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  • Watch: Stop-Motion Animated, Film Noir Homage Short ‘Blind Mice’

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    Watch: Stop-Motion Animated, Film Noir Homage Short ‘Blind Mice’

    “Gotta get behind a guy before you stab ’em in the back.” Who needs some extra Green Goods? Check out this excellent stop-motion animated short film Blind Mice, written and directed by filmmaker Nicholas D’Agostino of the upstart indie studio Pox Films Inc. This is unlike any other stop-motion film you’ve seen before, with some…

  • Ebertfest 2019: A Photo Journal

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    Ebertfest 2019: A Photo Journal

    Roger’s presence was alive and well in the Virginia Theatre at our 21st Ebertfest! Festival Director Nate Kohn and I presented the Roger Ebert’s Film Festival in collaboration with Roger’s alma mater, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We were assisted by Festival Coordinator, Andrew Michael Hall (“Andy”). The following photo diary offers snapshots…

  • Ebertfest 2019: Table of Contents

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    Ebertfest 2019: Table of Contents

    With the conclusion of the 21st Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest), we’ve gathered all of our coverage on this past week’s panels, guests and film presentations. Included is the work of Chaz Ebert, Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Peter Sobczynski and our three Ebert Fellows, Curtis Cook, Pari Apostolakos and Eunice Alpasan, along with two articles published elsewhere.…

  • Official Trailer for Inspirational ‘Knock Down the House’ Doc on Netflix

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    Official Trailer for Inspirational ‘Knock Down the House’ Doc on Netflix

    “I’m running because everyday Americans deserve to be represented by everyday Americans.” Netflix has unveiled a trailer the indie documentary Knock Down the House, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it won the top Audience Award: Documentary prize. This rousing, inspiring, spirited documentary is about four different women running against…

  • Ryan Reynolds Reveals an Adorable ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Trailer

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    Ryan Reynolds Reveals an Adorable ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Trailer

    “What a Wonderful Pikachu…” Oh my goodness, is a Pokemon movie making us all cry? Yes, yes it is. Ryan Reynolds debuted this adorable new trailer for live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie, which is opening in theaters in a few more weeks. From director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens, Gulliver’s Travels, Goosebumps), the movie is…

  • Second Trailer for ‘The Hustle’ Starring Rebel Wilson & Anne Hathaway

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    Second Trailer for ‘The Hustle’ Starring Rebel Wilson & Anne Hathaway

    “We’re not nice women. We’re con artists!” The Revenge is on! MGM has debuted the second official trailer for summer comedy The Hustle, playing off of The Avengers and the hype for that big blockbuster movie opening this week. The Hustle is a gender-swapped remake of comedy classic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from 1988. In this…

  • Nelly Kaplan Retrospective at NYC’s Quad Cinema Celebrates Ferocious Filmmaker

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    Nelly Kaplan Retrospective at NYC’s Quad Cinema Celebrates Ferocious Filmmaker

    Just days after I moved to New York, the Quad Cinema screened a double feature of Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky’s “Half Cocked” and “Radiation,” two melancholic portraits of mid-to-late-’90s indie rock life that recalled films like “The Last Picture Show” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” I had never heard of Hawley and Galinsky or their…

  • Trailer for Time Travel Film ‘See You Yesterday’ Produced by Spike Lee

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    Trailer for Time Travel Film ‘See You Yesterday’ Produced by Spike Lee

    “It’s about controlling something we obviously have no control over…!” Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for an indie time travel comedy titled See You Yesterday, produced by Spike Lee, and directed by Stefon Bristol making his feature directorial debut. This will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, then launch worldwide on Netflix in…

  • Atlanta Housewife Nene Pays Cameraman $200K For Knocking Out Tooth!!

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    Atlanta Housewife Nene Pays Cameraman $200K For Knocking Out Tooth!!

