‘BOOK OF HENRY’ director writes a new chapter in filmmaking

June 17th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Filmmakers have to shoulder a lot of responsibility when they take on blockbuster entertainment. Oftentimes it can demand two to three years of their lives, if not more. So it's no wonder why top-tier directors feel the need to sneak in smaller-scale projects between the ones that leave them rather burnt out. This shows remarkably well in the career of director Colin Trevorrow, who made his feature debut with the 2012 indie ...


The women of CARS 3 add power, heart & tenacity to the revved up engine

June 11th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Though Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is still very much a major player in director Brian Fee’s CARS 3, it’s the newest female characters, who really help drive home the empowering message of the narrative. They are strong. They are smart. They are inspiring personalities. In this third chapter of our beloved four-wheeled hero’s adventures, #95 is wrestling a huge career decision: whether or not to retire ...


‘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 ...