Congrats to Emily Davis

NYFF CURRENTS

LOOPHOLE 
Jordan Strafer, 2023, U.S., 25m
World Premiere
Appropriating the aesthetics of 1990s legal thrillers and NC-17 potboilers, Jordan Strafer’s film serves up a dark, parafictional take on the courtroom drama, in which semi-fictionalized proceedings surrounding an actual sexual assault case mutate into a Grand Guignol of Americanness and white privilege. With its mise-en-scène of beige interiors and desaturated fashions, LOOPHOLE braids the theatrical with the procedural amid a hazy atmosphere of systemic corruption, media voyeurism, and entrenched power.

Strike News

More than 100 days into the writers strike, fears have kept mounting over the possibility of studios deploying generative artificial intelligence to completely pen scripts. But intellectual property law has long said that copyrights are only granted to works created by humans, and that doesn’t look like it’s changing anytime soon.A federal judge on Friday upheld a finding from the U.S. Copyright Office that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection. The ruling was delivered in an order turning down Stephen Thaler’s bid challenging the government’s position refusing to register works made by AI. Copyright law has “never stretched so far” to “protect works generated by new forms of technology operating absent any guiding human hand,” U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell found.

Congrats to film maker Frank Harts

Thanks for this great honor Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation and Technology A superb film festival finale for #twowongsshortfilm Thrilled to make the next one this Fall with an amazing person and Emmy-Nominated producer Devin E. Haqq Another KILLER script and cast lined up!Two Wongs Reviews: https://filmthreat.com/reviews/two-wongs/https://bitpixtv.news/…/may-2023-hollyshorts-monthly…/Two brothers from Queens travel to Maine to avenge the murder of their mother, beaten to death during an Asian hate crime spree.

Hamish Allan Headley /Mayor of Kingstown Paramount+

This show just keeps getting better Episode 7 is a master class

MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN: “Peace in the Valley”- Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Hamish Allan-Headley as Robert in season 2, episode 9 of the Paramount + series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. Photo Cr: Dennis P. Mong Jr./Paramount + © 2022 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mayor of Kingstown and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

NY Times best shows to watch this weekend

By The Watching Team
The holiday weekend is here! If you’re looking for something to watch, we can help. We’ve dug through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Disney+ to find some of the best titles on each service.
PERNELL WALKER
Here is one of the best TV shows on Netflix.
Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”Eric Liebowitz/Netflix
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
Easily the most upbeat sitcom ever made about a woman who escaped from an oppressively patriarchal religious cult, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, who somehow keeps her youthful enthusiasm when she arrives in New York City after 15 years imprisoned in a bunker. A stellar supporting cast — including Tituss Burgess as Kimmy’s perpetually jobless roommate, Carol Kane as her activist landlord and Jane Krakowski as her overprivileged boss — brings range to this show’s unusually sunny, zingy vision of 2010s New York. Our critic wrote, “The series leavens wacky absurdity with acid wit and is very funny.”