[INTERVIEW] David Heyman produces a potent potion with ‘FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD’

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic David Heyman’s found the magical ingredients for cinematic success after waving a magic wand – or rather, writing his name with a pen – signing on to produce the HARRY POTTER series. He even parlayed that monetary victory into another incredibly awesome franchise: PADDINGTON. This year, audiences have been lucky enough to have somewhat of a delightful bookend, having started with PADDINGTON 2 and now almost closing on his ...


AFI Fest Review: ‘SHOPLIFTERS’ of the world unite…and go see this uplifting masterpiece

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU) Rated R, 121 minutes Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki In SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU), filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda takes a whimsical story about a ragtag band of hustlers living on the fringes of Tokyo and turns it into a gutting, heartrending study of the human need for love. This redemptive and insightful ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’ proves its STILL one of the year’s best and most important films

November 10th, 2018 | Blu-ray Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic BLACKkKLANSMAN Rated R, 134 minutes. Director: Spike Lee Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace BLACKkKLANSMAN opened in theaters 3 months ago and it's still one of the five best films of the year. The pure visual bombast of Spike Lee’s most entertaining film in a decade is also his most socially relevant. The legendary filmmaker has made a piece of work for the people and it’s a film ...