Jules Willcox and Marc Menchaca Interviews – Alone – Fantasia Film Fest

In this conversation, Thomas Manning speaks with Jules Willcox and Marc Menchaca, the stars of the Fantasia Film Festival selection, “Alone,” directed by John Hyams. “Alone” tells the story of a recently widowed traveler (Willcox), who is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer (Menchaca), only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to […]

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Carlito’s Way – We Need to Find a “Way” to Make Films Like This Again

This movie could have just ended after Al Pacino’s monologue in the courtroom opening, and it would have been perfect. Incredibly, it kept going for another 2 hours, and added even more filmmaking mastery with each passing minute. I do not recall ever seeing a film make such consistent, immaculate use of extended, uncut tracking […]

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Writer/director Jason Cabell draws from personal experience to create crime thriller “Running with the Devil”.

The crime thriller genre has been explored thousands of times, with many different approaches, throughout the history of cinema. Some of the best directors in this category, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Brian de Palma, and Michael Mann, have continued to develop methods of cultivating fresh and original crime features, while still maintaining […]

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Planning to check out “Bloodline”? Go in with an open mind and a stomach of steel.

The unrelenting, brutally realistic, and “Hard-R” feature, Bloodline, from director Henry Jacobson, examines the atrocities of a serial killer from a unique perspective. Rather than the stereotypical villain who inhumanely preys on the weak and helpless out of sheer wickedness, the focus of this story, written by Jacobson, Avra Fox-Lerner, and Will Honley, is a […]

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