I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Features Editor
Opening this weekend is the war-drama MIDWAY.
Written by Wes Tooke (COLONY series) and directed by Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE PATRIOT), the film boasts an ensemble cast, including Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Kleintank, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore and Nick Jonas.
MIDWAY begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) and proceeds to the Battle of Midway, which took place between June 4 and 7 in 1942. The battle was fought between the American Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy, and it became a turning point in World War II. The film’s story shares this snapshot of history and is told from the leaders and sailors who fought.
Fresh Fiction film reporter Preston Barta sat down with Skrein and Kleintank, who portray two American men who helped change the course of history, recently in Dallas to talk about the theme of sacrifice and what we can learn from it, the multi-perspective aspect of its storytelling, and how these two individuals fashioned a genuine bond for their characters.
Our interview with actors Ed Skrein and Luke Kleintank of ‘MIDWAY’
MIDWAY opens nationwide on November 8, 2019.