SXSW Interview: ‘EIGHTH GRADE’ director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher

March 19th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor When it comes to crafting an coming of age story, comedian Bo Burnham takes anything but a textbook approach. His tender, true to life EIGHTH GRADE represents today's age remarkably well. Stacking markers, slipping in a “like” between every other word and gushing over the popular kids – we’re nearly in documentary mode here. Last week at the South by Southwest Film Festival we sat down with writer-director Burnham and ...


Author Becky Albertalli & ‘LOVE, SIMON’ continue a necessary conversation

March 16th, 2018 | Book Interview, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Before we were able to call upon director Greg Berlanti’s LOVE, SIMON to give us the heartswells, it was author Becky Albertalli who put pen to paper creating such an indelible character with such an important story. Her book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda opened readers’ hearts to a compelling coming-of-age, story of Simon Spiers’ trials and tribulations over coming out to his family and friends. The novel became a ...


‘TOMB RAIDER’ director Roar Uthaug cracks the code to capturing a clever, capable heroine

March 15th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Not only does filmmaker Roar Uthaug have one of the best names in the business, his films all contain one common through-line – a strong female heroine. His latest, TOMB RAIDER, is based on the 2013 video game reboot (one of the most successful in the franchise’s history) and has one bad-ass, kick-ass, thrilling heroine at the heart of the action. In the action-adventure, fiercely independent 21-year-old Lara Croft ...