On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, all three films get my personal stamp of approval and are definitely worth checking out in theaters. However, Anderson absolutely disliked the documentary Cameraperson (I loved it). Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, whose previous director of photography credits include Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, culls seemingly disparate footage from her 25 year [...]
The challenge of doing a medical drama, first and foremost, is spouting out all that medical jargon without making it look like you’re struggling to find the words. But it’s the second season for Chicago Med, and actor Colin Donnell (Dr. Rhodes) is more than up to that task.
“All of that technical [...]
One of this year’s finest films, the heartbreaking and uplifting documentary Gleason (R, 110 minutes), hits DVD November 1 and digital October 25 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The project centers on Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints defensive back who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Several weeks after receiving [...]
Chicago P.D. actor Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Detective Jay Halstead on the show, has never been afraid to express his opinions on his Twitter account, and it’s refreshing to come across someone who isn’t afraid of dishing out some honest insights. During our interview with Soffer, said that Chicago P.D. offers viewers, no matter [...]
The oft-used phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” may come to mind with movie buffs enamored with Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai and John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven. But director Antoine Fuqua’s latest film The Magnificent Seven will hopefully stand on its own while paying subtle homage to its predecessors. [...]
Powered by great word of mouth and a trailer that immediately went viral, This Is Us should not have problems attracting a solid audience when it premieres Tuesday night on NBC (10/9c). One of the selling points of the show is that it comes from the creative mind of Dan Fogelman, the man behind the [...]
It was a big night for actor/comic Louie Anderson, who received an Emmy for his work as Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) mother on the FX series Baskets. Anderson, known for his deadpan sarcastic wit, was on the receiving end of a Jimmy Kimmel crack delivering his acceptance speech.
“I never [...]
One of today’s more promising filmmakers director Matt Johnson, as he received his share of momentum thanks to his 2013 feature The Dirties. He reteams with good friend Owen Williams with Operation Avalanche, a 94 minute thriller which centers on two CIA agents (Johnson, Williams) attempt to fake [...]
Although Orson Welles is known for directing visually arresting and occasionally sumptuous black and white films (Touch of Evil, Citizen Kane, The Lady From Shanghai), The Immortal Story is evidence of his painterly approach to color. Welles’ collaboration with French New Wave cinematographer Willy Kurant (Masculin Féminin, The Night of the Following Day) was a [...]
Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, Snowden centers on the former NSA contractor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who, as a whistle blower, was eventually exiled to Moscow. Some view his actions as traitorous, while many view Edward Snowden as a hero.
“(The movie) shows two different kinds of patriotism,” said Gordon-Levitt. “There’s the kind where you’re [...]