Biography pictures come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they take a more chronological approach (Malcolm X), sometimes they’re more focused on a specific moment in time (Chevalier), and, for others, it’s more interpretive (Rocketman). This doesn’t just apply to… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Emancipation” actor Charmaine Bingwa.
In this edition of Meet Me at the Movies: Open Dialogue, Thomas Manning talks with actress Charmaine Bingwa about her performance as Dodienne in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film Emancipation, starring Will Smith. Bingwa speaks about the powerful emotional journey of… Read More ›
Although there have been “Sharper” thrillers, this one from A24 still makes for an engaging, entertaining watch.
Every thriller about confidence men (or women) usually has two questions poised against it: How is this film going to stay one step ahead of me, as the audience? Or, How is this film going to attempt to insult my… Read More ›
“Causeway” captivates due to stirring performances from leads Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry.
At the time of her new film’s release, it’ll have been close to a year since audiences will have seen actor Jennifer Lawrence at work. Last year’s Don’t Look Up (2021) certainly divided audiences and critics, some marveling at its… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Amber Brown” showrunner Bonnie Hunt.
Bonnie Hunt is a writer, actress, producer, voice talent, and director of film and television. She’s been connected to such films as Rain Man, Jerry Maguire, Jumanji, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Green Mile, and more. Now, she’s come together… Read More ›
Cooper Raiff continues to deliver strong crowd-pleasing stories in his second feature, “Cha Cha Real Smooth.” [SXSW Film Festival]
There’s always *that* Sundance film each year that comes out the festival the most triumphant one way or another, whether it be from the awards it won or the stars it has within it or the amount of money a… Read More ›
Why commit to misery when “The Sky is Everywhere?”
There’s an old saying, “Time heals all wounds,” which implies that one becomes whole again after a period of restoration. This isn’t the case, though, really. As was reminded to me recently, wounds heal, you’re just not as you once… Read More ›
A Conversation with “CODA” cinematographer Paula Huidobro.
In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning speaks with cinematographer Paula Huidobro about her work on the film CODA, which is currently streaming on Apple TV+. Throughout the discussion, Huidobro speaks about the unique experiences of crafting a film focused… Read More ›
Q-Bits with “Ted Lasso” composer Tom Howe.
EoM contributor Thomas Manning recently had the opportunity to interview Tom Howe, music composer for the Emmy-nominated Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. Now in its second season, this show continues to speak to the hearts and minds of audiences young… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “The Mosquito Coast” actor Melissa George.
Melissa George has worked with the likes of David Lynch and Steven Soderbergh; she’s been on TV series like Friends, Alias, and Grey’s Anatomy. This Australian talent has taken on roles throughout the years that offer opportunities to explore challenges… Read More ›
Q-Bits with the “Ted Lasso” casting director Theo Park and music composer Tom Howe.
Multi-award-winning series Ted Lasso spoke to the hearts and minds of audiences young and old in Season One, available now for Apple TV+ subscribers. With Season Two launching July 23rd, 2021, expect more thought-provoking Lassoisms to join our collective lexicon. EoM contributor… Read More ›
Open Dialogue with “Ted Lasso” actor Jeremy Swift and producer/co-creator Bill Lawrence.
Multi-award-winning series Ted Lasso spoke to the hearts and minds of audiences young and old in Season One, available now for Apple TV+ subscribers. With Season Two launching July 23rd, 2021, expect more thought-provoking Lassoisms to join our collective lexicon…. Read More ›
Documentary “Boys State” is a shockingly high-energy, edge of your seat experience.
Founded in 1935 by The American Legion, Boys State is an event in which young men from around the country gather in various cities for one week to get immersed in politics. In its lengthy history, past members like William… Read More ›
Historical fiction drama “Greyhound” tells a WWII story that’s significant today.
Perseverance is the key to survival. We’re not just talking evolution here, but the willingness to push-back against any obstacles made by man or nature. In the case of the film Greyhound by director Aaron Schneider (Get Low), working from… Read More ›
A Conversation with actors Jim Sturgess and Brooklynn Prince.
Critics’ Choice Association Member Noel T. Manning II talks with Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, Cloud Atlas) & Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) about the Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark. The series is inspired by a true story of… Read More ›
Documentary “The Elephant Queen” is an incredible tale of coexistence, love, and loss.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. As this is a nature documentary, be advised that aspects of the life cycle are prominently featured. Across four years of filming, directors Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone tracked the activities of a herd… Read More ›