    Nene Leakes was forced to pay the Bravo cameraman that she assaulted in her closet – $200,000, MTO News has learned. Nene was suspended for one episode from the Atlanta Housewives – and had to forfeit her $200K an episode salary to her victim. Nene currently makes $5M per season on Bravo’s highest rated show.…

  • Man Goes Viral After Beating Pregnant Girlfriend On LIVE!! (Graphic)

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    Man Goes Viral After Beating Pregnant Girlfriend On LIVE!! (Graphic)

    A video showing a Baltimore man brutally beating his pregnant girlfriend that streamed on Facebook Live – has now gone viral. The video starts out showing a man and his pregnant girlfriend arguing on a crowded Baltimore street. No one helped the woman, who was being beaten. A passerby heard the couple a

  • Teaser for French Animation ‘I Lost My Body’ Following a Severed Hand

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    Teaser for French Animation ‘I Lost My Body’ Following a Severed Hand

    “Once you’ve cheated fate, what’s next?” What?! Now this is cool. The Critics’ Week sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival announced their line-up today, and included in the selection is a French animated film titled J’ai perdu mon corps. The title translates to I Lost My Body, though IMDb uses an English title listed as…

  • Beyonce’s ‘Pretty’ Cousins Are Now Even THICKER!!!

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    Beyonce’s ‘Pretty’ Cousins Are Now Even THICKER!!!

    Three years ago, Beyonce was photo’d at a funeral with her cousins Kristin and Kelsi. Almost immediately, the picture went viral and Kelsi and Kristin became internet famous. Since then Beyonce’s cousins have gone through a few changes. They while both are still beautiful – Kelsi added some thickness to her frame. Also both ladies

  • Atlanta Housewife Shamari Loses Her Peach . . Marlo Confirms!!

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    Atlanta Housewife Shamari Loses Her Peach . . Marlo Confirms!!

    Producers at Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta have demoted Shamari Devoe – she lost her peach, and will be a ‘friend” to the show next season. And yesterday, fellow castmate Marlo Hampton confirmed the news. MTO News first broke the story that producers were considering demoting Shamari – from full time “housewife” to a part…

  • Rapper Future Welcomes 10th Child From 8th Baby Mama!!

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    Rapper Future Welcomes 10th Child From 8th Baby Mama!!

    Rapper Future is a father again, for the 10th time. Future and his 8th baby’s mother Eliza Reign welcomed their child into the world yesterday. Eliza announced that she gave birth yesterday – on Easter Sunday – and that the baby is doing well. She did not give further details – on the baby’s name…

  • Atlanta Housewife Nene Pays Cameraman $200K For ‘Assault’

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    Atlanta Housewife Nene Pays Cameraman $200K For ‘Assault’

    Nene Leakes was forced to pay the Bravo cameraman that she assaulted in her closet – $200,000, MTO News has learned. Nene was suspended for one episode from the Atlanta Housewives – and had to forfeit her $200K an episode salary to her victim. Nene currently makes $5M per season on Bravo’s highest rated show.…

  • Amber Rose BLASTS Blac Chyna – Calls Her ‘Toxic’!!

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    Amber Rose BLASTS Blac Chyna – Calls Her ‘Toxic’!!

    Earlier this month Amber Rose announced she and her new fiancé, music exec Alexander Edwards, are expecting a child together. It is Amber’s second child – her first is a son by ex-husband Wiz Khalifah. Unfortunately, not everyone in Amber’s life is happy for her. In fact, many of her clout-chasing friends are ignoring her.…

  • Rapper GUNNA Goes Viral For Carrying A Chanel Purse!!

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    Rapper GUNNA Goes Viral For Carrying A Chanel Purse!!

    New age rappers continue to push the boundaries of male fashion. This weekend, the rapper Gunna was photo’d carrying a $10,000 Chanel purse. The internet quickly reacted to the male rapper carrying what appeared to be a female bag. And Gunna didn’t hide from the controversy. The rapper clapped back again

  • Lauren London Posts Message To Nipsey Hussle: “Missing You”

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    Lauren London Posts Message To Nipsey Hussle: “Missing You”

    Sunday was Easter Sunday and Lauren London took to Instagram to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Lauren posted a black and white screenshot of an interview the couple did on the red carpet with EXTRA. In the image, the pair can be seen looking into each other’s eyes, smiling. The post is simply captioned, “Missing…

  • Jussie Smollett’s Brother Pens Op-Ed About Alleged Hate Crime Hoax

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    Jussie Smollett’s Brother Pens Op-Ed About Alleged Hate Crime Hoax

    Jussie Smollett’s brother has penned an op-ed defending his sibling, in an obvious bid to help change the current public perception of the ‘Empire’ star. Jojo Smollett is the eldest of the Smollett siblings and wrote the piece for BET: “It has not been 90 days since my younger brother, Jussie Smollett, was assaulted on…

  • DJ Quik Says FOX News Host Laura Ingraham Should “Eat Crow”

