Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber place the focus on friendship in ‘THE DISASTER ARTIST’

December 5th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic The thing we had quickly learned was that every time you’d get a question answered, you had seven more questions. It would seem a daunting task to take a story about one of the biggest, baffling cult classics in modern cinematic history and spin it into a respectful, poignant, universal tale about camaraderie, underdogs and dreamers. Yet somehow screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have done so with THE ...

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‘LOVELESS’ director/ co-writer Andrey Zvyagintsev sculpts cinematic taboos into haunting art

December 2nd, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I don’t want to service the viewer. Instead, I want to offer them an uncomfortable reflection of the truth of society, human nature and realistic characters. Back in 2014, Andrey Zvyagintsev made a huge splash internationally with his film LEVIATHAN. It racked up a staggering amount of awards and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win and Academy Award nomination. Having already won the jury prize at this year’s ...

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Movie Review: ‘MOLLY’S GAME’ – Poker? I hardly know her!

November 29th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MOLLY’S GAME Rated R, 140 minutes Director: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong and Chris O'Dowd Poker is a game of skill, strategy and gambling. So is the art of filmmaking. Luckily for writer Aaron Sorkin, he’s got the skills and strategies tucked way under his belt. Now it’s time for the gamble: his debut as a director. And he gets a straight flush ...

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