‘Freaks’ Filmmakers Zach Lipovsky And Adam Stein Discuss Storytelling Journey

Freaks is a sci-fi thriller that doesn’t depend on a $100 million budget to deliver the goods. Directed and penned by Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein, the indie managed to attract an A-list cast, and the pair talked about the key to unlocking that important element in the video below!

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Bruce Dern And Amanda Crew Heap Praise On Precocious ‘Freaks’ Star Lexy Kolker

Directed and penned by Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein, Freaks is a memorable and well executed sci-fi thriller about Chloe (Lexy Kolker), a 7-year-old girl who is led to believe by her father (Emile Hirsch) that the world outside their door is unsafe. Kolker delivers a knockout performance in the film, and co-stars Amanda Crew and Bruce Dern discuss what makes her a special actress!

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Review: Shia LaBeouf Delivers Watershed Performance In ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

Shia LaBeouf’s transition from studio star to indie darling (American Honey, Man Down, Charlie Countryman) has been a gradual and creatively gratifying one. We’ve witnessed the Transformers and Holes star grow from a boy to a man, and with The Peanut Butter Falcon we see both of those stages intertwined in his most likable (and beautifully rendered) performance to date.

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CinemAddicts Ep. 100: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘Love Antosha’ and ‘Ode To Joy’

It took us 3.5 years, but Anderson Cowan and I finally made it to 100 episodes on CinemAddicts. We’ve been picking up the pace lately (two eps. per month) thanks to our Patreon subscribers, and on this show we cover The Peanut Butter Falcon, Ode to Joy, and Love, Antosha. Details and audio of our podcast is below!!

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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review: Tarantino’s Hollywood Visions Brightened by Pitt And DiCaprio

 

“…an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens..” John Lennon on Revolution No. 9, The White Album.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, and possibly the film with the lowest stakes. There is no vengeful bride or Nazi hunters or evil slave traders. By lowering the stakes and decreasing the violence, Tarantino has presented arguably his most fully-realized characters.
The majority of the film follows fading Hollywood leading man, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rick’s stuntman/personal assistant Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Ultimately, this is a slice-of-life buddy movie.

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Kristin Chenoweth Talks ‘Class Rank’ And Trusting Your Gut

Kristin Chenoweth is front and center during the second season of Trial & Error’s second season which premieres July 19. I’ll be posting video of Chenoweth on that series closer to the date, but during the interview I asked her about Class Rank, a feature that hits theaters and On Demand May 11. Video below!

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Laura Dern on Acting With Honesty (“99 Homes” Interview)

Laura Dern stars as 'Lynn Nash' in Broad Green Pictures release, 99 HOMES. Credit: Hooman Bahrani / Broad Green Pictures
Laura Dern stars as ‘Lynn Nash’ in Broad Green Pictures release, 99 HOMES.
Credit: Hooman Bahrani / Broad Green Pictures
Laura Dern is a national treasure, and after last year’s Oscar nominated work in Wildshe knocks it out of the park once again in 99 Homes.  During the interviews for the film, I asked Dern about the keys to making her characters feel absolutely real.

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Trailer: Liam Hemsworth Treads Dangerous Ground In “Cut Bank”

Cut Bank - A24 Films

 

Currently available on DirecTV and hitting theaters April 3, Cut Bank is a crime thriller centering on Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth), a frustrated former high school quarterback who dreams of leaving his small Montana town. But as scribe Cornell Woolrich once said, “first you dream, then you die.” 

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