[INTERVIEW] Filmmaker Jennifer Kaytin Robinson does right by the genre and subgenre with ‘SOMEONE GREAT’

April 17th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

DeWanda Wise, Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow in SOMEONE GREAT. Courtesy of Netflix. Courtney Howard // Film Critic Romantic comedies set in big bustling New York City aren’t exactly a rarity. However, when it comes to writer-director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s SOMEONE GREAT, the picture it paints has a palette and sheen uniquely its own. This romcom is unlike others as the filmmaker has ever so slightly tweaked genre tropes to fit her brilliant, ...

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[INTERVIEW] Gugu Mbatha-Raw found intimacy & identity with ‘FAST COLOR’

April 15th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Writer-director Julia Hart’s FAST COLOR isn’t the sort of film one can nail down in terms of its genre. With its wonderfully rich world-building and delicate character relationships, its mix of superhero sci-fi, familial drama and western influences form a unique identity. And there’s no one better to bring the role of Ruth – a woman on the run forced to return home to reckon with her inner demons and her past – to ...

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[INTERVIEW] Filmmaker Jennifer Kaytin Robinson turned personal heartbreak into profundity with ‘SOMEONE GREAT’

April 15th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield in SOMEONE GREAT. Courtesy of Netflix. Courtney Howard // Film Critic In her early twenties, writer-director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson went through a devastating heartbreak. Instead of internalizing the pain, anguish and frustration over the relationship’s end, she repackaged that emotional finality into the screenplay for SOMEONE GREAT. This empowering narrative about two friends (played by DeWanda Wise and Brittany ...

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