Looking Ahead

Things are going to start to get interesting around here over the next year. In addition to the features and review festivals that we have been doing, we’re adding some new festivals starting tomorrow with our special Waiting for Oscar mini-festival – three days of movie reviews of films that have been nominated for or won Oscar gold.

February will bring our regular romance festival Cinema of the Heart with what we think are four particularly excellent romance movies, all certified excellent for cuddling. Look for that beginning on February 11. Starting on Thursday March 13, a new festival – Our Film Library – will begin. All of these are movies or documentaries based on books, novels or other literature.

April will be all about our Florida Film Festival coverage beginning on April 4th this week, although we’ll be posting a preview for it just about as soon as we get information about the event (usually the first or second week of March). After that our annual Off-Shoring festival of movies from outside the United States will commence on Saturday April 26.

June 6th will bring a brand new mini-festival called Woman Power – movies by or about women. That’s one we’re hoping to expand in years to come. July 2nd will once again bring our mini-festival the American Experience – movies that are quintessentially American or give us insight into what it is to be an American.

Another new mini-festival debuts August 14 – Films 4 Foodies, movies that are all about cooking, eating or anything that has to do with consuming edible things. September 15 brings yet another new mini-festival – the Sci-Fi Spectacular. Science fiction has always been one of my favorite genres and here we will present reviews of new and/or classic films in science fiction and fantasy.

October is as always the domain of our fan favorite 6 Days of Darkness and this year will be no exception as October 26 will bring out the spookiest of spooktaculars. This year we’re hoping to return to writing scary short stories inspired by each of the films reviewed although I can’t make any promises in that regard. Finally, the Holly and the Quill annual series of Christmas-themed movie reviews starts up on December 23.

In addition to all this, you’ll be able to read my reviews in other places. I’m pleased to report that my pal John Orr, noted author, raconteur and Trivia connoisseur has begun a new website called Regarding Arts. Some (but not all) of my reviews will be found there as well. You can also find reviews of books, music and live theater there by some pretty nifty writers whom I’m very honored to be among. You can head over there by clicking on the website here: www.regardingarts.com. You’ll thank me for it later…or curse me for giving you another site to check obsessively.

So it’s going to be a bit busy around these parts and hopefully you’ll like the new additions. If you’d like to see some different film review festivals, suggest a film for review or give us feedback about the site, leave a comment here or if you’d prefer, drop us a note at cinema365@live.com. We’re always happy to hear from you.

 

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