Two directing heavyweights sign on to helm adaptations

Within the last week, two directors–and not just any directors–but two heavy weight directors announced their next projects. Jane Campion, an Academy Award winning writer for The Piano, often takes on dark subjects even though her films are often categorized as “period pieces.” (A categorization I find offensive, but that’s for another post.) Last Monday, it … Continue reading Two directing heavyweights sign on to helm adaptations

Women of 12 Years A Slave

Editor’s note: Written for MizHollywood. Plan on exploring film further in a future post and upon rewatching. – 12 Years A Slave, which has already received stunning reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival, features the story of Solomon Northrup, a free man who is drugged and kidnapped into slavery. The film is based … Continue reading Women of 12 Years A Slave

Awards Season Watch: Sandra Bullock in Space

After early praise on the film festival circuit, Gravity, otherwise known as George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as Astronauts (!), stormed the box office, breaking October records in its first weekend (grossing $55 million) and staying on top its second week of release, topping Captain Phillips. The tension riddled events which make up the film … Continue reading Awards Season Watch: Sandra Bullock in Space

‘Touchy Feely’: Rosemarie DeWitt as director Lynn Shelton’s Emotional Cornerstone

Rosemarie DeWitt is a face you probably recognize. She’s popped up in television shows, indie films, and has a background in New York theatre. Some of DeWitt’s most compelling work has been with director Lynn Shelton in Your Sister’s Sister and more recently, Touchy Feely. Your Sister’s Sister is a comedy (comedy-drama) and for a … Continue reading ‘Touchy Feely’: Rosemarie DeWitt as director Lynn Shelton’s Emotional Cornerstone