We Are Parable: Experience Over Everything

Their first-ever event at East London’s Stratford Picturehouse completely sold out in 2013. In 2017, directing legend Spike Lee collaborated on a central London event with them. In early 2020, they were recipients of a Lodestar award from Film London….

Is 2020 Now a Write-Off Year for Cinemas?

So what now? That seems to be the common refrain from most cinema industry followers as this past week we watched more high profile films moved back to 2021. As cinemas reopen in some parts of the world, and as…

The First Post-COVID Blockbuster Hit Isn’t a Hollywood Film

With cinemas re-opening all over the world, but major Hollywood tentpoles either repeatedly postponed or going straight-to-VoD, returning moviegoers have had to make do with holdover titles (“1917,” “Little Women”) and older re-releases (“Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” topped North American…

Distributors Open Up Film Archives for Re-Opening UK Cinemas

In a sign of support and solidarity across both UK and US distributors, the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) today announced “Relaunching Cinema: Content For Recovery”, designed to provide UK exhibitors an easily accessible and navigable list of films (PDF link)…

What Will Film Critics Do, Now That Cinemas Have Closed?

“Lose our jobs and starve, most likely.” The Vulture critic Bilge Ebiri’s response to the question, “What will film critics do if all cinemas close for several months” was pithy and to the point. In a profession that had already…

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