Interview with cinematographer Andrew Droz palermo – Moon Knight

The Run-Down on Movies manager Thomas Manning recently interviewed cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo about his work on the Marvel Studios series Moon Knight. Over the course of this 20-minute conversation, Palermo speaks about the challenges of working with a visual style that relies so heavily on reflections, the on-location filming in Budapest, and capturing Oscar […]

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Let’s all rally for malignant

We are excited to welcome guest contributor Andrew J. Eisenman to the team here at The Run-Down on Movies. In his first piece, Eisenman walks us through the process of the newly added Oscars Fan Favorite Award, and specifically makes a case for James Wan’s “Malignant” to take home the prize. Last week, the Academy […]

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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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A Conversation with writer/producer Devin Peluso and director Travis Stewart. [Real to Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Travis Stewart (director) and Devin Peluso (writer/producer), the filmmakers behind the post-apocalyptic thriller short film, Spread Among Us. Real to Reel is honored to host this short for the 21st Annual Real to […]

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Apollo 13 – 25 Years Later

The Apollo 13 mission is one of the most infamous ventures in the history of space travel. Launching on April 11, 1970, the astronaut trio of Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise set out on a lunar exploration assignment. However, a disastrous oxygen tank malfunction on April 13 forced the three men to forfeit […]

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“Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Vol 2 – Horror and Sci-Fi” fails to coherently focus on its own subject matter.

Depending on who you ask, the term “cult classic” in regard to filmmaking may be applied as a compliment or an insult. Motion pictures acquire this status based on a variety of factors. Perhaps the film flew under the radar and has a deep well of technical and narrative proficiency to be appreciated by wider […]

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Thriller “Sea Fever” unsettles, yet is somehow optimistic.

When writer-director Neasa Hardiman originally crafted the new suspense-thriller, creature-feature hybrid Sea Fever, it is highly unlikely that she could have forecasted its remarkable relevance to the current state of the world. With the pandemic of COVID-19 impacting the daily lives of practically every individual around the globe, tough decisions have to be made by […]

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