Category Archives: Blog

Home

Maine filmmaker hopes to leave audiences ‘Tickled’ with latest horror flick

Corey Norman, a Portland filmmaker who found success earlier this year with his first feature “The Hanover House,” is returning to the director’s chair for a short titled “Tickle.” The film, which just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, will … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glenn Close receives Maine Film Fest’s Mid-Life Achievement Award

For renowned actress Glenn Close, who was honored for her contributions to independent cinema at the Waterville Opera House on Sunday with the Maine International Film Festival’s Mid-Life Achievement Award, bringing “Albert Nobbs” to the screen was a labor of love. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pittsfield-native filmmaker reaches funding goal for sci-fi short ‘Frontier’

Last we checked in with Stephen Parkhurst, the Pittsfield-native filmmaker currently living in Astoria, NY, he had just completed his first feature film “Roommate Wanted,” a low-budget oddball thriller hybrid filmed in Bangor. As “Roommate Wanted” found funding success through Kickstarter, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maine-raised filmmaker, NYU grad tackles new project

In recent years, television networks have begun to push the boundaries of the medium, not only in the quality and depth of stories and characters, but also in the gritty and provocative presentation found in shows such as HBO’s “True … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maine film ‘Hanover House’ gets what it wants (a world premiere) May 9-10

We’ve all heard the legend surrounding William Friedkin’s 1973 classic “The Exorcist,” where the production was surrounded by so many unusual deaths that many came to believe the film’s set was cursed. Same goes for “The Poltergeist” and “The Omen,” … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Movie Review: ‘Escape Plan’

In theaters “Escape Plan,” written by Miles Chapman (story and screenplay) and Jason Keller (screenplay), directed by Mikael Hafstrom, 115 minutes, rated R. It’s 2013, and somehow there’s a movie currently in theaters starring both Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Blu-ray/DVD Pick(s) of the Week: ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘The Conjuring’

This week on Blu-ray and DVD, we drop back into the lives of Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy), and I use the phrase “drop-in” because “Before Midnight,” the final film in Richard Linklater’s trilogy, is another fascinating intrusion … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Movie Review: ‘Carrie’ (2013)

In theaters “Carrie,” written by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Stephen King (novel), directed by Kimberly Peirce, 99 minutes, rated R. Now is the perfect time to revive Stephen King’s “Carrie,” the cautionary tale of the repercussions that … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Reviews | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

DVD/Blu-ray Pick of the Week: ‘The Stranger’

This week, Kino Lorber released a remastered edition of “The Stranger,” a tight political thriller from 1946, which also happens to be the third feature film directed by Orson Welles. Welles also stars in “The Stranger” as Charles Rankin, a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Grand in Ellsworth to hold third annual LGBT Film Festival

This weekend, the LGBT Film Festival celebrates its third year at The Grand in Ellsworth with a new theme to inspire hope, building on the previous years when the festival highlighted the “It Gets Better” movement and “Sharing the Stories.” … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Local Spotlight | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment