[INTERVIEW] Brady Corbet, Natalie Portman & Sia fuse character drive with pop music in ‘VOX LUX’

November 26th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If you felt A STAR IS BORN lacked a stinging commentary of our pop music landscape, writer-director Brady Corbet has a movie for you. In VOX LUX, he connects the manipulated machinations of pop music with provocative socio-political commentary set against a historical backdrop. It’s also a fireworks-laden showcase for star Natalie Portman to deliver a magnificent, cutting performance. Simply put: it’s an ambitious film, ...

READ MORE

AFI Fest Review: ‘MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS’ is more than a textbook period piece

November 16th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Rated R, 125 minutes Directed by: Josie Rourke Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, James McArdle, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Adrian Lester Director Josie Rourke’s MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS may not be entirely historically accurate, but it does show how to create a feminist-friendly, diverse biopic with all the dramatic dynamics of ...

READ MORE

AFI Fest Review: ‘BIRD BOX’ is a soaring survivalist journey

November 13th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic BIRD BOX Not Yet Rated, 117 minutes Directed by: Susanne Bier Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald, Rosa Salazar, Machine Gun Kelly, Jacki Weaver, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Julian Edwards, Vivien Lyra Blair Who says walking through life blindfolded isn’t beneficial? Literally being blindfolded is a technique developed by the characters in director Susanne ...

READ MORE