Like Toronto, NY and other film festivals, Sundance in the Plague Year was virtual. It reduced its scope and crammed 73 films into six days. Nothing unspooled, it all streamed digitally, with 28 satellite drive-in sites scattered around the country. Here in the East it was freezing, and we got the snow Park City didn’t.
Is Godzilla Vs. Kong enough to bring people back to theaters?
With the insanely popular and priced Hamilton, show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda built a Broadway bridge to the American Revolution for minority audiences to cross over and inhabit the story. His new film, In the Heights, after a year’s delay due to the pandemic, is both streaming on HBO Max and opened the Tribeca Film Festival that began June 9th, 2021.
Actress turned director Regina King’s One Night in Miami is a ‘what if’ fictional story about the night of Feb. 25, 1964 when 22-year-old Cassius Clay whups Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight championship of the world at the Convention Center in Miami.
The Father, with Anthony Hopkins, like us, is cooped up in his apartment and losing his sense of what’s what and who’s who.
Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth | New York Film Festival 2021
Barry Avrich's Oscar Peterson: Black and White | Toronto Film Festival 2021
By Harlan Jacobson
In four films Barry Jenkins has established himself as a high artist of the Black American experience.