by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Stories that deal with psychological conditions can be difficult to craft and even more challenging to execute. Creating a protagonist who doesn’t become a victim and who the audience enjoys spending time with are only a few of the difficulties filmmakers can run into. Director Monty Whitebloom’s latest project, Love is Blind... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Brian Presley worked in front of the camera for more than twenty years before finally getting an opportunity to write and direct his own feature film. The Great Alaskan Race tells the story of a group of mushers that traveled 700 miles over a treacherous terrain to save the children of Nome, Alaska,... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Savannah Knoop spent six years pretending to be the acclaimed and mysterious author J.T. LeRoy, a fictitious literary persona made up by her sister-in-law, the writer of the LeRoy books. After the exposure of the rouse, Knoop went on to craft her experiences into a celebrated memoir, which has now been... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Many a prudent young screenwriter spends much of their time struggling to come up with contained stories that can be shot on tiny budgets without feeling either contained or tiny. It's an incredibly difficult feat, and one that Jeremy Ungar has pulled off in his new film, Ride. In the rush... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved characters in literature. The story of Pooh and his friends has delighted children and adults alike since his introduction to audiences nearly 100 years ago. Disney’s most recent project bringing Pooh to the screen, centers around the affable bear’s human companion, Christopher Robin. Producer... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Writer/director Brian Taylor is known for his totally unique, irreverent voice as a filmmaker. It's the first thing you notice about his past films Crank and Gamer, his new television show Happy!, and that voice is certainly crystal clear in his latest film, Mom and Dad, which hits theaters today. Mom... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week's episode of the podcast I talk with actress and producer Kaily Smith Westbrook about her new film, People You May Know. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtWDUcNh3mY&w=640&h=360] You can also read a transcript... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Every year a few new Christmas movies are thrust upon theater audiences, and they are usually forgotten well before December 25. But once in a while, a movie strikes a chord and gives us something new to look forward to each holiday season. Any list of modern-day Christmas classics must include... Continue Reading →
The amazing thing about any movie is not whether it’s good, but that it got made at all.
A movie is not a book. If the source material is a book, you cannot be too respectful of the book. All you owe to the book is the spirit. Everything else-- just tear that motherfucker apart.