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    Interview: DP Luc Montpellier on ‘Counterpart,’ Sarah Polley, and Justin Marks

    As television has continued to grow in size, many directors and craftsman that would have worked in independent cinema are transitioning to television. One such individual is cinematographer Luc Montpellier. Montpellier has shot several movies, including two films with Sarah Polley during the 2000s. As the DP of “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz,” Montpellier has […] More

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    WATCH: Trailer for Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ is a Psychological Whodunit

    The Margaret Atwood TV takeover continues. Yet another Atwood story is being made into a TV mini-series over at Netflix. The new trailer for “Alias Grace,” which dropped Friday, showcases a psychological thriller where one’s own mind can’t be trusted. “Alias Grace” follows Grace Marks, a young maid convicted of the murder of her former employer. […] More

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    Sarah Polley could adapt John Green’s debut novel ‘Looking for Alaska’

    With The Fault in Our Stars now a certified hit (over $100 million and counting at the box office and a rave review from yours truly that you can find here), it’s no surprise that studios are looking to continue to adapt John Green‘s work for the big screen. TFiOS’ scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. […] More

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    Your Guide to the Female Directors of 2013

    Ah, the critic who cried woman…Anytime there’s discourse about female directors in film, there’s the frustratingly inevitable bombardment of outcry about the gross discrepancy between the number of male-directed films and those of their female counterparts.  Studies are conducted by reputable institutions, statistics are brandished like badges of injustice, and the hearth of discontent is […] More

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    Oscar Circuit – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

    We are a few days away from the close of the second quarter and the first half of the 2013.  I think it’s safe to say, it’s been an uneventful stretch of cinematic wonders that can go the distance.  Some films lived up to their hype while many fell short or were simply flat-out poor […] More

  • The Next Great Actors-Turned-Directors

    I believe Ben Affleck is slowly becoming the next Clint Eastwood, as I’ve written about many times before. He’s on a path to be better known as a filmmaker than as an actor, which I’m sure almost no one could have anticipated earlier on in his career. I’ve long admired Affleck’s work behind the camera, […] More

  • Film Review: Stories We Tell (***½)

    MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL: Sarah Polley continues to become one of the most innovative and inventive directors working today and its proved by what she spills out on the silver screen in her newest endeavor Stories We Tell. A compelling and personal documentary about her own life, Stories We Tell blends and fuses the magic of […] More

  • Top 10 Anticipated Films from 2013 Montclair Film Festival!

    Today kicks off the second annual Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, New Jersey.  Located about twenty miles outside of Manhattan, this quiet yet very compelling festival has quite a few highlights that will be showcased at this year’s festivities.  In its second year, the impressive slate will have lots of films getting some extra press […] More

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    First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

    As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released this year so far or have screened at major festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca. There’s no super-duper “out there” contender that looks like it can go […] More

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