Category Archives: LA Film Festival
The Los Angeles Film Festival has scored the Colin Trevorrow-directed The Book of Henry for its opening night film. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman, the family drama-thriller from Focus Features follows a single mother and her genius son as they plan to help a girl who is hiding a dangerous secret.
We had a the opportunity to speak with the That ’70s Show star about what went into making Opening Night, jukebox musicals and his love for ensemble comedies.
Director Meera Menon delivers some notable moments and textbook financial thrills via Amy Fox’s script, but Equity tries too hard to be the “first female-driven Wall Street film” rather than being a dynamic film that doesn’t drag its feet.
In its own unconventional way, Chee and T tells the story of the resident obnoxious cousin in your family but with a hearty helping of dry humor, wit, and the perfect amount recreational drug use.
Don’t Hang Up takes prank phone calls to a whole new, messed up level, but in the end, the movie seems like a really cool ’90s horror flick trying to find its place in 2016.
Clever and subversive, Opening Night pokes fun at jukebox musicals and all the big personalities living their dreams out on Broadway — but that’s the joy of the movie.
Film Independent, the non-profit group that produces the Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the competition lineup for this year’s LA Film Festival, which runs June 1-9.