- Staff Picks
- September 23, 2021
Street Venom (Burger). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, five supplemental films, and prized repertory releases of 2020.
Directors James Ramey and Arturo Pimentel examine the history and culture of the Purépecha people in their feature documentary, The Emperor of Michoacán.
Lily and Generoso select their ten favorite features, a collection of supplemental films, and a best repertory release of 2019.
For the fifth straight year, Lily and Generoso assess a selection of new features from the eclectic program at AFI FEST, Los Angeles’ most prominent film festival.
One of the most compelling films screening at this year’s AFI Fest is the second feature by Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic; Ivana the Terrible. The award-winning filmmaker spoke with Lily and Generoso Fierro at AFI Fest 2019 about weaving fiction into her own reality.
One of the most highly regarded works to screen at this year’s Locarno Film Festival was Quý Minh Trương’s The Tree House (Nhà cây), a documentary that dramatically utilizes a science fiction lens to simultaneously examine the cultures of multiple ethnic groups in Vietnam while compelling the audience to question the contemporary importance of visual documentation.
Director Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an atmospheric and ambitious deconstruction of cinematic motifs, narrative, and time that forces us to re-evaluate how we understand film, our memories, and how they intertwine.
For his 47th feature, The Image Book, which won the first Special Palme d’Or at Cannes, Jean-Luc Godard continues to evolve cinematic language as he searches for the meaning and truth of image and sound.
AFI FEST 2018 is a wrap, and Generoso and Lily review and rank the sixteen new feature films they viewed at this vital film festival.
Director Jonas Carpignano discusses his latest feature, A Ciambra, at length with Lily and Generoso Fierro. The follow up to Carpignano’s debut, Mediterranea, and executively produced by Martin Scorsese, A Ciambra is the affecting second film of a planned triptych centered on the people of the port town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria.
AFI Fest 2017 just wrapped up in Hollywood. Lily and Generoso Fierro review the 22 new feature films that they selected from this year’s eclectic festival program.
Generoso and Lily Fierro take a look at Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen new documentary Spettacolo.
For the twelfth year, the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) in Los Angeles showcased an impressive lineup of new features and shorts. Lily and Generoso Fierro provide a festival wrap up and their picks for the films that you cannot miss.
Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.
Lily and Generoso Fierro were fortunate enough to speak with director Juho Kuosmanen and cinematographer J.P. Passi after the debut of their sweet and poignant new film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, the true story of the famed Finnish boxer and his shot at becoming the 1962 World Featherweight Boxing Champion.
From November 10th to the 17th, the American Film Institute Festival celebrated its thirtieth year of connecting audiences with world-renowned directors and actors by presenting new works and classic films. Lily and Generoso Fierro take you through the many special events, conversations, and most importantly, the reviews of twenty new feature films that premiered at this year’s festival in Hollywood.