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    DJ Quik Says FOX News Host Laura Ingraham Should “Eat Crow”

    Hip-Hop has been fiercely defending the legacy of Nipsey Hussle and DJ Quik is the latest celebrity to tear into Fox News host, Laura Ingraham. “Don’t you think she deserved all that backlash?” he asks a TMZ reporter. “First of all, privileged doesn’t negate the fact that you’re an ignorant woman. Ignorance is all colors.…

  • Kim Kardashian Weighs In On College Cheating Scandal

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    Kim Kardashian Weighs In On College Cheating Scandal

    Kim Kardashian has given her opinion on the recent college cheating scandal. During an appearance on the Van Jones Show, Kim, who’s studying to become a lawyer, says that she would have gone the same route as shamed actresses, Felicity Huffman, and Lori Loughlin. “If they couldn’t get into a school, I would neve

  • Kelly Price Joins Panel Of Judges On BET’S ‘Sunday Best’

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    Kelly Price Joins Panel Of Judges On BET’S ‘Sunday Best’

    Kelly Price has been named as one of the upcoming judges of BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ show which is scheduled to return to our TV screens in June.  After a four-year hiatus, America’s most inspirational singing competition will air on Sunday nights. The show is hosted by gospel superstar Kirk. Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell as…

  • DMX Joins Cast Of Upcoming Movie ‘Chronicle Of A Serial Killer’

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    DMX Joins Cast Of Upcoming Movie ‘Chronicle Of A Serial Killer’

    Rapper DMX joined the cast of the upcoming movie,’Chronicle Of A Serial Killer.’ The movie tells the story of Henry Brolin, who targets women he believes will turn out to be like his mother in the future. The lead role will be played by Brendan Sexton. Actress Tara Reid will also s

  • Chris Brown To Tour With Nicki Minaj This Fall

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    Chris Brown To Tour With Nicki Minaj This Fall

    Nicki Minaj’s European leg of her world tour did not go down as smoothly as she would have liked, so perhaps that’s why she has linked up with R&B superstar Chris Brown for a tour which kicks off in the fall. Last week the pair released a collaborative single with G-Eazy called “Wobble Up.

  • Kodak Black Dyes Hair Yellow; Twitter Says He Looks Like Lisa Simpson

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    Kodak Black Dyes Hair Yellow; Twitter Says He Looks Like Lisa Simpson

    Kodak Black dyed his hair yellow and Lisa Simpson trended on Twitter yesterday afternoon as many said that his hair looks like Lisa Simpson. Kodak has stayed making headlines for the past few weeks following his harassment of Young M.A., his inappropriate comments about Nipsey Hussle’s grieving partner, Lauren London and his beef with several…

  • ‘RHOBH’ Stars “Open” To Forgiving Lisa Vanderpump – IF She Apologizes

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    ‘RHOBH’ Stars “Open” To Forgiving Lisa Vanderpump – IF She Apologizes

    Cast members of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ are reportedly open to forgiving Lisa Vanderpump, but only if she apologizes to them. LVP has been accused of trying to manipulate Teddi Mellencamp behind the scenes as well as selling a #puppygate story to Radar Online – something which she vehemently denies. “The ladies of RHOBH

  • ‘RHONJ’ Star Joe Giudice Reportedly Drowning Teresa In Phonecalls & Texts

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    ‘RHONJ’ Star Joe Giudice Reportedly Drowning Teresa In Phonecalls & Texts

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Joe Giudice is reportedly calling his wife (possibly soon-to-be-ex) every day – and a lot!  According to fellow castmate Jennifer Aydin, Joe is extremely bored and is constantly reaching out to Teresa. “He calls her. They can, they text each other, and she can text him and he cal

  • Ja Rule Slams 50 Cent In New Instagram Post: “Definition Of A SUCKER!”

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    Ja Rule Slams 50 Cent In New Instagram Post: “Definition Of A SUCKER!”

    Ja Rule and 50 Cent’s beef has lasted for well over a decade, but in a recent post, Ja vowed not to entertain 50’s shenanigans anymore. He shared a clip of Minister Louis Farrakhan delivering a speech in which he declares that there “ain’t no unity party with punks.” Alongside it was a lengthy caption…

  • Tamar Braxton Unveils New ‘Cat Lady’ Face After ‘Facelift’!!!

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    Tamar Braxton Unveils New ‘Cat Lady’ Face After ‘Facelift’!!!

