[INTERVIEW] ‘MARY POPPINS RETURNS’ right on time – and when we need her the most

December 6th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Mary Poppins is the nanny we all need right now – someone whose unconventional way of thinking will illuminate the path in life’s darkness. She comforts us in our time of desperate need. Her specific brand of making “the medicine go down” is “practically perfect in every way.” And it’s for those reasons the sequel to her classic 1964 film, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, is such a warmly welcomed sequel for our current ...

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[INTERVIEW] Brady Corbet, Natalie Portman & Sia fuse character drive with pop music in ‘VOX LUX’

November 26th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If you felt A STAR IS BORN lacked a stinging commentary of our pop music landscape, writer-director Brady Corbet has a movie for you. In VOX LUX, he connects the manipulated machinations of pop music with provocative socio-political commentary set against a historical backdrop. It’s also a fireworks-laden showcase for star Natalie Portman to deliver a magnificent, cutting performance. Simply put: it’s an ambitious film, ...

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[INTERVIEW] John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman on their animated reunion, ‘RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET’

November 20th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic The blessing of any sequel is seeing its beloved stars reunite. However, for an animated sequel, it’s not about seeing the talent perform together, but rather hearing their chemistry sonically pop like popcorn once again. And that’s exactly what happens for the two leads of director Phil Johnston and Rich Moore's RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return to their respective roles as Ralph and ...

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