South Florida’s premiere horror film festival has finally arrived! Popcorn Frights Film Festival kicks off their slasher-filled week tomorrow night at O Cinema Wynwood with a 7:00 PM screening of Tragedy Girls, followed by the North American premiere of Jackals at 9:00 PM, and Terrifier at 11:30 PM.
Cinephiles across South Florida certainly have their fair share of options. Between the major chain theaters with several locations, like AMC and Regal, and the several independent cinemas such as Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, and Miami Beach Cinematheque, just to name a few, there really is no shortage of variety on any given night. When did we get so lucky?
Among the many scheduled screenings at these locations, there has been a noticeable rise in demand for the midnight/after-hour screenings of classic films, especially those in 35mm — something offered by most of the aforementioned theaters in some capacity. While these theaters put together some impressive programs, nobody puts on quite a show like the Secret Celluloid Society.
There are moments in our history which are as unbelievable as they are a testament to the resilience of humanity in the face of grave danger; the Battle of Dunkirk is one of those stories that audiences are likely surprised not to have seen before. Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film, Dunkirk, is a technically masterful historical drama set during World War II. It takes the true events of the battle and evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 and humanizes it in a way which places the viewer in the shoes of a soldier fighting just to survive.
Our friends over at the Miami Jewish Film Festival have invited us to an exclusive sneak-peek screening of Gillian Robespierre’s new comedy, Landline, which stars Jenny Slate (Parks and Recreation, SNL) in a touching and funny look at a dysfunctional family, set in 1995 New York.
If Tom Holland didn’t convince you he was a worthy Spider-Man back in his short yet largely lauded role in Captain America:Civil War role last year, he is sure to win you over in the first few minutes of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland puts his winning boyish charm on full display in the opening sequence which shows us just how Spider-Man ended up on that tarmac in Berlin for the climactic team fight in Civil War via some amateur footage Pete shot on his cellphone while simultaneously facing off against some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. No big deal, right?
We’re less than two months away from South Florida’s premiere film festival for horror aficionados: Popcorn Frights. The film festival, which will run from August 11th through the 17th, celebrates the age-old genre of horror while putting an emphasis on indie horror films rather than large blockbuster productions, which are arguably becoming less and less innovative than in years past. In an interview for our newsletter last year, co-director Igor Shteyrenberg shared with us that he was inspired to create Popcorn Frights (alongside his partner, Marc Ferman) back in 2015 because he found that Miami was “utterly devoid of a genre scene,” and the two sought to breathe life into the local community that was hungry for flesh horror-themed film events.