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Both an actress and director, one could say that Sarah Polley comes by her creative and artistic genes naturally, being born into a showbiz family. Her father, Michael and her mother, Diane are both actors and met when they were both cast in a play. Polley started going on auditions at age four and landed her first role at six in the Disney film, One Magic Christmas. She’s stated in the past that her interest in acting at that early age was entirely self-motivated, but now a...
The Ghost In The Shell live-action remake recently released a series of teasers to start generating buzz for its 2017 release, but it’s left us with a lot more questions than answers.   These ten-second clips don’t give us much to work with. As someone who is a big fan of the original animated film, I kept asking myself “what am I supposed to be looking at here?” and honestly, I still have no idea. These teasers are supposed to offer us a sneak peek inside...
Alice Harvey (Emily VanCamp), the protagonist of The Girl in the Book, is a woman who is struggling to keep herself together and succeeding only by grasping at straws. At work, she edits novels with only the faintest hope of ever writing one of her own. When she is with her parents, her thoughts and words are ignored — her overbearing father decides what she will eat at the restaurant where they’re having dinner, along with how she will live her life. But when Alice...
Even before its release, Ghostbusters withstood whining fanboys who said the reboot of the franchise with an all-female cast would “ruin their childhoods."The film’s opening weekend brought in $46 million, hardly a failure by any stretch of the imagination, yet the entertainment media has been quick to call the film a flop at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Sony would lose $70 million on the film despite Sony execs’ own protests that 70 million was an inflated number. Nevertheless, the story caught...
“Do we value highly enough the aesthetic to which women are attracted? We valued it in the '70s, when films like The Graduate, Five Easy Pieces, and Coming Home got made. But now? I don’t think that we do,” director Lisa Cholodenko spoke to The Guardian about her thoughts on women in film. “You know, I get asked why there aren’t more female directors all the time,” she says. “I’m kind of reluctant to talk about it. That’s not because I think the question is irrelevant or stupid. It’s just that there are...
  Suicide Squad got a lot of hype in the months leading up to its release only to fall flat with critics. Many fans were disappointed with the film’s bungled plot, messy directing and lack of character development. However, one of the few things everyone could agree on was that Margot Robbie absolutely killed it as anti-heroine Harley Quinn. Robbie has signed a multi-picture contract with Warner Bros. so we were expecting an appearance in Suicide Squad 2 (maybe second time’s the charm?) or a cameo in...
Kim McGuire, 60, was most known for her wonderfully strange role as Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski in the 1990 movie musical Cry-Baby. The former actress died Wednesday afternoon of cardiac arrest due to pneumonia complications in a Florida hospital.  McGuire with co-star Johnny Depp at a Cry-Baby event McGuire was born in New Orleans and had initially become a lawyer, but was always interested in acting and dancing from a young age. Cry-Baby was her breakout role. In the movie, McGuire’s naturally unusual facial features were exaggerated with...
In 2014, the mainstream media was introduced to director Ava DuVernay, who directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed historical film Selma. After unveiling the film at the American Film Institute festival, Ava DuVernay soon captured the attention of both critics and the public alike with her revolutionary narratives told through black characters by black actors. Selma In February of 2016, DuVernay accepted her biggest directorial role yet, spear-heading the Disney remake of A Wrinkle in Time. She is the first African-American woman to direct a film with...
The internet lost its shit yesterday over a (thankfully) fake tweet from film parody Unreel News. People freaked out so much that a petition made its way around the internet and has nearly reached its target goal of 90,000 signatures. But before we dive into why all of this panic matters, let’s start with some context. Last year, Disney told The Hollywood Reporter that a live-action version of Mulan was in the works with a script written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek. With 16 live-action movies slated for...
You may know Jaz Sinclair as Angela from the coming-of-age film Paper Towns. The 22-year-old actress has taken a much different role in psychological thriller When the Bough Breaks, released in theaters September 9. If When the Bough Breaks is your introduction to Jaz Sinclair, you would have no idea the versatile actress has appeared in fewer films than you have fingers on your hands. Sinclair plays Anna, a young woman who married couple John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) believe will be the perfect surrogate and the answer...