‘MEGAN LEAVEY’ producer analyzes importance of tearjerkers

Preston Barta // Features Editor MEGAN LEAVEY Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Cast: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Geraldine James, Common, Edie Falco, Will Patton and Miguel Gomez Among the evil devices a filmmaker can unleash on an audience, none of them are as potent as a weepy dog movie. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an animal lover who registers every distressed one on screen with ...

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Science of love: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK’s Karen Allen makes her directing debut

Preston Barta // Editor While she has many film and television credits to her name including RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, STARMAN and ANIMAL HOUSE, Karen Allen has been exercising her creative mind for some time. Whether it's writing stories or directing theatre, it’s clear she's made to do more than light up the screen and dazzle us with her charm and strong characters. After directing theatre for the past decade, many began to ask the question of when Allen ...

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‘VOICE FROM THE STONE,’ starring Emilia Clarke, trades scares for eerie romance

Preston Barta // Editor VOICE FROM THE STONE Rated R, 94 minutes. Director: Eric D. Howell Cast: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Edward Dring, Caterina Murino and Lisa Gastoni VOICE FROM THE STONE, which premieres tonight at the USA Film Festival (Apr. 26-30), is disguised as a dark, bad dream that oozes with creepiness. If you’ve seen the film’s trailer, the chilling sound effects, the large castle setting and story of a house full of secrets ...

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