Review: Dive Into “The Finest Hours,” The True Story of An Epic Rescue

Bring your galoshes and raincoats to see Disney’s “The Finest Hours.” According to the film’s director, Craig Gillespie, you’re meant to feel the soggy, cold fury mother nature unleashed on the east coast February 18, 1952. “The Finest Hours” recreates one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most heroic small boat rescues on record.  Brian Webber (Chris Pine) is a […]

Coronado Island Film Festival: A Successful Fusion of Old and New Hollywood

  The inaugural Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) successfully fused old Hollywood with the contemporary film industry this past weekend. I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to attend a few of the festivals in the SoCal circuit: San Diego Film Festival, Catalina and the La Costa Film Festivals. So I had high expectations for the festival in my own […]

Coronado Island Film Festival Ready for First Big Year

Lights! Camera! Action! The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) will kick off it’s inaugural year January 15, 2016 at one of the country’s majestic silver screens, the Vintage Village Theater, as named in USA Today. Disney’s “The Finest Hours”(PG-13), starring Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Casey Affleck (Interstellar), will initiate the deluge of films, 85 in total, sure to […]