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The 355 (**1/2)

Need a break from COVID mania and winter melancholia? A dose of pure escapism may help. For 122 minutes this often generic but surprisingly engaging espionage action/thriller may take your mind off your troubles. You’ll suspend belief for James Bond ...

Swan Song

“I love you Cameron Tanner. Always have. Always will.” Most husbands adore their wives’ words of love. Cameron’s (Mahershala Ali, Moonlight) ambivalence stems from his secret, painful ordeal. He’s dying and his wife Poppy (Naomie Harris, Moonlight) doesn’t know it. ...

The 5th Annual Chicago South Side Film Festival screens two world premiere films that has social impacts with origins from City of Chicago November 27th - December 5th

Chicago, IL. – Chicago South Side Film Festival (CSSFF) brings back hybrid and live screening for filmgoers and filmmakers throughout the South Side of Chicago November 27th until December 5th. Saturday November 27th Noon to 2:00 PM kicks off the ...

The Harder They Fall

They’re roughriders. Badasses. Pistol packing outlaws blasting bullets. The setup for this shoot ’em up started with the 2013 short film They Die by Dawn, the brainchild of Jeymes Samuel, aka “The Bullitts.” He’s a British singer-songwriter, producer and writer/director ...

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group acquires the free streaming services HBCUGO.TV

TTW Newswire Los Angeles, CA – 2021, Byron Allen's Allen Media Group, LLC (AMG) has acquired HBCUGo.TV from Symonds-Evans Media, LLC. HBCUGo.TV is the leading media provider for the nation's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (HBCUs). The acquisition expands ...

Chicago Southland International Film Festival opens

TTW Newswire University Park, IL – Tickets for the fourth annual Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) presented by Governors State University are on sale now! This year’s festival offers expanded access for Chicagoland, remote/rural and international viewers through a ...

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night After Dark film “Halloween Kills”

The Chicago International Film Festival to present the Opening Night After Dark feature, HALLOWEEN KILLS, the new chapter in the iconic four-decade horror franchise starring Jamie Lee Curtis and co-written and directed by David Gordon Green. HALLOWEEN KILLS will screen ...

Cry Macho

When exposition and backstory weigh down an opening scene it’s tough for a film to get off the ground. That’s the burden screenwriter Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and novelist N. Richard Nash’s dated, over-written script gives this road trip movie. ...

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

(In)Justice for All Film Festival International August 12-21

TTW Press Room Chicago – Trinity United Church of Christ, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, and The Next Movement announce the 7th (In) Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF), scheduled August 12-21. Because of the pandemic, this much-anticipated ...

Respect: Jennifer Hudson talks faith and finding your voice

Jennifer Hudson, who Franklin hand-picked to play her before her death in 2018, rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol in 2004. Hudson was lambasted by cantankerous host Simon Cowell who said Hudson was “out of her depth” ...

'Respect' in theaters starting August 13

“They want to hear you sing,” says Rev. C.L. Franklin (Forest Whitaker) to his 10-year-old daughter Aretha (Skye Dakota Turner). And she did. Eventually singing herself into 25 Grammys, a posthumously awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and the history books. ...

TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 DATES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

"We loved kicking off summer 2021 and were so proud to lead the re-opening of New York by bringing film and entertainment to communities in all five boroughs," said Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Festival Co-Founder & CEO. ...

AILEY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 20TH TRIBECA FESTIVAL

Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ is most enduring dance piece of all time

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