Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber place the focus on friendship in ‘THE DISASTER ARTIST’

December 5th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic The thing we had quickly learned was that every time you’d get a question answered, you had seven more questions. It would seem a daunting task to take a story about one of the biggest, baffling cult classics in modern cinematic history and spin it into a respectful, poignant, universal tale about camaraderie, underdogs and dreamers. Yet somehow screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have done so with THE ...

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The trailblazing, feminist force awakens in ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’

December 3rd, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Before we “ooh,” “ahh” and cry “spoilers!” over the bloggosphere about director Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, it’s important to pay respect to a significant part of the force – the women who bring balance to a universe far, far away. While we don’t know much in the way of details, what is clear – and always has been – is the reverence in which these groundbreaking, blockbusting films treat ...

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‘LOVELESS’ director/ co-writer Andrey Zvyagintsev sculpts cinematic taboos into haunting art

December 2nd, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I don’t want to service the viewer. Instead, I want to offer them an uncomfortable reflection of the truth of society, human nature and realistic characters. Back in 2014, Andrey Zvyagintsev made a huge splash internationally with his film LEVIATHAN. It racked up a staggering amount of awards and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win and Academy Award nomination. Having already won the jury prize at this year’s ...

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