Animation Directors Merlin Crossingham & Will Becher “massage” ‘EARLY MAN’ to life

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Filmmaking is such a collaborative effort. Never has a sentiment rung truer than in the medium of animation, where the finished product is the result of the efforts of a team of creative, talented people. In the case of director Nick Park’s  EARLY MAN, animation directors Merlin Crossingham and Will Becher were tasked with helping bring the story of a caveman (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) saving his home from a greedy ruler ...


Director Nick Park brings humor, homage & heart to ‘EARLY MAN’

February 14th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 2 Comments

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I had to pinch myself, thinking, ‘I’m massaging Tom Hiddleston!’ [laughs]. I’m sure many would pay good money to see this. Nick Park has introduced us to loveable, indelible characters and built wonderful worlds that have opened our imaginations. Whether it be a story about a man and his clever dog (the WALLACE & GROMIT series), a flock of rebellious chickens staging a great escape (CHICKEN RUN), or an expose on the ...


The warrior women of Wakanda are worth celebrating in ‘BLACK PANTHER’

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic It’s just like Marvel to keep its audience on the edge of their seats with their fantastic, bold, creative visions. However, even in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they still manage to surprise us in exciting, exhilarating and empowering ways. While the titular character in director/ co-writer Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER will assuredly inspire everyone with a pulse, it’s the women of this world that ...