Izabela Vidovic Relates To The ‘Wonder’ of Via’s Journey

Wonder - Izabela Vidovic
 
I’ve just finished Wonder and was pleasantly surprised at its multi-layered narrative. The story’s biggest wow moment, at least from me, is Izabela Vidovic’s performance as Via (short for Oliva), the caring older sister of Auggie (Jacob Tremblay). Check out the jump below for Vidovic audio as well as details on how you can support her future project Severed Silence!

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Premiere and Press Conference Photos

During a recent episode of CinemAddicts I mentioned to Anderson how I was totally unexcited to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. My nonchalant and bordering on hostile attitude to the Star Wars universe was due to my disappointment over Rogue One, but as the days grow closer my attitude has changed. Hopefully you’re excited for TLJ as well, and below is a photo gallery from the press conference and premiere! Check out the pics after the jump!

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‘Downsizing’ Star Hong Chau Reflects On Vietnam Experience

Downsizing
Actress Hong Chau is receiving her share of attention thanks to her work as a Vietnamese activist in director Alexander Payne’s social satire Downsizing. The tale centers on a man (Matt Damon) who decides to lead a literally smaller life since he and his wife’s financial assets will go much further in this diminutive universe. Chau, who cites her family as well as her upbringing in New Orleans as the inspirations for her role, talks about her background and visit to Vietnam.

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Four: ‘The Disaster Artist’ And ‘Molly’s Game’

The Disaster Artist
It’s week 4 on my “A Movie a Day” quest and I’ve already praised (and maybe overhyped) Call Me By Your Name on a previous review. But there’s several more movies that are worth your time. Check out a few thoughts on The Disaster Artist, Molly’s Game, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri below!

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Flipping The Script on ‘National Treasure’

National Treasure - Walt Disney Pictures
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Calling Cinema By Its Name In Northern Italy, Circa 1983

Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
I have no idea where I was or what I was doing in 1983, but I do remember the winter quarter of 1992 when I asked a girl if she liked mangoes. It was a bittersweet, ultimately horrible memory that was drudged up thanks to Call Me By Your Name, which currently is my #1 film of 2017. Cinema, at its creative apex, is a living and breathing thing, and I was full of life by the closing moments of this film, even if those mangoes eventually got in the way.

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Three: ‘Mudbound’ And ‘The Set-Up’

Mudbound - Netflix
It’s week three of my “A Movie A Day” quest, and there’s two movies I can highly recommend as well as briefly discuss a flick that was a surprise disappointment (hint: it deals with a super pig!). More below, as well as a set up to my set-up!! Pardon the pun as you soon will see . . .

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Two: ‘Thumper’ and ‘Bad Day At Black Rock’

Thumper
Week two of my “A Movie A Day” is in the books and it’s still going strong. The two movies I’ll spotlight in this post are Thumper and Bad Day At Black Rock. For details check on my intended lifelong mission as well as coverage on the aforementioned flicks, check out my post below!

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week One: ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Blade of the Immortal
Almost a week in, my “A Movie A Day” quest is still alive and kicking, and I’ve decided to devote an entire column to this lifelong mission. I’ll be giving weekly updates on my progress and also lead with my favorite film of that given period. First up, Blade of the Immortal!!!

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Kenneth Branagh On Binge Watching Television And ‘The West Wing’ Love

Murder on the Orient Express
Director/actor Kenneth Branagh’s latest film, Murder on the Orient Express, is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel. Branagh, an avid reader himself, explains why he doesn’t binge watch television shows and prefers to stick to reading a good book or watching a movie. Check out the Branagh audio below!

 

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