Monday, November 20, 2017

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Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017
Review: Director Trey Edward Shults' "It Comes at Night" 
"It Comes at Night " has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going. That's not an accident or a mistake, however. More likely, it's a cheeky riff on the leaden, generic titles of so many jump-scare films before...
Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017
Review: Director David Soren's "Captain Underpants" 
With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. What you may not expect is a sweet story that touches on adult loneliness, the importance of arts education and how laughter and friendship are life essentials at any age. Based on the popular children's...
Wednesday, May. 31, 2017
Review: Director David Leveaux's "The Exception"
Has any lion in winter ever roared like Christopher Plummer? In British theater director David Leveaux's WWII thriller "The Exception," Plummer plays Wilhelm II, the exiled emperor of Germany and king of Prussia who, having abdicated the throne after the defeat of World War I, has spent the last...
Tuesday, May. 30, 2017
Review: Director Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman"
"Wonder Woman " has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its center, "Wonder Woman" the movie rises with powerful...
Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
Review: Director David Michod's "War Machine" Starring Brad Pitt
Here's a general rule of thumb: If you're going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie's story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you'd do well to make sure that the narrator is a compelling one. Unfortunately for writer and...
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Cannes Lions Preview: Film, Glass, Innovation, Entertainment and Music Jury Perspectives
Wendy Clark has a propensity for breaking new ground at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In 2011, when she was president of Sparkling Brands and Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, Clark became the first client-side marketer to head the Creative Effectiveness...
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Producers' Survey: For Those Who Aspire, Words That Inspire
Getting your foot in the door, opening the door, crossing the threshold, building a sense of belonging are among the key steps for new talent to establish itself in the industry. But attaining each step is a challenge—one we hope made a little easier by career advice offered by a cross-section of...
Tuesday, May. 16, 2017
Review: Director Robin Swicord's "Wakefield" Starring Bryan Cranston 
Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film "Wakefield." Bryan Cranston stars as Howard Wakefield, a successful, upper class...
Wednesday, May. 10, 2017
Review: Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant"
Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 "colonists" in hyper sleep and years to go until they reach their destination. But when a shock wave from a solar flare jostles...
Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
Review: Director Laura Poitras' "Risk"
With all the weighty and momentous issues raised in "Risk," Laura Poitras' fascinating, thorny, and remarkably timely documentary on Julian Assange, one of the more subtly illuminating scenes is about something as inconsequential as a haircut. The WikiLeaks founder is getting his locks trimmed, and...