Room (Review)
Oct21

Room (Review)

With awards season coming up, you’ve inevitably heard about Lenny Abrahamson’s film Room, and for good reason. It’s a solid film that features a simply fantastic performance from up and coming actress Brie Larson that will more than likely get her a Best Actress nomination which is richly deserved. However as an overall film Room is on the plus side of good but Larson’s performance makes it a must-see. (This is also a difficult film...

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It’s Time for the Mill Valley Film Festival
Oct09

It’s Time for the Mill Valley Film Festival

The 38th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off last night featuring Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight as it’s main premiere. While I won’t be in attendance until next week friend and colleague David Templeton said the film was “brilliant [expletive removed]-ing brilliant.” Strong words for what will probably be an Oscar contender come spring. Which brings me to my pre-festival review of the Mill Valley Film Festival. As a filmmaker...

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Get a “Room”- Trailer
Jul30

Get a “Room”- Trailer

I’m of the mindset that A24 doesn’t put out bad movies. At least so far. With films like Ex Machina, While We’re Young, The End of the Tour and Slow West out this year alone, I have genuine faith in whatever they put out, for now anyway. It reminds me of the old Miramax days or early Blumhouse where skirting quality for cash wasn’t on the table. Today the fine folks at A24 dropped the trailer for Room and once again it appears they’re...

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We’ve Never Seen So Many Stars “Digging for Fire”
Jul17

We’ve Never Seen So Many Stars “Digging for Fire”

Back when the Internet was just getting started and people were still relatively nice to one another in cinematic circles, I became friends online with a young, aspiring filmmaker named Joe Swanberg. Cut to 2015 and I’m still friends with him and still involved in film website type activities but my pal Joe is about to blow up, at least in cinematic terms. With 27 (!) directing credits to his name is just over a decade, Swanberg...

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