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

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. Though director Ramin Bahrani sees his movie as a thriller, 99 Homes is set amidst the backdrop … Continue reading Laura Dern on Acting With Honesty (“99 Homes” Interview)

“Life Itself” Is Roger Ebert’s Stirring Journey of Love & Reel Life

Roger Ebert's film reviews were more than just a collection of words strung together for mass consumption. As the documentary Life Itself attests, Ebert put his heart and soul into his work and the people he loved, and his passion for writing and film continued even throughout his declining health. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, … Continue reading “Life Itself” Is Roger Ebert’s Stirring Journey of Love & Reel Life