Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Zach Braff on Writing A Good Person for Florence Pugh, Casting Morgan Freeman and Processing Tremendous Grief

New Jersey-born, Northwestern-educated (with a degree in film) Zach Braff is probably known by many for his comedic acting in films such as Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Broken Hearts Club, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Though it Lacks Dramatic Tension, Zach Braff’s A Good Person Features Some Good Acting

As a writer/director, Zach Braff tends toward the lighter side of dramas with works like Garden State and Wish I Was Here, but with his latest effort, A Good Person, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Sidney, a Singular Artist and Activist of Our Time Gets His Due

Aside from being a terrific, award-winning actor and a talented director (particularly of comedies), Sidney Poitier was a man in the right place at the right time. Or at least […]

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Review: Paradise Highway Features a Strong Cast But a Loose Grip on the Horrors of Human Trafficking

In a week filled with oddities at the movie theater, few are stranger in my mind than the feature debut from writer/director Anna Gutto, Paradise Highway, which features two Academy […]

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Review: Aggressively Abrasive and Unfunny, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is Uncompromisingly Bad

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If you could obtain a copy of the screenplay for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, I bet you’d discover that it was typed in ALL CAPS, with every sentence ending in […]

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Review: A Studio Mogul’s Career, Life and Influence Seems Endless (and Endlessly Impressive) in Laddie

Laddie

Alan Ladd Jr. was born into show business, as a certain percentage of those who work in the film industry are. They use their familial connections to work their way […]

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Review: Ruby Rose Is Perhaps the Only Good Element In Her Latest Action Flick, Vanquish

Vanquish

By no means would I ever try to sell you on the idea that action movie staple Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2, The Meg, The Doorman) is a great […]

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Review: Love, Antosha Chronicles a Life Fully Lived, Lost Too Soon

Love, Antosha

Twice in 2011, I was fortunate enough to have met actor Anton Yelchin, and I can vouch for the fact that he could talk your ear off about all manner […]

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Review: There’s Little Holiday Joy—And Even Less Sense—in Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

The Nutcracker

It took two people to direct this movie. And not two unknown directors who might have been easily manipulated by the studio, but two talented, established filmmakers—very different filmmakers who […]

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