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February, 2020


Film Review: The Call Of The Wild

Director:    Chris Sanders Cast:    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell Rating:     PG Running Time:     100 Australian Distributor:     Walt Disney Studio   The Call of the Wild, Jack London’s 1903 novel about a dog’s adventures in the Yukon, has already been adapted to the screen five times. This, the first 21st century adaptation, comes from animation director Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon) and marks his first time working with a live-action cast. The film itself isRead More

2020 Farmer & The Owl Festival

***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19***   Farmer & The Owl Festival 2020 1st Line-Up Announcement Hot Chip Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats || Sleaford Mods Weyes Blood|| Fat White Family|| Drab Majesty Miss June|| Body Type || Rebel Yell  + more to be announced … Collectively Curated by The Farmer & The Owl Label Family Hockey Dad, Bad//Dreems, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength Saturday February 29th, MacCabe Park Wollongong   The Farmer & The Owl Festival made its successful debut in March 2019, within the steel lined laneways andRead More

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were held recently and were hosted by returning host Aubrey Plaza.Top nominated movies included The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems, and main star Adam Sandler also received an individual nod. The latter film was also nominated for Best Feature, as was Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern.The award ceremony took place in Santa Monica, California and aired live on IFC.Check out a full list of winners of the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards:Best Feature A Hidden Life Clemency The Farewell – WINNER Marriage Story Uncut GemsBest First Feature Booksmart – WINNER The Climb Diane TheRead More

NIWAKA at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Actress Rachel Brosnahan looked stunning at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a black gown paired with NIWAKA Fine Jewellery. Rachel Brosnahan wore our HANAYUKI white gold and diamond earrings and ring, KARAHANA white gold and diamond ring and YAEGASUMI white gold and diamond ring.             Actress Olivia Wilde looked stunning at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a black gown paired with NIWAKA Fine Jewellery. Olivia Wilde wore our KYOKOMICHI white gold and diamond earrings, bracelet and ring.          Read More


Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Live at the Roundhouse is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It’s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, returns to the group’s earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken. Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for theRead More

The Premiere of “The Photograph” in New York

The Premiere of the film “The Photograph” was held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the SVA Theatre in New York, NY. STORY On Valentine’s Day, Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure, Little) and LaKeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) connect in a romance where a woman must learn from the secrets in her mother’s past if she is to move forward and allow herself to love and be loved. When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry and full ofRead More

Stephanie Shepherd Moderates at The 2020 MAKERS Conference

Stephanie Shepherd (pictured right) moderated a Fireside Chat at the sixth annual MAKERS Conference held at The Intercontinental in Downtown Los Angeles where she interviewed two climate activists — Wawa Gatheru and Tokata Iron Eyes. Annually, The MAKERS Conference brings together 500+ of the most powerful names in business, politics, entertainment, tech, and finance to explore ways to accelerate the equality movement via compelling videos, provocative conversations, and onstage pledges for change. Some of this year’s speakers included Chelsea Handler, Billy Eichner, Olivia Wilde, Jenny Yang, Mj Rodriguez, Tony Hawk, Julie Taylor, Cameron Esposito, andRead More

Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes Monterey Yoga

Portola Hotel & Spa, the elegant Four-Diamond hotel situated along Central California’s Monterey Bay, is pleased to announce its partnership with Monterey Yoga. The locally owned and operated studio has officially relocated to the Portola Hotel’s new on-site yoga space. Serving the Monterey Peninsula since 2010, Monterey Yoga offers daily traditional and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes, including traditional Mysore, led group classes, workshops, private classes, and Yoga for Kids. Monterey Yoga’s new home studio is located inside the Hotel’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center along Alvarado Street with on-site sessions and aRead More

92nd annual Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-nine films were submitted in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The films, listed inRead More


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards. The EE British Academy Film Awards, which recognise the very best in film of the past year, take place on Sunday 2 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD in the UK and in all major territories around the world. A total of 39 feature films received nominations today.Read More