Filmmaker Julia Ducournau bites into the humanity of cannibalism in ‘RAW’

by Preston Barta When you look at movies like 2014’s Boyhood or even last year’s Best Picture-winning Moonlight, it’s easy for people to see their lives reflected on screen because of a filmmaker’s specificity. The more detailed a filmmaker is with his or her film, the more you’ll connect, because individuality is what unites us. While Raw marks Julia Ducournau’s feature debut as a writer and director, she shows no signs of being an amateur. Her ...

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SXSW Movie Review: ‘T2 TRAINSPOTTING’ – the past hurts when you’re not on smack

March 16th, 2017 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic T2 TRAINSPOTTING Rated R, 117 minutes. Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle Danny Boyle’s 1996 film Trainspotting is film where reckless abandon is the primary concern. They lived in the now and nothing else matters. Without a cause, the junkies’ days are filled with looking for a score, spinning vinyl records and introducing the 90s indie-film scene to ...

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SXSW Movie Review: ‘THE DISASTER ARTIST’ – self-sabotage has never been this funny

March 16th, 2017 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic THE DISASTER ARTIST Unrated, 98 minutes. Director: James Franco Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Paul Scheer, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson and Jacki Weaver For those of you that haven’t heard of the endearingly bad film The Room and the cult legend that has followed the phenomenon around the country for the past decade, the significance of James Franco playing the bizarre ...

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