Articles By: Steven Mandzik

Top three films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

For me, the Sundance Film Festival begins when I sit down for my first movie. The festival trailer rolls by and I morph into a manic movie-goer. Seeing 2-3 movies per day. Reading magazines about cinematography and shooting locations. Breaking down plots and deeper themes. I love it! Here’s the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Trailer: By […]

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Must-See Documentaries from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Most people think of the Sundance Film Festival as Hollywood glamour and celebrities. And it is during the first few days. But that crowd quickly disperses and the majority of the festival becomes fans and independent filmmakers. From the Starbucks to the grocery store, there are producers and directors rubbing elbows with film buffs. The […]

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At Variety’s Future of Film Summit – YouTube Channels Disrupt Everything

Amidst all the filmmakers and gentlemen in suits, there were a few digital experts. One was a kid, 23 years old, and the other was a wily veteran in his 40s. They were unique in the crowd at Variety’s Future of Film Summit. It seems Hollywood can barely spare a moment to play on the internet, needing […]

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A Review of Hitchcock – Starring Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins

**I attended a special early screening of Hitchcock by the OC Film Society. A non-profit membership club that pre-screens dozens of top flight movies – recent selections include Lincoln, Argo, & Brave.**  It was supposed to be a film about Alfred Hitchcock, the famous director played by Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, but it was Helen Mirren […]

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Felicia Day unveils five new web shows and season 5 of The Guild at WonderCon

As the (geeky) world prepares the San Diego Comic-Con this summer, its little sister WonderCon took place this last weekend in Anaheim, California. With more than 30,000 attendees compared to San Diego’s 150,000, it is big, but no match for the event that is Comic-Con. It did bring with it a slew of announcements, including […]

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“Tree of Life” Screens in D.C. for the Environmental Film Festival

It was a crowded reception at Co Co Sala for the screening of “Tree of Life” which was being hosted by the Environmental Film Festival. A few of us gathered around the movie poster for the movie which was a beautiful print covered in little square images each one a clip from the movie. I […]

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Out and About in the O.C.

If you’re ever south of Los Angeles and looking to get your fashion fill then South Coast Plaza is the place to be. This is top-of-the-line luxury mall has everything you need including a gym, performing arts, award winning food, and a burgeoning complex of stores spreading out for miles. But, if you’re looking for something […]

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