August 25, 2016 Artvoice 0

By ANTHONY CHASE Musical theater and opera fans, familiar with the incomparably horrible and unintentionally hilarious singing of Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944) have been waiting […]

Hello, My Name is Doris

April 14, 2016 Artvoice 0

By Jordan Canahai Hello, My Name Is Doris, the oddly endearing and unconventional effort from director Michael Showalter (The State, Wet Hot American Summer) stars a wonderful […]

Brandyn T Williams becomes a ‘Reaper’ in a “Grim Becoming’, a Deftones Pictures Studios production. It will be screened at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Saturday April 16 at noon at the Tonawanda Castle.

Be Calm… Death Awaits You…

April 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

For those of you in the Buffalo Film and Arts community, the name DefTone Pictures Studios may be a familiar one. DefTone Pictures Studios is a local Buffalo based film production company that’s been producing independent film in the horror/comedy genre for the past 10 years.

Poster image for Land of Smiles

Lights, Camera, Action!

April 7, 2016 Artvoice 0

The upcoming 2016 festivities, which marks the events 10th anniversary, is set to take place next week from Wednesday, April 13th through Sunday, April 17th at the historic Tonawanda castle. Described as a “festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers,” the BNFF has long been a great place for producers, directors, and screenwriters based on the East coast to network with industry professionals from around the world.

Film Review – I Saw the Light

March 31, 2016 Artvoice 0

Beloved by American music fans for his one-of-a-kind vocals and inspired take on the folk, blues, and gospel genres, the music of legendary country western singer-songwriter Hank Williams has lost none of its power in over the half-century since the ill-fated musician recorded such classic ballads as “Lovesick Blues”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, and “I’m So Lonesome I could Cry”.

Interview With Jessica Oreck

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 1

An extraordinary young talent whose experimental films frequently defy classification, filmmaker Jessica Oreck will be in town this week for the Buffalo premiere of her hypnotic and fascinating third feature The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga, presented by the Cultivate Cinema Circle at Squeaky Wheel this Friday at 7pm, featuring an introduction and post-screening Q & A with the director herself.  

Knight of Cups

March 24, 2016 Artvoice 0

An urban symphony in six movements, Knight of Cups is a dizzying odyssey into the nature of perception, love, and the dual nature of the self. By turns euphoric and mournful, Terrence Malick’s seventh feature finds American cinema’s greatest philosopher-poet turning his gaze from the sun-kissed treetop canopies and wheat fields of the natural world to the towering structures of glass and steel which comprise contemporary Los Angeles.

The Wave

March 17, 2016 Artvoice 0

The disaster movie has been a genre that American cinema has commanded more or less exclusively since the 1970s. The popularity of star-studded disaster films such as The Poseidon Adventure and Airport, continued through to modern blockbusters such as Armageddon and The Day After Tomorrow.


March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

The initial trailers for Disney animations cute and clever Zootopia, which as of this writing has toppled Frozen to have the studio’s highest grossing opening weekend ever, displayed no lack of subtlety to make sure children in the audience understood the film’s premise: Animals exist just like humans in the world of Zootopia; they walk, talk, wear cloths, and have everyday interactions with species they might otherwise eat in the real world.

Film Now Playing

March 10, 2016 Artvoice 0

OPENING 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE- Sci-fi thriller and producer J.J. Abrams spiritual successor to Cloverfield starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who discovers a horrifying […]

Greed, Corruption & Cover-Up At The NSA

March 4, 2016 Artvoice 2

Tuesday 9:47am: Hi baby, you have to listen to me carefully—I’m on a plane that’s been hijacked. I’m on the plane; I’m calling from the plane. I want to tell you I love you and tell my children that I love them very much, and I’m so sorry babe. I don’t know what to say—there are three guys and they’ve hijacked the plane.