Madeline’s Madeline: The Definition of Art House

With a standout performance from newcomer Helena Howard, Madeline’s Madeline lives up to the very definition of art house cinema. Madeline (Helena Howard) is a member of a theater troupe that plays more to the physical side of acting.  There’s a lot of method to the director Evangeline’s (Molly Parker) approach.  The director’s approach, rooted in improvisation, probably isn’t the best idea for this young woman.  Because having been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness, Madeline’s…

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SXSW 2018: Half the Picture is Timely And Important

With a topic that could not be more timely with the gender parity among directors in Hollywood, Half the Picture is such an important film. Amy Adrion, who directs the film, is a first-time director.  There’s a staggering statistic regarding female filmmakers in that 84% will become a one-time director.  A lot of this is due to financing or lack thereof.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  Studios can and should get better when…

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