It's that time of year again where several of our members are glued to their computers screening submissions to the Newport Beach Film Festival. It's a great opportunity to see a gem before the rest of the world. Or a great time waster since there's some real dreck submitted.
Screeners are sworn to confidentiality. Not only can we not share the names of the films we screen, or our opinions of them, but we cannot watch them with anyone who is not also a screener.
Once the program schedule is final, and printed, we are free to advise our readers on the films to see. And we will.
In the meantime, our scribe has watched two full-length horror films. One was truly awful and the other was very interesting, and scary. She recommended the later be shown. We'll see.