‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Cast Tapped for Palm Springs Film Festival Honor

Selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Ensemble Performance Award, Mary Poppins manages to “re-create the magic and adventure of the first film,” according to Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. The highly acclaimed sequel stars Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Salah and Joel Dawson, while touting…

Harold Matzner Closes Film Festival, Setting Stage For Oscars

By Betty Francis This year’s closing film, “Last Cab To Darwin” (Australia) and the after party at the Palm Springs Renaissance were impressive but drew a crowd slightly smaller than last year’s final events. My observation was that this was caused by a perfect storm…