• Manny the Movie Guy’s SHORTFEST Picks

    The 29th Palm Springs International Shortfest is in full swing.  Out of thousands of entries, only 300 films made the cut to join the competitive award-qualifying festival.  That still can be quite daunting when you’re trying to choose which film to see. 

  • Shortfest 2023: “Gianna”

    Filipino-American actress Rivkah Reyes wrote and starred in the short film “Gianna” blending horror and cult film genres.  Reyes plays the dual role of Gina and her inner demon Gianna.  I spent some time with Reyes to talk about the making of the film, its horror roots, and its LGBTQ+ tone. 

  • Pilot Error Blamed For Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

    The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas, killing Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, became disoriented in heavy fog that left him unable to discern up from down, causing him to slam the copter in a hillside, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded pilot error […]

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