    Tamar Braxton looks much much different, after her most recent surgical procedure. The youngest Braxton sister unveiled her new face yesterday – and the images of Tamar are going viral. Fans on social media are being extremely critical of Tamar’s look. Her new face appears swollen, and many are saying that her face looks “cat-like.”…

  • Atlanta Housewife Porsha Unveils SNAPBACK Body!! (Baby Bump Gone)

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    Atlanta Housewife Porsha Unveils SNAPBACK Body!! (Baby Bump Gone)

    Porsha Williams from the Real Housewives of Atlanta gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Pilar, just last month. And already Porsha’s body has snapped back. The Atlanta Housewife has been exercising regularly and breastfeeding. Unlike most celebrities, she did not undergo any plastic surgery to regain her pre-pregnancy shape. And while Porsha’s…

  • Kenya Moore RETURNS To Atlanta Housewives!! (Details)

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    Kenya Moore RETURNS To Atlanta Housewives!! (Details)

    Kenya Moore will be returning to the Real Housewives of Atlanta next season – it’s official. Bravo has chosen to ask Kenya to return to the network’s top rated show, and Kenya has agreed, according to a top executive at Bravo. Kenya’s team and Bravo have come to an agreement on the terms. The executive…

  • Woman Bragged On IG Her BF Was A THUG – Then He Killed Her!!

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    Woman Bragged On IG Her BF Was A THUG – Then He Killed Her!!

    A NYC woman was killed by her “thug” boyfriend, just days after the woman bragged on social media that her man was a killer. Jerry Brown, 34, calls himself “Grim Creepa.” His girlfriend, Savannah Rivera, 20, the pregnant mom of a three-year-old son, called him “Mr. 187” — street slang for murderer. Jerry was a street…

  • Director John Singleton Suffers A MASSIVE Stroke!!

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    Director John Singleton Suffers A MASSIVE Stroke!!

    Famed director John Singleton suffered a massive stroke on Wednesdays and he’s in the hospital recovering. John’s people sent out his statement yesterday, after news broke of the director’s health issues: “On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the statement read. “John is currently in the…

  • Congresswoman: Eric Holder Was Paid By LAPD To Kill Nipsey!!

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    Congresswoman: Eric Holder Was Paid By LAPD To Kill Nipsey!!

    Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is making startling claims, about the possibility that rapper/activist Nipsey Hussle’s killing – may have been ordered bu the FBI. Congresswoman McKinneyy shared a conspiracy theory with the followers – that suggested Nipsey Hussle’s killer was paid by the LAPD to carry out the murder. She also pointed to the secret…

  • Queen Sends Meghan & Harry To Live In Africa For 3 Years!!

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    Queen Sends Meghan & Harry To Live In Africa For 3 Years!!

    The British Queen is reportedly shipping Prince Harry and Princess Meghan to Africa for the next 3 years – to get them out o the limelight. According to the British press, the couple ‘are being lined up for a move to Africa’: The mags claim that the Queen is ‘planning to hand Royal couple a…

  • Kourtney Kardashian’s Black BF . . . Disses Beyonce!!

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    Kourtney Kardashian’s Black BF . . . Disses Beyonce!!

    Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend – model Luka Sabbat – is coming under fire for making disparaging comments about Beyonce and her fan base. Kourtney and Luka have been dating off-and-on for the past year. Kourtney is 40 and Luka is just 21 years old. And while Kourtney has been getting young ‘D’ from Luka, the dreaded…

  • French Montana Caught FEELING UP Kendall Jenner!!

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    French Montana Caught FEELING UP Kendall Jenner!!

    French Montana is going viral this morning – for allegedly “feeling up” on Kendall Jenner’s leg,. The two looked a little too comfortable, as they sat together on the couch at sister Kourtney’s 40th birthday party on Thursday night. French Montana, a rapper originally from New York, used to date Kendall’s older sister Khloe. The…

  • Snoop Dogg’s Wife Publicly Forgives Him For Years Of Cheating!!

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    Snoop Dogg’s Wife Publicly Forgives Him For Years Of Cheating!!

    Snoop Dogg’s wife Shante Broadus is forgiving her husband publicly, for years of infidelity and other transgressions.  Shante took to Instagram yesterday to publicly forgive her husband. She posted a meme which stated, “a long lasting relationship comes with a lot of forgiveness and understanding.” Snoop has been accused of cheating on Shante countless times.…

  • Atlanta Housewife Porsha Fighting w/ Fiancé So He Pays Some RENT!!

