Cincinnati World Cinema http://wvxu.org en Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-oscar-nominated-shorts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual movie awards season is pretty much over for another year. But once again, you still have a chance to see some of the nominated films that never make it to everyone. The annual gathering of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Oscar Nominated Short Subjects</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns once again to Cincinnati World Cinema next weekend. These films are categorized by live action and animated, and in order to give more variety to the arrangement, Cincinnati World Cinema mixes them up and adds some bonus films that didn’t make the cut. The two separate programs are then scheduled twice each, so you have a chance to see them all at once or on different days.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 23809 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts See "The Art Carvers of Music Hall" documentary http://wvxu.org/post/see-art-carvers-music-hall-documentary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati filmmaker </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Melissa Godoy</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati World Cinema</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tim Swallow</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are in the studio with our film expert, Larry Thomas, to talk about the premiere of her short documentary, </span><a href="http://www.cincyworldcinema.org/x_140222osd.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Art Carvers of Music Hall</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which will take place during the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati World Cinema</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s annual presentation of this year’s Oscar-nominated short docs on Saturday, February 22 at </span><a href="http://www.thecarnegie.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Carnegie</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Larry Thomas 22971 at http://wvxu.org See "The Art Carvers of Music Hall" documentary Local singers will supplement the singing in special screening of 1944's "Cover Girl" http://wvxu.org/post/local-singers-will-supplement-singing-special-screening-1944s-cover-girl <p>If you’re looking for a completely original idea for Valentine’s Day, a collaboration between <a href="http://www.thecarnegie.com/"><strong>The Carnegie</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.cincyworldcinema.org/"><strong>Cincy World Cinema</strong></a> may be the answer. Our film expert Larry Thomas previews the unique way they will present the 1944 film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036723/"><strong>Cover Girl</strong></a>, starring <strong>Rita Hayworth</strong> and a young <strong>Gene Kelly</strong>, with <strong>Joshua Steele</strong> from <strong>The Carnegie</strong>. To supplement the less-than-stunning singing in the film, a chorus of local vocalists will do the singing live, synched to the film.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Larry Thomas 22768 at http://wvxu.org Local singers will supplement the singing in special screening of 1944's "Cover Girl" Movie Review: Lunafest festival at The Carnegie http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-lunafest-festival-carnegie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s always an annual treat when&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cincyworldcinema.org/x_131201LF.php" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Cincinnati World Cinema</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;brings in the current </span><em><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Lunafest </strong></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">collection. This long-running series of short films by and about women is an excellent way for budding filmmakers to get noticed, and also do some good in the process. As always, a portion of the proceeds from these showings will go to the national <strong><a href="http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/" target="_blank">Breast Cancer Fund</a></strong>, and locally, to the <strong><a href="http://www.cinstages.com/Onstage/proddetail.asp?ProdID=5582" target="_blank">Eva G. Farris Education Center</a></strong> in Covington.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:15 +0000 Larry Thomas 19817 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Lunafest festival at The Carnegie Movie Preview: James Gandolfini film retrospective http://wvxu.org/post/movie-preview-james-gandolfini-film-retrospective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People notice when celebrities die, as they always get top billing on the news, and in discussions around the water cooler. But sometimes even the most jaded are taken aback at such an event. Such was the case a few weeks ago with the death of <strong>James </strong></span><strong>Gandolfini</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at age 51. Starting in 1987 with a bit role in an unreleased film, </span>Gandolfini<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> worked his way through the ranks in Hollywood, playing in such films as <em>True Romance</em>, <em>Get Shorty</em>, and <em>The Mexican</em>, until he hit the </span>motherlode<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of stardom with the role of Tony Soprano in HBO’s hit series <em>The Sopranos</em>. For eighty-six episodes of this dissection of a mob boss and his dysfunctional family, James </span>Gandolfini<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commanded the home screen and won a Golden Globe and several </span>Emmys<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for his efforts.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 05:30:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 16158 at http://wvxu.org Movie Preview: James Gandolfini film retrospective