The web site Honeycutt’s Hollywood extends to all parts of the globe where Cinema is alive and vibrant.
I’m Kirk Honeycutt. As chief film critic for two major Los Angeles publications at The Hollywood Reporter and Daily News, I traveled extensively and eagerly to watch, review and report on movies. Throw in service on festival juries and reporting excursions for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other publications and you can see that the movie bug has taken me to four continents and innumerable festivals, some very famous international destinations and others that are content to be local festivals extremely well programmed. It didn’t really matter. To be surrounded by movies and movie lovers is pure joy.
So HoneycuttsHollywood.com revels in Cinema. It demands only the readers take movies seriously — especially the funny ones! The art form is currently threatened with sensory overload. Hype, gossip, celebrity bullshit, infatuation with CGI and 3D, studio prevarication and cowardice have gummed up the glorious storytelling form. And despite the freedom granted to independent filmmakers making low or almost no-budget films with lightweight, easily affordable equipment, far too many indies make calling-card movies for Hollywood rather than delivering new visions and new voices.
Nevertheless, brilliant new movies surface every year. Films continue to weave together art, politics, philosophy, ideology, technology and history in strikingly new and entertaining ways. Movies continue to enthrall and captivate moviegoers. I never happier than in that moment when the lights dim and the first images hits the screen. The movie is about to begin.
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