Director Roger Michell on the sacrifice and timely vision of Daphne du Maurier’s ‘MY COUSIN RACHEL’

June 8th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic It’s so beguiling to not know whether she’s good or bad. It’s a brilliant ride in that respect. Author Daphne du Maurier’s novels have been the stuff of cinematic profundity for decades now. Each focuses on timeless themes and strong character development, frequently pitting love and obsession as the villain. In the long line of silver screen adaptations (REBECCA, THE BIRDS, HUNGRY HILL, DON’T LOOK NOW), comes a more ...

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Patience pays off for ‘SHIMMER LAKE’ writer-director Oren Uziel

June 8th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic In some ways I’m happy it took this long. They say that hindsight is 20/20, but never does this phrase feel more applicable than to that of the catchy hook in writer-director Oren Uziel’s SHIMMER LAKE. The neo-noir crime picture plays backwards, recounting day by day a reversed series of events that leads up to a small-town bank heist gone awry. It’s a terrific thrilling mystery that culminates in a ultra-clever reveal. ...

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Comedian-actor Demetri Martin shakes up the indie formula with ‘DEAN’

June 2nd, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor DEAN Rated R, 87 minutes. Director: Demetri Martin Cast: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen and Florence Marcisak Sometimes an independently produced dramatic comedy looks like "Indie: The Movie," seemingly containing all the bits we're used to seeing from the genre: hand-drawn animation throughout, awkward characters played by lesser-known actors, music that sounds like it was ripped from ...

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