Tribeca 2019: Master Maggie

An unknown actor practically has to beg a celebrity acting coach to help him audition for a TV role in the short film, Master Maggie. Most people think of acting classes as being a necessary requirement on the way to their Emmy, Oscar, or Tony.  The direction that director/co-writer Matthew Bonifacio takes us on is not quite as we expected.  One could see this as an acting coach’s worst nightmare.  In addition to filmmaking, Matthew Bonifacio is…

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DOC NYC 2018: The Orange Years

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story is a documentary that takes us back in time to the glory years of the Nickelodeon network. It’s no surprise to see Adam F. Goldberg attached to the documentary as an executive producer.  If his ABC series, The Goldbergs, is any indication, the man has a serious love for everything pop culture.  But enough about Adam, this film isn’t about him.  No, it’s about the slime–I mean, Nickelodeon. Nick…

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: Bah Humbug

After an 18 year gap, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch gets its first animated big-screen adaptation of the 1957 classic book without much to enjoy. Because the story is one that airs as a television special every year, I’m not going to discuss much of the plot.  The biggest difference from the book appears to be the larger role for Cindy-Lou Who (Cameron Seely).  This goes back to the Ron Howard-directed film in 2000.  With regards to the…

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