Interviews

Paul Greengrass, the U.K. filmmaker responsible for such gritty slices of realism, as “Captain Phillips”(2013), “Bloody Sunday” (2002), “Flight 93 and the Bourne films came to the Chicago AMC Theater on Monday, October 1, in support of his Netflix film “22 July,” which focuses on the Norwegian massacre of 77 people—-mostly adolescents—that took place on
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Director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) at the screening of “The Front Runner” in Chicago on October 21, 2018. (Photo by Connie Wilson). “The Front Runner,” starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Jason Reitner, was the favorite film I saw this past 54th Chicago International Film Festival. It reminded me of “The Candidate” directed
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Genre:  Drama, War storyLength: 100 minutesDirector:  Matthew HeinemanScreenplay:  Aresh Amel, based on Vanity Fair’s article “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” written by Marie BrennerCast:  Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dorman, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci Director Matthew Heineman of “A Private War” at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Connie Wilson). Director Matthew
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The new indie domestic horror flick “Something” presents a mysteriously disturbing premise rooted in seemingly unremarkable circumstances. When asked during my recent interview how he arrived at this unusual dynamic, Writer/Director Stephen Portland candidly concedes it was a matter of creativity born of a shoestring budget. “I wasn’t going to have the ability to do
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Suzanne Weinert is the president of Flatiron Pictures, located in Austin (TX),which specializes in producing independent feature films throughout the Southwest. Her short “A Good Son,” which she directed, just had its World Premiere at SXSW. Thematically, it bears some resemblance to a Burt Reynolds film, “The End.” (1978). It is playing at the Boston
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Teenage heart throb Zac Efron plays the diabolical Ted Bundy in the Netflix film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premiered Thursday evening at the Tribeca Film Festival. Efron acquits himself well in a part that must have been excruciating to inhabit; he plays a psychopath who murdered women by reeling them in with
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[embedded content] This is an especially well acted film. Khalil McMillan delivers a piercing performance in “What Death Leaves Behind” as a troubled husband and father whose life is torn apart after undergoing an organ transplant. Scott A. Hamilton does a superb job of directing a roundly impressive cast, among them veteran actor Christopher Mann,
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