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“Speaking Truth To Power” Billy Ray Talks ‘Richard Jewell’

“Speaking Truth To Power” Billy Ray Talks ‘Richard Jewell’

Billy Ray is known for his writing on Shattered Glass (2003), Captain Phillips (which garnered him an Oscar nomination for the best adapted screenplay in 2013), and The Hunger Games (2012). 2019 has been a particularly fruitful year for the screenwriter who penned Terminator: Dark Fate, Gemini Man, and Richard Jewell, the stunning story of […]

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Adam Mervis Discusses His Journey Of Getting “21 Bridges” To The Screen

Adam Mervis Discusses His Journey Of Getting “21 Bridges” To The Screen

Adam Mervis hails from Miami and started his artistic career in New York City as a playwright and actor. His current film, 21 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, and J.K. Simmons is produced by Joe and Anthony Russo of Avengers and Captain America fame. We spoke with Adam about getting 21 Bridges from script […]

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Adam Egypt Mortimer Discusses His Cosmic Horror Film “Daniel Isn’t Real”

Adam Egypt Mortimer Discusses His Cosmic Horror Film “Daniel Isn’t Real”

We’ve all heard of imaginary friends – friends that protect us from loneliness or impending doom. Maybe you had one as a kid? Daniel isn’t that kind of imaginary friend in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s new film Daniel Isn’t Real viewing on horror streamer Shudder. Mortimer pushes the envelope on the concept of reality as Daniel […]

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“Power In Vulnerability” The Writers, Directors, & Star of ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Speak

“Power In Vulnerability” The Writers, Directors, & Star of ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Speak

Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, recently released The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open, a film directed by Elle ­Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn. It’s a beautifully intimate, real-time portrait that follows two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds whose worlds collide when one of them is fleeing a violent domestic attack.  The directors and star Violet Nelson […]

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“Funny With A Cheeky Sense Of Self-Awareness” Rian Johnson Discusses His Whodunit Film ‘Knives Out’

“Funny With A Cheeky Sense Of Self-Awareness” Rian Johnson Discusses His Whodunit Film ‘Knives Out’

Everybody loves a good whodunnit. How about a whydunnit? A wheredunnit? Whendunnit? Writer-director Rian Johnson embraced all four in his latest film Knives Out. Also known for Brick (2005) and Looper (2012), Johnson has served up his own kooky brand of murder mystery in Knives Out. If Agatha Christie and Angela Landsbury went on a weekend writing […]