Baby director Charlie Lyne is a mere twenty-four years young, but the… MoreBaby director Charlie Lyne is a mere twenty-four years young, but the guy has already found his footing in the world of film. A constant contributor to faire such as Buzzfeed, Vice, and The Guardian, Lyne understands the complexities and nuances of modern filmmaking as well as the nostalgia that we millennials crave. In his first full-length film Lyne tackles the teen genre of filmmaking, ranging from comedy, to horror, to drama, looking to the undercurrent that threads together all these films for the core teen audience.
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There's a dynamism and bold intention in the acting of Helen Hunt… MoreThere's a dynamism and bold intention in the acting of Helen Hunt that's not seen in many roles for older actresses. I'm guessing that's because they often are offered sub-par roles that don't show the diversity and vitality of older age. Hunt has circumvented that system by writing, directing, and starring in this indie film about a mother who drops everything to follow her eighteen year old son to California after he puts off college to be a bohemian writer.
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Melodrama has been defined and filmed from the inception of this… MoreMelodrama has been defined and filmed from the inception of this medium, to now. It has often been attributed to the interests of women, sometimes even being called a "women's film." Some would argue that there's good melodrama ("Terms of Endearment," "Random Harvest.") and bad melodrama ("Lifetime" movies). This film falls into the latter, trying to merge supernatural romance and melodrama.
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From the trailer, released through Warner Bros, the film looks like a… MoreFrom the trailer, released through Warner Bros, the film looks like a tense, riveting, action packed, criminal drama, and its own entity amongst the many similar dramas that have preceded it. Depp even put on extensive special effects makeup to divert audience attention to his performance rather than let his star appeal taint the film. The film follows the rise of Whitey Bulger through the ranks of the Boston crime scene with the aid of FBI liaison John Connolly (Edgerton). Through this unholy union Connolly makes Bulger an informant and protects him from prosecution. The rest of the film follows Bulger and his gang's antics in conjunction with Connolly.
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"Hotline" tells the stories of people who have remained masked behind… More"Hotline" tells the stories of people who have remained masked behind our society's belief that hotlines are secretive gateways into another world. Whether you're calling for psychological companionship via sex lines, or a friendly ear to vent about those inner demons, hotlines have never been seen as anything other than secretive. Between the ten or so people interviewed, it becomes clear that they see hotlines as a way to be open about yourself, in a time where the internet lets you be anything.
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Quirky indie adaptations are becoming a new trend in filmmaking. While… MoreQuirky indie adaptations are becoming a new trend in filmmaking. While it traditionally costs a lot of money to adapt a book, television show, graphic novel, or blog into a film, indies are relying more and more on quirk and fantastical premises to push through popular media. Between this film and "John Dies at the End," it's clear that these films aren't going anywhere, anytime soon.
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