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  1. Oscar Preview #11: Brooklyn

    An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

    There is not much to say about "Brooklyn". It has two good things going for it. One, obviously, is a strong lead from actress Saoirse Ronan. As this is more or less one person's story, she carries the film, and her Best Actress nomination is no surprise. She has ...
  2. Interview with Drew Hall, writer-director of "Convergence" (2015)

    If you don’t know Drew Hall, he is someone you should make a mental note to keep an eye on. After more than fifteen years in the movie business, he is taking what he’s learned and transforming it into movies that matter. Recently, he unleashed “Sons of Liberty” and now he has “Convergence”, a much more serious horror film than we usually see.

    Drew was kind enough to speak with us on February 4, 2016 about “Convergence”, and being the first time we’ve spoken (hopefully not the last), ...
  3. More Than Horror: Wes Craven's "Serpent and the Rainbow" (1988)

    A researcher (Bill Pullman) goes to Haiti in order to find a "zombie drug" that can give someone the appearance of death, when in actuality their body is at its lowest functioning. They may not breathe, or bleed, but they are not truly dead. The researcher and the company he works for hope to use it as an anesthetic.

    The film started as a book of the same name by anthropologist Wade Davis, who is probably the world's authority on voodoo and zombies. Discussions were made ...
  4. Oscar Preview #10: Room

    After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

    The difference between this film and a B-grade thriller or revenge film is in the level of performance achieved by the two leads, Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. They are the beginning middle and end of everything good about this film. (And luckily, they are strong enough to cancel out William H. Macy, who is horribly miscast in this ...
  5. Spotlight Pictures Secure Worldwide Sales Rights For “Angelica”

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    The news was just released regarding the acquisition of worldwide sales rights by Spotlight Pictures for the upcoming gothic drama, ANGELICA.

    Starring Jena Malone (The Hunger Games, Contact), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist), and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein (Teeth), the movie follows a young couple who, after the birth of their first child, notice some increasingly ...
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