Disney’s track record of live-action remakes of animated classics has given mixed results. Certain live-action adaptations garnered praise, like Jungle Book (2016) and Cinderella (2015). Others, like The Lion King from 2019, were met with a more divisive response from… Read More ›
The house on East 88th Street comes to you as “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” is now available at home.
In 1962, children’s book author Bernard Waber published The House on East 88th Street, a story in which the Primm family moved into a brownstone in New York City is surprised to discover a crocodile already living there. As if… Read More ›
The Cine-Men Awards Chat: Lead Performance Categories with special guests Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead.
The 94th Academy Awards are nearly upon us which means it’s time for the annual Awards Chat episodes of The Cine-Men! This time around, co-hosts Darryl Mansel and myself are joined by fellow NCFCA members Lindsey Dunn and Joel Winstead… Read More ›
The bonus features accompanying Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part One” delight longtime fans while enriching the experience of the novice.
There are some works of science fiction that never seem to let go once they get their grasp on society. William Gibson’s Neuromancer was published in 1984, but it still felt just as vital and prescient when I read it… Read More ›
16 years later, Michael Mann’s “Collateral” is as strong a neo-noir as ever. But does HDR improve or distract?
In the included commentary for Collateral, director Michael Mann comments that the film picks up in the third act of a standard film. He’s not wrong at all with this description as the audience is given a clue of location… Read More ›
A Conversation with Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem.
In March 2019 Noel T. Manning II interviews Oscar-winner Javier Bardem about the Asghar Farhadi film Everybody Knows. Bardem shares his approach to filmmaking in multiple languages, working with international directors, and acting alongside his spouse. **Footage of the film… Read More ›
Dark drama “Everybody Knows” focuses on character to create a compelling and beautiful film. [Film Fest 919]
Representing EoM as press, contributor Hunter Heilman attended the first annual Film Fest 919 in Raleigh, NC, to review several films that are either in limited release now or are yet to be released. For a filmmaker, at least from… Read More ›
If audiences are lucky, Jack Sparrow’s fifth outing, ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’, will put all future stories to rest.
An alternate, shorter take of this review was originally published for CLTure on their site on May 26th, 2017. As the latest, and hopefully last, film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales attempts to go back to its roots,… Read More ›