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‘The Walk’ excites audiences despite lack of supporting character development
Culture, Movies, Reviews

‘The Walk’ excites audiences despite lack of supporting character development

When “Man on Wire” won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009, the film’s subject, tightrope walker Philippe Petit, thanked the Academy for “believing in magic” before balancing the Oscar statuette upside down on his nose. Petit’s new 3D biopic “The Walk” attempts to capture that same magic and heavily succeeds in incorporating all…

Miami Walk of Fame honors actor Kevin James
Community, Culture

Miami Walk of Fame honors actor Kevin James

The sounds of Gloria Estefan and Will Smith blared over the speakers in downtown Miami Wednesday as a group of security officers rode into the Bayside Marketplace on Segways. Congregating in the center of an audience space, the guards momentarily started dancing on their vehicles to the cheers of the crowd, kicking off what the…

MIFFecito film festival previews future cinema presentation
Culture, Movies

MIFFecito film festival previews future cinema presentation

For the first time in mid-October, the Miami International Film Festival hosted “MIFFecito,” a four-day-long event meant to serve as a taste of what is to come when the festival returns in March 2015. The Miami Film Society teams up with Miami-Dade College to host the Miami International Film Festival, a week-long presentation every year…

Film Review: The Congress
Culture

Film Review: The Congress

“The Congress” is one of those films that can divide its audience like nothing else. Some could call it a work of art, and some could call it an absolute mess.  Simply put, there is no easy way to describe the latest from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman (“Waltz with Bashir”). With elements inspired by one…

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