Director Alexandre Moors adapts lyrical poetry as visual artistry in ‘THE YELLOW BIRDS’

June 14th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Director Alexandre Moors is used to taking relevant, real and resonant hot topics and channeling them into visceral, visionary art. With BLUE CAPRICE, he captured a riveting fictionalized look at 2002’s Beltway sniper attacks. His latest, an adaptation of Kevin Powers’ award-winning novel, THE YELLOW BIRDS takes a fictionalized look at the all-too-real psyche of soldiers in wartime. Much like the novel adapted, Moors ...


Lost ‘DUDES’ found at Oak Cliff Film Fest: An interview with director Penelope Spheeris

Preston Barta // Features Editor There’s a scene in 1985’s BACK TO THE FUTURE where Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) plays a heavy-metal guitar riff for the people of the ’50s. They don’t exactly appreciate it. “Guess you’re not ready for that yet,” Marty sheepishly apologizes. Then he adds: “But your kids are going to love it.” Every once in a while, there’s something so ahead of the cultural curve that it’s misunderstood. It can take ...


The incredible changes ‘INCREDIBLES 2’ went through in its 14-year evolution

June 13th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Every film experiences all kinds of shifting changes in the development process. If that necessary step is completed well, the blueprint formed will lead to a production that can easily bend and shape when new changes arise. Particularly in animation, the years long pre-production stage (which lasts, at minimum, four years) is fairly malleable. Writer-director extraordinaire Brad Bird’s INCREDIBLES 2 is no exception. The ...