Sunday, November 12 HOSTILES ...

Our Film Pick: ‘Soy Nero’ is Timely, Important and Carefully Crafted – Review

By Thursday, September 28, 2017 Permalink 5

This weekend the attention we must give to the arrival of a DACA based film Soy Nero is a no-brainer.  This independently produced war-drama, and the English language debut of internationally acclaimed director Rafi Pitts, takes a deep, concentrated look into the twists and the aftermath of the DACA program, an the hell of war, ...

American Assassin: a Generic Overkill Saved by Dylan O’Brien and Shiva Negar

By Saturday, September 23, 2017 Permalink 2

Based on the novel by bestselling author, Vince Flynn American Assassin follows the dangerous mission of a civilian turned CIA killer. Under the supervision and hardcore training of a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (actor, Michael Keaton), a young CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is put on an assignment to chase leads ...

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 ...

Mohsen Namjoo and Lars Ulrich of Metallica Star in Radio Dreams – Indie Film Trailer

By Monday, May 15, 2017 Permalink 0

Radio Dreams (starring Mohsen Namjoo) exhibits the bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in their new country, the United Sates, blending dashes of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission. Watch the trailer for the film below. Radio Dreams dives into the strange and very real world of PARS-FM – a Persian radio station (broadcasting in Farsi) and ...

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