AFI Fest Review: ‘BIRD BOX’ is a soaring survivalist journey

November 13th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic BIRD BOX Not Yet Rated, 117 minutes Directed by: Susanne Bier Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald, Rosa Salazar, Machine Gun Kelly, Jacki Weaver, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Julian Edwards, Vivien Lyra Blair Who says walking through life blindfolded isn’t beneficial? Literally being blindfolded is a technique developed by the characters in director Susanne ...

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[INTERVIEW] Screenwriter John Morris on the emotional hook of ‘INSTANT FAMILY’

November 13th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Surprisingly, it wasn’t an immediate decision for the stellar screenwriting duo of John Morris and Sean Anders (DADDY'S HOME) to tackle the story that drives INSTANT FAMILY. However, a handful of years later and with the perfect amount of reflective distance behind them, Morris pitched the idea of Anders’ personal introduction to fatherhood through foster care adoption to great success. The fictionalization of Anders’ ...

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Movie Review: ‘ON THE BASIS OF SEX’ – Notorious RBG: Origins

November 11th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic ON THE BASIS OF SEX Rated PG-13, 120 minutes Directed by: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates Director Mimi Leder’s ON THE BASIS OF SEX opens with some powerful imagery: As a percussive marching band plays, accompanied by a male chorus, a mass of homogenously power-suited men walk proudly to their first day at Harvard Law School. And in ...

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