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!
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.
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!!
“…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.
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!
Annette Bening (The Grifters, In Dreams) will be honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) with a Career Achievement Award. Hosted by Mary Hart, the Film Awards Gala will be held January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Laura Dern is a national treasure, and after last year’s Oscar nominated work in Wild, she 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.
“There’s a mystery to film, there’s a beauty to film, obviously, that I think is very hard to recreate in the digital world,” says Matt Shakman, director of the first rate, small town film noir/Western Cut Bank.