Director Michael Cuesta on ‘AMERICAN ASSASSIN’s psychological portrait of a post-9/11 hero

September 13th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Do not mention the name “Jack Ryan” to director Michael Cuesta. He will roll his eyes at you. This is the lesson I learned when I began my line of questioning to the AMERICAN ASSASSIN filmmaker. During our private conversation at the film’s recent Los Angeles press day, he seemed visible annoyed by the superficial comparison between the hugely popular Tom Clancy character to his espionage-tinged action-thriller ...

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The 9 things you should know about ‘AMERICAN ASSASSIN’

September 12th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Revenge is a dish best served cold...and with a side of rage for the hero at the heart of AMERICAN ASSASSIN. The hugely popular “Mitch Rapp” book series by Vince Flynn has been adapted into a gripping, cinematic feature by director Michael Cuesta (KILL THE MESSENGER). In the action-packed thriller, Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) goes on a vengeful quest to avenge the death of his fiancé. He’s recruited by CIA Deputy Director ...

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19 things about ‘ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING’ you probably didn’t know

September 9th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic You might think you know a lot about the 1987 classic ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, but there are so many stories that hadn’t been told before screenwriter David Simkins and stars Keith Coogan and Maia Brewton got together to tell them to the audience at the Egyptian theater in Los Angeles tonight. I, myself, interned at BABYSITTING producer Debra Hill's production offices in the late nineties and didn't know two-thirds of these ...

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