Dubai Film Festival: The unlikely appeal of camel beauty pageants… Empire Blog

Nearby Sky sounds like it might be a contemplative meditation about life in Arabia. It is actually a documentary about a woman who enters camels in beauty contests. And it is lovely. The subject, Bedouin woman Fatima Ali Alhameli, faces resistance from the event organizers, as the first Emirati female ….Read More Via:: EMPIRE BLOG

Film Review: ‘Above and Beyond’ Variety – Music

Director Roberta Grossman and producer Nancy Spielberg’s gung-ho documentary celebrating the overnight creation of the Israeli Air Force by a handful of American GIs boasts a helluva story, a cast of still-feisty nonagenarian flyboys and state-of-the-art combat “reconstructions” in a one-sided historical context. ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – MUSIC

‘Boyhood,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The Lego Movie’ Win Big at ACE Eddie Awards Variety – Music

Oscar best picture nominees “Boyhood” (pictured) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” enhanced their prospects Friday night at the ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing. “Boyhood,” edited by Sandra Adair, won for best edited feature film (dramatic) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” edited by Barney Pilling took the prize for ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

What's going on Saturday? (Savages, LE1F, Guardian Alien, Giraffage, Horrendous, Crocodiles, Elisa Ambrogio & more) BROOKLYN VEGAN

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Savages @ Baby’s All Right, 1/19/215 (more by Gretchen Robinette) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights… Savages, Nick Zinner @ Saint Vitus It’s the last night of UK postpunk devotees Savages’ nine-show (three-venue) NYC residency where they’ve been ….Read More Via:: BROOKLYN VEGAN