Category Archives: Film Features
It’s clear that external forces are affecting the decision-making process of those who decide which films get made and which do not. Some things are scarier to those in charge than others, but are these executives being too sensitive about the wrong things?
Neil Turitz takes a deep look at where the start of Oscar season using only six words.
The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member writes and directs the action-comedy.
Featuring interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Peter Bogdanovich, Danny Elfman and a couple surprise guests.
The director of My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the literary character with Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, and newcomer Will Tilston.
What is it about Tom Cruise that makes you want to go see his movies? Despite struggling domestic box offices, the world has very loudly shouted, we want more Cruise! Except no one has been able to pinpoint exactly what it is we want; we just know we want it.
The prolific television director, producer (“The L Word”) takes on a passion project in telling the story of “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall.
While Blade Runner 2049 won raves from critics, the film underperformed in its opening weekend. As studios are determined to stick with franchises, here are seven sequels that could succeed in continuing their original stories and wooing audiences.
Movies that expect the viewer to have watched previous movies or read previous source material are likely hurting themselves as opposed to fresh new takes on popular characters.
With his new film “American Made” and previous one “The Wall,” Liman proves he’s able to do much more than big-budget studio action movies, so why is he rarely the first name mentioned for big-budget tentpole movies?
The Oscar-winning actor has been making lower-profile indies the past few years, but shouldn’t she be looking at making something that will remind the general populace what a great actor she is? Or at least movies that might get seen?
Is planning so far in advance for franchise release dates ultimately hurting studio films? Neil Turitz takes a look at the tentpole movies from Universal, Marvel, and DC that are driving Hollywood’s future.
In honor of My Little Pony: The Movie releasing this weekend April decided to rank her personal favorite animated films, not from Disney or Pixar.
For decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.
With the actor’s latest, American Made, disappointing at the box office, it might be signaling “the requiem for the Movie Star,” according to Neil Turitz, but he offers some hope on how Cruise can come out of this freefall.
Sony’s “Flatliners” is the latest movie to not have any critics’ screenings in advance. Going by its 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it probably was a wise move… or was it?
With summer officially over, it’s time to buckle down and huddle around the Netflix enabled device for warmth this Halloween season.
There are four films coming out before the end of the year that feature the word “wonder” in their titles, and they arrive on the heels of a wonderful summer movie called Wonder Woman.
While the announcement a few weeks back may have seemed like an unconventional choice, that might actually make O’Connor the better choice.
Filmmaker Peter Nicks spent two years tailing the police department as they dealt with scandals and controversy in the face of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
With Warner Bros’ “It” killing at the box office and other 2017 horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and Shyamalan’s “Split,” it seems like more than a coincidence.
Neil Turitz is glad Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Hamilton have been cast in high-profile movies, but thinks it be far more interesting if they each fronted something new, something that could accentuate their respective strengths without necessarily revisiting frequently trod paths.
The Tracking Board introduces a new columnist, Sabrina Cognata, who doesn’t hold back in her analysis of Darren Aronofsky’s polarizing new movie.
True stories such as Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour and The Disaster Artist reigned supreme at TIFF, where The Killing of a Sacred Deer also made a strong impression.
“Getting older means you realize you can’t waste a minute. Harry Dean knew that since he was 13 years old, and he never wasted a single second,” said John Carroll Lynch.
There’s just no other way to describe what Byron Allen has been doing at the Toronto Film Festival over the past few days, so Neil Turitz takes a step back to look at what the variety show host-turned-titan of the industry has accomplished.
“Rather than going to these festivals and seeing the bright shining lights that emerge from them, we instead choose to focus on which of these movies premiering in front of an audience has any chance at all of scoring Oscar gold, as if that’s the only true measure of a movie’s worth,” writes Neil Turitz.
It’s hard to believe that Stephen King could write a better prison story than The Green Mile, but as fans of The Shawshank Redemption will surely tell you, it’s true.
Can you see Disney turning to one of its Marvel or Pixar directors like Ryan Coogler, Taika Waititi or Brad Bird? What about Ava DuVernay, who just directed A Wrinkle in Time for the studio?
It’s been year since he starred in Oliver Stone’s Snowden , but otherwise, the 36 year-old actor seems to have stayed with his HitRecord venture and having kids. Will he back in the acting and/or directing saddle soon?