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Review: 'Green Rush' is a high-octane thriller inspired by actual events Special

"Green Rush," directed by Gerard Roxburgh, is a high-adrenaline thriller that is ideal to watch while quarantined at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Journal has the scoop.

'A Place Called Hollywood' earns nine Indie Series Awards nods

The digital drama series "A Place Called Hollywood" has earned nine Indie Series Awards nominations. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Calls to leave US missionary's body on tribe's island

New Delhi - Calls have mounted for Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of a young American killed apparently attempting to convert a hunter-gatherer island tribe to Christianity.

Spotify launches new Playlist Tool for independent artists

The music streaming service Spotify has launched a Playlist Tool that is geared for independent and rising artists. This allows emerging artists to upload their new music directly to the digital platform.

Jenny Paul talks new indie film 'Dead Layer,' Cameron Douglas Special

Actor, producer and director Jenny Paul chatted with Digital Journal about the indie film "Dead Layer," where she worked with Cameron Douglas (the son of Oscar winner Michael Douglas).

Michele Frantzeskos and Nancy Vazquez honored as 'Best Directors'

Michele Frantzeskos and Nancy Vazquez have a major reason to celebrate. They were named "Best Directors" for their film "The Right to Live."

Jo Weil nominated for 'Best Male Actor' for the indie film 'Lula' Special

German actor Jo Weil has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for "Best Male Actor" for his acting work in "Lula."

'The Right to Live' film raises awareness for domestic violence

The indie film, "The Right to Live," by filmmakers Michele Frantzeskos and Nancy Vazquez raises awareness on domestic violence.

Meet Blue Moon Harem: Boston-based indie rock band

Blue Moon Harem is an indie rock band that is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. They will be releasing their new CD "Deep Into Blue."

Review: New Evan Linder play a timely drama about race, family, love Special

Toronto - How can a poor white couple cope in a small-minded Mississippi town when their new baby turns out to be African American? That’s the dilemma of Chicago playwright Evan Linder’s explosive new play, “Byhalia, Mississippi”, which opened on Friday.

Review: ‘Tangerine’ is about more than a commonplace camera Special

Sundance hit ‘Tangerine’ earns praise not only for being shot on an iPhone, but also its unabashed portrayal of transgender sex workers in Los Angeles.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

Review: Anne Simone's 'Bittersweet' EP is a strong effort

Anne Simone's new EP, "Bittersweet," is a mix of organic and electronic music complimented by a voice that is both polished and flawed when the moment calls for it.

National Board of Review top prize goes to 'A Most Violent Year'

New York - The National Board of Review has just served up some interesting winners on the road to Oscar glory. Besides a tie for the top acting prize, their best film went to "A Most Violent Year."

Gotham honors 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' with top awards

New York - "Birdman" wins best feature while "Boyhood" wins audience award as the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight (Dec. 1). Earlier today, the New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" best film.

'Birdman' soars with six Independent Spirit Awards nods

Los Angeles - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today (Nov. 25) announced the nominations for its best of the year. "Birdman" leads the way with six nominations.

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

Toronto - It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Op-Ed: SYGU Network and the music video revolution Special

Los Angeles - Music videos are plentiful online thanks to the digital distribution explosion that has positioned the the portable laptop,cell phone, and the tablet as a few of the high tech,convenient mechanisms for viewing content.

Microsoft in talks to buy Mojang for $2 billion

Reports have emerged that Microsoft may be deep in talks with game studio Mojang over a possible acquisition deal valued at $2 billion.

Review: Transformative 'Boyhood' transcends traditional film-making Special

I was fortunate enough to catch an advance screening of Richard Linklater’s film “Boyhood”, and I was thrilled to be one of the first people in Canada to see it before its nationwide release this Friday.

Tiger allegedly attacked Indian fishermen and carried off father

Kolkata - An Indian family was allegedly attacked by a tiger who carried off the elderly father. Tiger attacks are becoming somewhat common in India according to local and worldwide news.

Review: Divided Heaven sophomore album — 'Youngblood'

Divided Heaven released their second full-length album, 'Youngblood' on March 25th on Say-10 Records. After barely catching their breath from an April tour, they are leaving again on May 4th to share the album with the western U.S.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

Review: An idiosyncratic listening experience, combining rock and pop

Together for only a little over four years, the Monks of Mellonwah have catapulted quickly into success on a global scale.

Independent Spirit Awards: '12 Years a Slave' takes top prize

Santa Monica - Just how independent are The Independent Spirit Awards? This year, the winners reflect as much mainstream as the Oscars will be March 2. Or so it seems.

'12 Years a Slave' leads Independent Spirit nominations

The powerful slave drama "12 Years a Slave" leads all films as the Independent Spirit Award were announced today (Nov. 26). The film nabbed seven nominations.

Review: Out With Dad an original web series the whole family can watch Special

Toronto - "Out With Dad is an award winning webseries and is one of the many online short-form narrative productions that proudly calls Toronto home."

2012 Venice Film Festival changes focus looking for some respect

Venice - Film Festivals around the world seem to be battling each other for bigger stars and bigger movies but this year's Venice Film Festival, that opened August 29th, is turning its attention away from celebrity and back to the films.

Classical music fest isn't just for snobs Special

Toronto - The Toronto Summer Music Festival is growing in popularity amidst an ever-expanding roster of international and Canadian artists. It’s quickly becoming a summertime "must" for culture vultures interested in a myriad of musical expressions.
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