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NBFF is Looking for Reviewers!

Looking for a way to engage your love of the arts? Apply to become a Newport Beach Film Festival Reviewer! We are in the process of building a permanent Reviewing Team and are looking for thoughtful film lovers to join us. The NBFF is very proud of our unique film review process, which guarantees that...

December 21, 2015July 18, 2018

Lady, My Van is Your Van: “The Lady in the Van”

Another night with the Orange County Film Society; the lights dim, the theater darkens, the sudden bright light of the screen beckons you into its projection, things get a little passionate…Indeed, they do ladies and gentlemen, for film is a loving and numbing mistress. Thursday night’s love affair was The Lady in the Van starring...

December 21, 2015July 18, 2018

‘Joy’ Lifts Spirits at the Last General OCFS Screening of the Year

Our dedicated OCFS Members fought Boat Parade traffic for the chance to enjoy David O’ Russell and Jennifer Lawrence’s latest collaboration, ‘Joy.’  Last night marked more than one milestone as it was Orange County Film Society’s last General Screening of the year, and also, it’s last General screening at the Lido Theater, at least under...

December 19, 2015July 18, 2018

The Nuance and Beauty of ’45 Years’

With awards season upon us, the Orange County Film Society screened 45 Years starring Best Actress Oscar hopeful Charlotte Rampling fresh off of a Critics Choice nomination for her performance as a woman coming to terms with devastating changes in her marriage. The film, directed by Andrew Haigh, premiered to rave reviews at the Berlin...

December 14, 2015July 18, 2018

Theater Watch: What to See in December

As the year comes to an end and the holidays are upon us, we welcome December with open arms and a joyous spirit. What’s so special about December is that it brings us a vast array of film releases, on top of the super quirky and ridiculous holiday expectations. Intertwining horror, drama, comedy and adventure,...

December 10, 2015July 18, 2018

Becoming Bulletproof Oscar Buzz!

  In 2015, Becoming Bulletproof screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival and was met with critical acclaim because of its emotional subject matter. The film chronicles the obstacles of making a western film with AJ Murray, Jeremy Vest and non-profit organization Zeno Mountain Farm. Zeno Mountain Farm is a special, diamond in the rough...

December 1, 2015July 18, 2018

The Stuffed Birds: Giving Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock

Alright, alright, picture this: From outside the icy night, enshrouded in 5:00 PM darkness, you enter a home that is no stranger to the presence of warmth. Your cheeks are rosy from the frosty air (Frosty? It’s California).  I don’t forecast. Anyway, something’s missing. You’re looking for it, left and right, like cars at a...

November 26, 2015July 18, 2018

NBFF Alumni Streaming NOW

After an amazing season of film festivals and releases, we are pleased to present our list of NBFF 2015 alumni films, where you can watch on Netflix or iTunes this month to your own accord! The Water Diviner: Directed by Russell Crowe After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1919, an Australian farmer sets out to...

November 23, 2015July 18, 2018

Kilo Two Bravo Comes to Orange County

Just in time for Veteran’s Day, The Orange County Film Society screened contemporary war film Kilo Two Bravo earlier this week. The film is based on a true story of British soldiers near the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan who become trapped in a dried-out riverbed as a land mine explodes, taking off both legs of...

November 13, 2015July 18, 2018

THEATER WATCH: WHAT TO SEE IN NOVEMBER

Say goodbye to October, and welcome to November! However, you have nothing to fear, because while October introduced many fantastic films November is definitely keeping the streak going. From documentary films, sports dramas and true stories November is a month filled with exciting new releases, and here you can find our top picks!   Brooklyn Directed...

November 10, 2015July 18, 2018