Film & Tv

Written by: Julia Siegel An enlightening documentary, a hilarious conversation, and two great characters made an afternoon at the Wellmont Theater a must-be place during the final weekend of the Montclair Film Festival. The excited, sold-out crowd broke into a thunderous round of applause when the still extremely popular Bill Nye walked into the theater. He brought his new documentary, Bill Nye: Science Guy, to screen and took part in a conversation with Stephen Colbert following the film. As a...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Written by: Julia Siegel Quadruple threat director, actor, screenwriter, and song writer Zoe Lister-Jones closed out the Montclair Film Festival with her hilarious new film, Band Aid. The film was a great choice to close out the festival, as it balances comedy, drama, and music perfectly. Lister-Jones, who also produced the film, participated in a post-screening Q&A film festival executive director Tom Hall. The film brings together her passions of music and filmmaking, much like what Patti Cake$ director Geremy...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Written by: Julia Siegel New Jersey has some weird folklore, but no story may be crazier than the events that occurred from Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938. The radio industry was forever impacted by the chaos that ensued when Welles announced that Martians were invading New Jersey. Brave New Jersey gives a comedic take on the true events that occurred in a small New Jersey town on that night and discusses the...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017

One of the staples of the Montclair Film Festival is the In Conversation Series, which teams up late night comedian and festival Advisory Board member Stephen Colbert with celebrities to discuss their lives in the entertainment industry. This year, Colbert sat down with actor/writer/director John Turturro and discussed everything from Turturro’s life growing up in Queens, New York to working with famous directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay. No matter what the topic was, Turturro managed to...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017

Photo and Story by: Julia Siegel Film festivals typically show thought-provoking films, so it was no surprise that director Oren Moverman’s latest feature, The Dinner, made the lineup. Based on the Dutch book by Herman Koch, The Dinner uses a choppy, non-linear narrative to show how far four neurotic parents would go to protect their teenage children after they commit a horrific crime. The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks to formative times in the characters’ lives to show...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017

The Fate of the Furious is the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, out of Universal Studios. When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime, and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them like never before. The Fate of the Furious is the first big studio production to film in the country of Cuba since President Obama, began easing back into relations with Cuba for the first...

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Sunday, 09 April 2017

Marty Keating takes a closer look at the new movie “Boss Baby” with the...

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Friday, 07 April 2017

Saban’s Power Rangers is morphing back into theaters March 24th for the first time since 1995. High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vengeance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Elizabeth Banks, and Bryan...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Francesca LaBianco talks with Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block about her life as a broadway actress and her upcoming...

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winner and documentary icon. Her film Miss Sharon Jones! is closing the Montclair Film Festival this Saturday at the Wellmont...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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Tuesday, 03 May 2016

LIFE, ANIMATED based off the book titled, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, kicked off the Montclair Film Festival on April 29th. The documentary follows Owen Suskind, a young adult living with autism, and his journey on communicating with others using lines from Disney films after he lost the ability to communicate at the age of three. Hours before opening night, director, Roger Ross Williams, told WMSC that Life Animated is a very different film compared to...

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Sunday, 01 May 2016