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I loved the 80’s-throwback Netflix series “Stranger Things,” created by twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. And it made me think about the many other siblings working together to make movies. The Russo brothers Joe and Anthony Russo directed the […]

The people behind Chistian Mingle present “In-Lawfully Yours,” the story of Jesse (Chelsey Crisp), a fun-loving New York City girl, newly divorced by her cheating husband. Jesse graciously helps her recently widowed ex-mother-in-law, Naomi (Marily Henner), pack up her home […]

Elia Petridis, CEO and Founder of the Filmatics 360 VR Creative Services, is at the forefront of technological and narrative innovation in storytelling, and I had a lot of fun talking to him about it at Comic-Con. “We pitch pure […]

At the Arlington County (Virginia) fair, the theme of the year was 1977, so of course one of the winning entries was this magnificent “Star Wars” cake.

Screenwriters Max Brooks (“World War Z”), Tony Gilroy (“Michael Clayton” and the upcoming “Star Wars” movie “Rogue One”), Marshall Herskovitz (“thirtysomething,” “Nashville”) are part of the team behind this epic historical drama about the building of The Great Wall in […]

Being 13 is agonizing because of the upheaval that makes you feel like an outsider from kids, from adults, and from yourself. In “Morris from America,” the title character is a 13-year-old who is an outsider. He and his father […]

I’ve been a big fan of actor Ben Schnetzer since I saw him in “Pride” and “The Book Thief.”  I didn’t realize at first it was the same actor, and I certainly didn’t realize that the actor who played a […]

In “Remember the Goal,” a new female coach fresh out of college takes over the cross country program at an all girls private Christian school and tries to lead them to their first state title. Real-life cross country coach Dave […]

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by the late Siobhan Dowd, is the story of a boy whose mother is critically ill. He feels utterly isolated. His father has a new family. His grandmother is cold and unsympathetic. The […]

“What does AEY stand for?” a newly hired employee asks Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill). “You mean morally?” No, he just wants to know what the initials represent, though the answer is the same: nothing. And, as it turns out, asking […]

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