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Roald Dahl’s The Witches Review

October 22, 2020 | By
<em>Roald Dahl’s The Witches</em> Review

Why another movie based on Roald Dahl’s The Witches — this one directed by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis — might be of interest to crafts and crew would seem obvious, although it’s been so long since I’ve personally seen the 1990 version directed by Nicholas Roeg I wouldn’t even know where to begin if... »

Review: Sofia Coppola’s On The Rocks

September 25, 2020 | By
Review: Sofia Coppola’s <em>On The Rocks</em>

Seventeen years ago, filmmaker Sofia Coppola first teamed with actor Bill Murray for her second film, Lost in Translation. It changed so much for everyone involved, especially Coppola, who became only the second woman to get an Oscar nomination for her directing. Following a recent Christmas special for Netflix, Coppola and Murray reunite for... »

Mulan Review

September 3, 2020 | By
<em>Mulan</em> Review

In 1998, Walt Disney Pictures released the animated movie Mulan, based on the Chinese narrative poem, The Ballad of Mulan. As with so many other animated movies from that period, Disney decided to convert Mulan into a live action epic, similar to last year’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast a few years earlier. Helming... »

The Personal History of David Copperfield Review

August 25, 2020 | By
<em>The Personal History of David Copperfield</em> Review

Director: Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin); Adapted by Iannucci and Simon Blackwell from the Charles Dickens novel. Plot: Following the life story of David Copperfield (Dev Patel), a young man who comes from a life of poverty in Yarmouth, England, who slowly works his way up the social scale, doing various... »

Review: The One and Only Ivan

August 18, 2020 | By
Review: <em>The One and Only Ivan</em>

Directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You); Adapted from Katherine Applegate’s children’s book by Mike White.    Plot: Just off a highway exit, the Big Top Mall is very different from other malls, mainly because it includes a circus run by showman Mack (Bryan Cranston) with a number of animal acts, including the headliner, a silverback... »

Leslie Ann Coles Resurrects Melody Maker in New Documentary

December 18, 2019 | By
Leslie Ann Coles Resurrects <em>Melody Maker</em> in New Documentary

Paul McCartney. Diana Ross. Mick Jagger. Linda Ronstadt. Robert Plant. Icons of rock ‘n’ roll, all photographed by Barrie Wentzell between 1965 and 1975 for Melody Maker, the premiere weekly music magazine in London at the time. Enter Toronto-based filmmaker Leslie Ann Coles, whose new project Melody Makers, releasing today, documents that formative period... »

Contender: Director Jay Roach Bombshell

December 13, 2019 | By
Contender: Director Jay Roach <em>Bombshell</em>

Having directed the recent politically-oriented dramas Recount, Game Change, Trumbo, and All the Way, Jay Roach was naturally offered the Fox News-based drama Bombshell, releasing today. “You only get offered the things that you’ve already done,” Roach revealed of Hollywood’s classic preferences. “I do just have a strong desire to figure out what happened... »

Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

May 9, 2018 | By
Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

            In select theaters on June 8, 2018.   View the official trailer here.           From Academy Award winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a gifted... »

The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

April 5, 2018 | By
The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

The Heart of Nuba is a humanitarian heart-based documentary directed and produced by Kenneth A. Carlson. Carlson is a non-fiction filmmaker mostly known for his work on Go Tigers! This documentary focuses on the selfless service of Dr. Tom Catena and the essence of the Nuba people. The Nuba Mountains are located in South... »

I Feel Pretty

March 16, 2018 | By
<em>I Feel Pretty</em>

In I Feel Pretty, an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall, believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when... »

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