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    Atlanta Housewife Porsha Fighting w/ Fiancé So He Pays Some RENT!!

    Atlanta Housewife Porsha and her fiancé/babys father Dennis have been fighting – Porsha wants him to pay rent while he stays in her home. And Dennis believes that it’s unfair. Dennis and Porsha moved in together last fall. Dennis decided to sell his Atlanta condo, and move into Porsha’s home. And up until a few…

  • Beyonce’s New ‘Homecoming’ Album Is Flopping!!!

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    Beyonce’s New ‘Homecoming’ Album Is Flopping!!!

    Beyonce’s new “surprise” Homecoming album isn’t doing as well as many hoped – in fact, some are calling Bey’s new release a “flop.” The website HitsDailyDouble is reporting that Beyonce’s album will be the 7th most popular album this week. It ranks behind BTS, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Nipsey Hussle, Anderson Paak, and Ariana Grande. And…

  • Whitney Houston’s Alleged Lesbian Lover – Writes Tell-All!!

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    Whitney Houston’s Alleged Lesbian Lover – Writes Tell-All!!

    Legendary singer Whitney Houston was rumored to have entered into a romantic relationship with a woman named Robyn, during her lifetime. Well now Robyn, Whitney’s best friend and former assistant (and possibly more) is writing a tell all book. The book – which is available for pre-order on Google Books and is set to hit…

  • Tinashe’s iPhone Falls Out Her Pocket At Samsung Event

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    Tinashe’s iPhone Falls Out Her Pocket At Samsung Event

    R&B singer Tinashe’s career just hit another struggle point. Last night the singer was performing at an event sponsored by Samsung. And her iPhone fell out of her pocket mid-performance. It’s not clear why Tinashe would bring an iPhone to a Samsung event. It’s also not clear why the struggling singer would attempt to do…

  • DNA Company in Jamaica: 70% Of Tests Prove Child Not By “Father”

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    DNA Company in Jamaica: 70% Of Tests Prove Child Not By “Father”

    A company that offers DNA testing in the Caribbean island of Jamaica just dropped a bombshell report. According to the company, Polygenics Consulting, which has been operating in Jamaica since 2015, in 70 percent of their tests – the men who were named as ‘fathers’ were not biologically related to the children.  Polygenics Consulting spoke with…

  • Nipsey Hussle Killer’s Girlfriend Now Facing Possible Charges!!

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    Nipsey Hussle Killer’s Girlfriend Now Facing Possible Charges!!

    Rapper/activist Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon clothing store two weeks ago in Los Angeles. The man accused of killing Nipsey, a gang member named Eric Holder, is believed to have shot the rapper and then escaped in a car driven by his girlfriend. Police interviewed the girlfriend – and determined that she…

  • Watch: Short Doc ‘Cinematographer’ About Female Cinematographers

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    Watch: Short Doc ‘Cinematographer’ About Female Cinematographers

    “You make the image.” A must watch documentary about the filmmaking community and how wonderful it can be. Cinematographer is a short documentary made by Demi Waldron, a working DP who made this extraordinary film to highlight a few great women already working as cinematographers. In this short, six women share the challenges and the…

  • Watch: Short Doc ‘Cinematographer’ About Female Cinematographers

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    Watch: Short Doc ‘Cinematographer’ About Female Cinematographers

    “You make the image.” A must watch documentary about the filmmaking community and how wonderful it can be. Cinematographer is a short documentary made by Demi Waldron, a working DP who made this extraordinary film to highlight a few great women already working as cinematographers. In this short, six women share the challenges and the…

  • A Look Back at 70s Fashion History in Trailer for ‘Halston’ Documentary

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    A Look Back at 70s Fashion History in Trailer for ‘Halston’ Documentary

    “He kept saying: ‘I want to dress everybody in America.'” The Orchard has released an official trailer for a fascinating indie documentary titled Halston, from director Frédéric Tcheng (of Dior and I previously). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is hitting theaters in late May. The film tells the story…

  • A Look Back at 70s Fashion History in Trailer for ‘Halston’ Documentary

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    A Look Back at 70s Fashion History in Trailer for ‘Halston’ Documentary

    “He kept saying: ‘I want to dress everybody in America.'” The Orchard has released an official trailer for a fascinating indie documentary titled Halston, from director Frédéric Tcheng (of Dior and I previously). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is hitting theaters in late May. The film tells the story…