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MACBETH Director: Justin Kurzel Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Justin Kurzel’s tragic vision is one of thrashing beauty, gleaming with tour-de-force performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. This adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is brought to the screen with tremendous style and grit....
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BEST DRESSED The best dressed at the 2016 SAG Awards in our opinion went to the lovely Rachel McAdams, wearing a gorgeous black beaded Elie Saab gown. McAdams joined the actors from SPOTLIGHT as they took took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, an award that is extremely...
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Imagine a world where only 1/3 of children attend school. And imagine that in that world, those that are lucky enough to be enrolled still hike up long rocky hills to arrive at class and learn in buildings that lack floors, electricity and bathrooms. The committee from First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich didn’t set out...
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What makes a great trailer? If you were to ask acclaimed director David Fincher, he would probably say quick cuts that keep you on the edge of your seat. But to me, nothing makes a trailer better than some amazing music. Within the last 10 years, trailers have moved away from the classic voice-over model...
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Kodak showcases prototype Super 8 film camera at CES 2016 Aimed at a new generation of filmmakers, the Super 8 is making its return. Kodak is rallying behind the re-development of the Super 8 film camera. Making a prototype debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Kodak has started their initial step...
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One of the things I enjoy most when I work with film festivals is sitting on a Jury. I’ve even had the great privilege of putting together juries for several different festivals. A film jury serves two important purposes. Firstly, they take the final decisions of ‘who wins’ at a festival out of the hands...
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“Power is the ultimate currency,” reads the poster for the new series “Billions”. The Greenwich International Film Festival was honored to host the CT premiere of this new TV series from Showtime. The show stars Damian Lewis as hedge fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, CEO of Axe Capital, and Paul Giamatti as US Attorney Chuck...
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Another exciting Golden Globes has come to an end and the GIFF Team was wowed by the first major red carpet event of 2016. The Revenant triumphed with three wins including Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Director for a Motion Picture. Congratulations to all of the winners including Rooney Mara, Matt Damon, Kate Winslett,...
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2015 marks the Greenwich International Film Festival’s inaugural year. As it comes to a close, we reflect on some of the films that stood out. AMY This documentary shapes an intimate portrait of musician Amy Winehouse’s life, career, and ultimate downfall, through unseen archival footage, unheard tracks, and interviews. Highlighting the recording of her second and final...
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We are coming up on New Year’s Eve, which for me always means looking back on the creative projects that I’ve accomplished over the course of the year, and planning what I want to do next year. I started new goal last year, I want to try to complete a new short film every year...
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