Director X on the social justice commentary of ‘SUPERFLY’

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Updating a beloved classic film can be tricky business. Not all remakes pay their respects to the source material as fluidly and successfully as Director X’s modernization of the 1972 blaxploitation classic, SUPERFLY. Maybe that’s because the tissue connecting the two films, separating each by decades, is a timeless commentary on social justice. Each film was able to channel timely societal frustrations, turning them into ...


Director Jeff Tomsic makes a juvenile game fully cinematic & heart-filled in ‘TAG’

June 12th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 1 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Why did a Hollywood studio make a movie about the childhood classic game of tag? Because it would be awesome – that’s why. It may sound like a joke that a simple playground activity many of us participated in our youth, forms the base for a wholly cinematic, highly comedic and action-packed tale about friendship. However, director Jeff Tomsic’s TAG is actually based on one particular group of friends’ real life, ...


Jason Mitchell finds creativity in his craft and clothing in ‘SUPERFLY’

June 11th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Jason Mitchell hit the ground running back in 2015, giving a masterful performance playing “Eazy-E” in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. He’s been on a role since, turning in acclaimed work in films like DETROIT and MUDBOUND, and on the small screen, in TV shows like THE CHI. He was able to get a little scrappy, mixing things up, having fun in the role of “Eddie,” in Director X’s remake of the 70’s classic, SUPERFLY. ...