Transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out in response to President Donald Trumps’ transgender military ban: “I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current…"Actress Laverne Cox speaks out on Transgender Military Ban"
Person to Person is certainly a unique film that has different story lines that don’t quite meet up like I had hoped for. Written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa, the New York-based movie stars Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Michaela Watkins, Philip Baker Hall, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, Ben Rosenfield, Olivia Luccardi, and Isiah Whitlock. It’s a short film with a running time of only 84 minutes but there is so much…"Person to Person unique but doesn’t intersect"
Actress Auden Thornton spoke with Solzy at the Movies yesterday about her role as Angie in Beauty Mark, which is screening this Friday night during the closing night of the Flyover Film Festival. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Auden Thornton: Good. How was Detroit? It was amazing and I had a lot of silent F bombs but it was very well done. Auden Thornton: Awesome! I’m so…"Auden Thornton talks Beauty Mark, Louisville"
For actor Will Poulter, filming Detroit, due out in select theaters on Friday, has to have been one of the toughest things he’s done in his career. Philip Krauss, the character that Poulter plays, was the racist police offer who led his fellow cops into playing a “death game” with regards to interrogating the guests at the Algiers Motel. The character was created for the film to reflect what the behavior of the police officers…"For Actor Will Poulter, Filming Detroit was Tough"
Michael Caine has been a veteran of Christopher Nolan films for many years dating back to Batman Begins in 2005. As such, it came as a surprise that the veteran actor wasn’t listed in the credits for the recently released Dunkirk. Nolan, however, was able to sneak the acting veteran into the film with an uncredited voice cameo addressing Tom Hardy’s Royal Air Force pilot, Farrier, while in the air. This enables the actor to…"Michael Caine makes voice cameo in Dunkirk"
Detroit highlights an ugly moment in the city’s history as the 1967 riots and one deadly night are revisited. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a screenplay by Mark Boal, Detroit stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Lattimore, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. The summer of 1967 marked an interesting time in American history. There were anti-war protests against the US involvement in the Vietnam War. The…"Detroit Highlights Ugly Moment in City’s History"
The first round of films to premiere in the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations programs were announced this morning. Of the films announced so far, there were be 25 World Premieres. The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, announced the films during a press conference. “Festival-goers from around the world can…"2017 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup announced"
Amazon Studios has unveiled the official trailer for Brad’s Status. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad’s Status stars Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer. Synopsis: When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento…"Amazon unveils Brad’s Status trailer"
Releasing on Netflix this week, The Incredible Jessica James is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the comedy stars Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells. Zabryna Guevera, Taliyah Whitaker, Sarah Jones, Will Stephen, Susan Heyward, and Megan Ketch also star. Jessica Williams, The Daily Show alumnus, breaks out in her role as Jessica James, a young playwright in New York City. At…"The Incredible Jessica James is innovative, genuine"
Landline takes us back to the 1990s as Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre re-teams with writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, and actress Jenny Slate. Directed by Robespierre from a screenplay by Elizabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, Landline stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, and John Turturro. Chicago native Gigi Pritzker is one of the produces for Odd Lot Entertainment. Dana Jacobs recently became engaged to Ben (Duplass) and she finds herself dealing…"Landline: Sisters bond through Family Secrets and Lies"