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‘Birds of Prey’: A Fun and Frenetic Action Film

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a breath of fresh air in DC’s otherwise notorious lineup of superhero movies. Taking place after the events of Suicide Squad and a recent breakup with the Joker, the film follows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as she finds herself teamed up with do-gooders Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who unite to save a young girl from Gotham’s newest evil crime lord. Brilliant performances and a fantastic script result in an imperfect but delightfully irreverent look at supervillainy and more importantly, the bonds between women.

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The Gentlemen – A Comedic Witty Action Film… That’s It

The opening of Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen feels like a Lincoln commercial, thanks in part to a suit-clad Matthew McConaughey droning on about a lion’s duties in the jungle. You can’t help but think that Ritchie will pan the camera over to the sleek glass curtain walls of a Lincoln dealership. Instead, the audience is met with a casual London pub, where protagonist Mickey orders himself a pint. Continue reading The Gentlemen – A Comedic Witty Action Film… That’s It

Interview With Former Film Studies Student Lucia Plaza

Lucia Plaza’s short film “Sal & Vinny” centers around two mobsters engaged in a relationship who are forced to consider their identities and their priorities when they’re punished by their ruthless boss. A former FIU Film Studies student, Plaza was awarded the CinemaSlam Works-In-Progress Grant by the Miami Film Festival to fund her work. We caught up with Lucia to find out how she landed this opportunity and how the FIU Film Studies program helped.

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Oscar Watch Party Recap + Gallery

This past weekend was our 3rd Annual Oscars Watch Party in collaboration with multiple student organizations. We were happily surprised to see many of the attendees showing up in stylish attire for the “classiest night of the semester,”–so many that we gave out two Best Dressed awards. Students were also awarded by being pelted with Skittles during our trivia breaks.

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Volunteer at the Miami Film Festival: Free Tix and T-shirt

The Miami Film Festival is just around the corner, from March 6 – 15. Featuring a wide array of U.S. and international features, it’s one of the marquee events on the Miami Film calendar.

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available with the festival. No experience needed for these volunteer positions, just a love of film, of events, and of Miami! You will attend a volunteer orientation at the Tower Theater on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 11AM – 1 PM, and can sign up for volunteer shifts at several theaters partnering with the festival (we’re particular to the Silverspot downtown for this).  This is an easy way to learn how a festival works from the inside and to become involved in the Miami film scene. You’ll have a chance to meet filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and talent from around the world.

Perks include a free festival t-shirt and a ticket voucher to the festival for every shift worked.

For more information, visit the film festival’s Work with Us page.