Gustavo Steinberg – Setting Free Tito and the Birds
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Gustavo Steinberg – Setting Free Tito and the Birds

Gustavo Steinberg Setting Free Tito and the Birds By Jay S. Jacobs Brazilian director Gustavo Steinberg has finally broken through to the American market, and it is with his first animated film. However, even though it has been made for children, Tito and the Birds is a trenchant and surprisingly nuanced film about the modern … Continue reading

Joel Edgerton – Rewriting Boy Erased
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Joel Edgerton – Rewriting Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton Rewriting Boy Erased By Jay S. Jacobs This seems to be a fertile time for actors to take a more hands-on approach to filmmaking and write and direct their own films. Take Joel Edgerton. The Australian-born actor has been slowly-but-surely building a big name in the States with roles in such films as … Continue reading

Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner
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Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner

Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner By Jay S. Jacobs Director Jason Reitman is known for taking on some pretty big subjects in his films. He took on lobbying in Thank You for Smoking. He set his sights on teenage pregnancy in Juno and corporate soullessness and greed in … Continue reading

Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Richard E. Grant Forms an Odd Couple with Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Jay S. Jacobs Richard E. Grant has been quietly putting together one hell of a career for himself in the three decades since he exploded on the scene as the title character in the film Withnail & I. … Continue reading

Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now
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Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu – If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now

Olivia Lichtenstein & Nick Bedu If You Don’t Know Teddy Pendergrass by Now by Jay S. Jacobs In the early 1980s, Teddy Pendergrass was just on the cusp of superstardom. The Philly-native soul man was known for his silky voice, charismatic performances and athlete’s physique. He had platinum albums, sold-out concerts and was a massive … Continue reading