Toronto 2019: Knives Out

Knives Out may be a murder mystery comedy but no stone goes unturned in what is certainly one of the best laugh riots in 2019. Crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is discovered dead on the morning after his 85th birthday party.  We don’t know whether he was killed or whether he did the deed himself.  What we do know is that members of the Thrombey family are being questioned by Lt. Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield)…

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An Acceptable Loss: A Political Thriller

Headlined by shining performances from Tika Sumpter and Ben Tavassoli, An Acceptable Loss is full of political thrills in the Chicago-set thriller. A brief prologue introduces us to former US national security advisor, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Lamm (Tika Sumpter), and her boss, then-Vice President Rachel Burke (Jamie Lee Curtis).  While watching the film, we learn that Lamm authored the controversial and “commission-proof” Burke Doctrine.  It’s because of this that Lamm decides to step away from her position. …

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Chicago Film Festival 2018: An Acceptable Loss

Headlined by shining performances from Tika Sumpter and Ben Tavassoli, An Acceptable Loss is full of political thrills in the Chicago-set thriller. A brief prologue introduces us to former US security advisor, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Lamm (Tika Sumpter), and her boss, then-Vice President Rachel Burke (Jamie Lee Curtis).  While watching the film, we learn that Lamm authored the controversial and “commission-proof” Burke Doctrine.  It’s because of this that Lamm decides to step away from her position.  Cut…

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The Pages heads into production in Chicago

Principal photography started this week in Chicago on The Pages with Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli, and Jamie Lee Curtis headlining the cast. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with this truly stellar cast and amazing crew to tell the story of The Pages,” said Joe Chappelle, writer and director of The Pages.  “That Colleen and I are able to produce this movie in our hometown of Chicago makes it especially rewarding.  For me, The Pages explores the challenges…

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