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Bachchan Paandey, Review: Gangsters are best played by real-life gangsters

Bachchan Paandey, Review: Gangsters are best played by real-life gangsters Why would you choose a name like Bachchan Pandey, unless you thought you could cash-in on the franchises called Amitabh Bachchan (name of a real life actor) and Chulbul Pandey (name of a reel-life character, played in several movies by Salman Khan)? Point is, does a superstar himself, like Akshay Kumar, who plays the title role, need these props? Leaving the Paandey behind, ‘Bachchan’ is made to speak some ...

Festival #40 for "Games People Play" is L'Aquila!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 40th festival acceptance today with L'Aquila Film Fest in L'Aquila, Italy for December 8-18, 2015. Shot on the C500 by Jon Carr, the film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs in the style of Ennio Morricone. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeop...

"Games People Play" to rep the USA in Kosovo at FerFilm Fest!

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Out of 400 submissions, "Games People Play", a noir comedy written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, will represent the USA in Ferizaj, Kosovo in the FerFilm Fest September 2-6, 2015. The film was shot on the CanonC500 by Jon Carr who also did the editing and vfx. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself and features an original score by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestla...

"Games People Play" accepted to HorrorQuest in Atlanta!

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"Games People Play" was selected to HorrorQuest Film Fest in Atlanta, Georgia, USA for October 16-18, 2015. A noir-comedy-thriller shot on the Canon C500 in the style of a spaghetti western, this is the FIRST horror fest for the hybrid short written and helmed by Dawn Westlake. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson, and Westlake herself. An Ennio-Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. http://www.thehorrorquest.com/ For more info...

Games People Play to London for the Portobello Film Fest in September!

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"Games People Play" will unspool in London in the Portobello Film Fest on September 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE! The noir comedy was written/helmed by Dawn Westlake and stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. An Ennio Morricone-esque score was provided by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Johnson will next be heard on the score for the Tom Tykwer-helmed and Tom Hanks-starrer "Hologram for the King", based on the Dave Eggers novel. For more info on ...

"Games People Play" selected to Anonimul Film Festival in Romania!

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"Games People Play", a comedy written and directed by Dawn Westlake and produced by Ron de Cana Productions in Los Angeles, has been selected to the 2015 Anonimul Film Festival in St. Gheorghe, Romania for August 17-23, 2015. http://www.festival-anonimul.ro/2015_line-up_en The film stars Second City veteran David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson, and Westlake herself. Shot on the CanonC500 by Jon Carr, the film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. For mo...

Venice 66th Film Festival - Venice opens with Ennio Morricone, composer, Baaria

Making Worlds at Venice 66th Film FestivalVenice opens withEnnio Morricone, Composer BaariaGiuseppe Tornatore’s Baaria, “Gateway of the wind”, the sounds of Ennio Morricone play through 1,431 musicians and 27 original music themes, sets travel through time capturing the essence to an amusing and wistful story of magical character, great passions and passionate utopian dreams… and a humble shepherd who finds t

Making Worlds at Venice 66th Film Festival - Ennio Morricone and music composition, Baaria

Making worlds at Venice 66th Film Festival Venice opens with Ennio Morricone, Composer BaariaGiuseppe Tornatore’s Baaria, “Gateway of the wind”, the sounds of Ennio Morricone play through 1,431 musicians and 27 original music themes, sets travel through time capturing the essence to an amusing and wistful story of magical character,great passions and passionate utopian dreams… and a humble shepherd who find

Cinema Potpourri: February

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CINEMA POTPOURRI: February (This is a new monthly segment that will cover a variety of topics -- casting news, movie happenings, and whatever happens to be on my movie-crazed mind)  SUNDANCE(what it was…what it became…what it now wants to be)Of course, the independent film movement existed long before the Sundance Film Festival opened its doors in 1985 and officially adopted its title in 1991.  But never before had mainstream Hollywood responded so resoundingly to its possibilities. Redfor...

Morricone Music Magic Invades New York

Thursday, February 1----The distinctive music of Italian film composer Ennio Morricone will be showcased at three distinguished New York institutions in the coming days, making New York abuzz with Morricone music magic. Films that feature both well-known and obscure Morricone music soundtracks are being presented at two different film series at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Forum. At Radio City Music Hall, the composer himself makes his long overdue American concert debut, in a progra...

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