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 ...

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Finding the boss: John Travolta on becoming ‘GOTTI’ [Video interview]

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

Preston Barta // Features Editor Fresh Fiction and Denton Record-Chronicle reporter Preston Barta sat down with John Travolta to discuss his upcoming feature GOTTI, the true story of the titular Italian-American gangster (John Gotti) who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. The film is also centers on the relationship Gotti had with his son, John Gotti Jr. (Spencer Rocco Lofranco). In the interview, they discuss the duality of Gotti, ...

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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, ...

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