Jason Reitman directing Ghostbusters film

It was reported this evening that Jason Reitman is set to direct a new Ghostbusters film set in the original universe of the 1984 classic. During Comic Con in 2017, director Ivan Reitman said that there would be big things coming, including a new film.  Nothing was given at the time with regards to the film’s specifics.  This is really big news for the Ghostbusters franchise given that this summer marks the 35th anniversary of…

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Jason Reitman talks The Front Runner

Writer-director Jason Reitman spoke with members of the Chicago press during the press tour for his new film, The Front Runner.  I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated director in a 20-minute roundtable interview with four other Chicago area film journalists.  While Hugh Jackman and the Gary Hart story were discussed, what follows are the two questions that I asked of the Juno and Up in the Air director. Congrats on the…

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TIFF 2018: The Front Runner

The Front Runner offers striking commentary not only on American politics but the media’s responsibility to report on the players involved. American politics was different in the 1980s.  There was no such thing as cable news.  People weren’t walking with a computer in their pocket, let alone their palms.  Reporters didn’t have the ability to be published instantaneously.  While some aspects such as the traveling beat are the same, it’s how they are able to…

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Tully: A Commanding Performance from Charlize Theron

Director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody have reteamed to bring us Tully, a modern-day look at parenting and how it takes over so much of our lives. Parenting is exhausting.  There’s no other way to say it.  It’s something that Diablo Cody seeks to explore in the script for Tully.  There’s always something about Jason Reitman bringing Cody’s words to the big screen.  Cody has a way with writing and this film proves that…

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