If want make your own film, taking charge and knowing the lay of the land is absolutely paramount. First time feature filmmaker Valerie Brandy may have had cinematographer Katie Walker and an invested group of actors at her disposal, but for Lola’s Last Letter to become a reality, she essentially wore a ton of creative [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Clint Eastwood directed, Tom Hanks headlined Sully was the undisputed #1 box office champ over the weekend, as it debuted with a solid $35.5 million. The Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall thriller When the Bough Breaks overcame mixed reviews for a second place finish and a haul of $15 million. Unfortunately, the animated feature [...]
Directed by Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood), Complete Unknown is as seductive and unpredictable as its lead character Alice (Rachel Weisz), a woman who has lived different identities and taken on different occupations during her lifetime.
Leaving everything you love and moving on to [...]
Whether it’s The Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man” or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, communicating with aliens is an age old story that continues to intrigue us, and the top notch cast and crew behind Arrival is a good sign that it will be remembered come Awards season.
The Paramount Pictures project doesn’t [...]
Jodie Foster has starred in her share of excellent thrillers (The Silence of the Lambs, Flightplan), and this year she directed the nail-biting thriller Money Monster, a creative venture which is blessed with a top notch script from Jamie Linden and an A-list cast (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell). Paying a slight homage [...]
Available today on Video on Demand, iTunes, and playing in select theaters, Natural Selection is a hard hitting drama about Tyler Evans (Mason Dye), an introspective teenager who’s finding it hard to fit in at his new high school. When charismatic student Indrid Wardin (Ryan Munzert) enters his [...]