Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts flew into Chicago this weekend for a Saturday night Q&A at the Music Box Theatre moderated by AICN‘s Steve Prokopy. I didn’t record or film this Q&A so I’m working off of memory here. It was an entertaining Q&A session to say the least. Vogt-Roberts’ feature film debut, The Kings of Summer, a 2013 Sundance selection, was on my radar when those selections were announced but my interest in…"Jordan Vogt-Roberts talks Technical Filmmaking and Love of Cinema at Q&A"
We’ve reached the halfway point of 2017 so that means it’s time to issue the Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far. The two films that really stand out to me at this point in the year are The Big Sick and Baby Driver. I started writing this article prior to seeing The Beguiled when it opened in Chicago on Friday. I debated a lot to myself about whether or not I should include…"The Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far"
Kong: Skull Island takes us back to the Vietnam War era to reboot everyone’s favorite gigantic primate. It may not match the original classic but the fast-paced story holds its own. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) from a screenplay written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly with the story by John Gatins, it’s not a movie that makes us wait a while for King Kong in the same way…"Kong: Skull Island reboots King Kong in great fashion"