Milton’s Secret Film Review

The film Milton's Secret is based on a children's book by Eckhart Tolle Milton’s Secret is a story about survival during the difficult middle school years, when bullying runs rampant and children begin to understand their own family’s dynamics. The protagonist Milton is portrayed by William Ainscough as a thoughtful, gentle suburban child [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Gleason Film Review

Former NFL player Steve Gleason set out to make a lasting impression for his son: to impart what fatherhood means and to teach his son about the priorities of life. So, he started a video blog where he directly spoke to his unborn son through the eye of the camera. Director Clay Tweel then crafted [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Captain Fantastic Film Review

Matt Ross, an actor known these days for his role as Gavin Belson in the TV show Silicon Valley, is also a surprisingly deft director and screenplay writer. In his second feature, he has created a populous, intelligent, and heartfelt film titled Captain Fantastic. While the film may be a conventional intergenerational family drama-comedy at [...]

By | July 16th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Illuminate Film Festival

Sedona is an inspiring host city for the third annual Illuminate Film Festival, focused on spiritual, transformational, and conscious cinema. The festival for film lovers and filmmakers includes screenings, parties, panel discussions, workshops, and more. Check out premieres, docs, shorts, and features such as Maya Angelou and Still I Rise; Tony Robbins: I Am Not [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Love Thy Nature film review

Love Thy Nature film demonstrates how we can connect with the power and beauty of the natural world. Love Thy Nature opens with a quote from Rumi, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth.” This documentary reminds you of just [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Sand Storm

Sundance Film Festival international feature Sand Storm is set in an Israeli Bedouin community. Media depictions of underrepresented communities don’t get much scarcer than films about native peoples, wherever they reside. The Israeli drama Sand Storm, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and focuses on the domestic crisis of a contemporary Bedouin family [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

When Two Worlds Collide

Sundance Film Festival’s When Two Worlds Collide won the World Cinema documentary special jury award for best debut feature. Conflicts over natural resources in the Amazon region have intensified in the past few decades, with indigenous peoples often facing encroachment of their ancestral lands from logging, mining, oil production and hydro dam construction. Sundance documentary [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

The Land of the Enlightened

The Land of the Enlightened won a World Cinema special jury award for best cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. The history of Afghanistan has been punctuated by a succession of invasions from the era of Genghis Khan right up until the present day. The occupation by American and coalition forces beginning in 2001 has [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent was the recipient of the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the recent Sundance Film Festival. As Colombia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language film Oscar, The Embrace of the Serpent surprised awards-watchers when it secured one of only five nominations for the award in January. Ciro Guerra’s third [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Bleeding Heart film review

Jessica Biel stars in Diane Bell's latest film Bleeding Heart. Written and directed by Diane Bell. It’s refreshing to have the practice of yoga featured prominently in the storyline of a film. Pitting the peacefulness of yoga against violence and greed, the film Bleeding Heart asks: How far will a good-hearted yogi go to defend [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Film|0 Comments