Representation matters for the women in ‘AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR’

April 22nd, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Simply put: the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are absolutely crushing it right now. The badass ladies at the heart of BLACK PANTHER – like Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Okoye (Danai Gurira)– have eclipsed the titular hero as the characters most frequently discussed. The strong female characters showcased in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 – like Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) – also shook up ...


Hooked on feelings: Andrew Haigh lets intuition, inner life lead in ‘LEAN ON PETE’

April 21st, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor AUSTIN — You want to engage a movie’s story. You want to feel for its characters and, at the end of it all, say it was a rewarding journey. But when a movie hits so close to home and is so devastating, how can someone muster up the courage to leave behind his or her own sufferings to endure another’s? Isn’t the idea to escape our lives when watching a movie? Well, not always. In the case of Andrew Haigh’s ...


Filmmaker Deon Taylor shapes suspense & social issues into one in ‘TRAFFIK’

April 18th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Writer-director-producer Deon Taylor is no stranger to taking audiences on a thought-provoking journey with his films. From SUPREMACY, to MEET THE BLACKS, each film turns a spotlight on a societal issue whilst also delivering an entertaining narrative. In his latest, TRAFFIK, investigative journalist Brea (Paula Patton) is on what should be the perfect weekend getaway with her boyfriend John (Omar Epps) when she stumbles upon ...