Filmmakers Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein break through convention with ‘I FEEL PRETTY’

April 16th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I FEEL PRETTY is not the movie you think it is based on the trailers you saw. Seasoned writers/ first time directors Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein have assuredly taken great craft and care not to make the film many have condemned for being tone-deaf and body-shaming. Instead, they’ve made a film that seeks to empower women to reclaim their confident spirit. After Renee (Amy Schumer) hits her head during a rigorous ...

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‘YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE’ author Jonathan Ames finds creative symbiosis with Lynne Ramsay & Joaquin Phoenix

April 13th, 2018 | Book Interview, Books, Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Multi-hyphanate Jonathan Ames has been a storyteller all his life, whether that be as an actor, having acted in television (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DRUNK HISTORY) and films (THE GIRL UNDER THE WAVES, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD), or creating critically-acclaimed shows like BLUNT TALK and BORED TO DEATH. Somewhere in between, he’s found other stories of his own to write, filling the pages of nine books, to be exact. But it’s one ...

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Filmmaker Brad Silberling highlights the extraordinary in ‘AN ORDINARY MAN’

April 10th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There’s nothing ordinary about the character at the center of writer-director Brad Silberling’s AN ORDINARY MAN. No, this man – a general (Sir Ben Kingsley) – is an Eastern European war criminal, shuffled from safe house, to safe house, living a life of solitude. That is until a maid, Tanja (Hera Hilmar), enters his life, giving him an opportunity to have a real human connection. I spoke with the gracious filmmaker ...

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