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. You can also read a transcript of this... 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.
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.