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48 Hour Film Festival

Watch interview here Jay Mafela Most movies you see in the theater usually take months, even years to finish and make distribution-ready. But what if the movie had a much shorter production time? Like just two days? That is the premise of Jacksonville’s 48-Hour Film Project. The 48-Hour Film Project is an annual competition with events across the U.S. and around the world. The Jacksonville 48-Hour Film Project is headed by local filmmakers Adam and Monique Madrid, who went from participating in the festival for 10 years (and winning in 2014) to coordinating the event. “It’s been a rewarding experience …

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April Film Reviews

Harry Moore X Set in the summer of 1979, a group of filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas. But when the elderly and extremely conservative owners of the ranch they’re filming on catch them in the act, the cast and crew must fight for their lives in order to see the morning. The latest horror movie from A24 draws more from the slasher movies of the ’80s than from their more usual arthouse fare. Ti West, director of The House of the Devil and In a Valley of Violence, returns to feature filmmaking after a …

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The Grey Area

Kale Boucher Are you a boy or a girl? Why are you ashamed of your body? What do you expect people to think? You don’t want to be a man? Why doesn’t your girlfriend just date a dude? It’s just the way it is. Keagan Anfuso, a woman and creator who just happens to feel comfortable rocking loose fitting clothes and a “boyish” haircut, copied these quotes from memory onto index cards. In preparation to pitch their film, co-director Drew Brown suggested Keagan write down all the comments she could remember: anything funny, hurtful, or outright confusing someone has said …

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March Film Reviews

Harry Moore Uncharted Adapting video games into worthwhile feature films seems to be a prized treasure forever out of Hollywood’s reach, even when the source material appears tailer made for the blockbuster treatment. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star in Uncharted, the latest attempt at spinning gaming cartridges into celluloid gold. Holland stars as Nathan Drake, a young man who grew up alone in an orphanage after his older brother, Sam (Rudy Pankow), runs away to avoid being arrested for breaking into a museum. Now working as a bartender, Drake is approached by a stranger called Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Wahlberg), …

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And the award goes to…

Harry Moore This year’s list of Academy Award nominees is out, and the race is still wide open in many categories. Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog led the nominations with 12, while Dune followed up, scoring 10. The Academy’s shift toward being an international awards body continued with multiple nominations for the highly-acclaimed Japanese film Drive My Car from director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. With the ceremony set for March 27, let’s see who the favorites are for some of the major categories and who just might cause an upset. Best Picture The front runner: The Power of the Dog …

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February Film Reviews

Harry Moore Scream When a new maniac puts on the Ghostface mask and begins terrorizing the town of Woodsboro, it is up to the seemingly unkillable trio of Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley (played by franchise veterans Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette) to team up with a new generation of would-be teenage victims in order to uncover the killer and put an end to the carnage.  It’s been 25 years since the first Scream, directed by the late great director Wes Craven, slashed its way into movie theaters and syphoned together a level of witty self-awareness …

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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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Streaming Spotlight: Ted Lasso on Apple TV

If you spent time watching NBC Sports in 2013, you might recognize Jason Sudeikis’ moustachioed character, Coach Ted Lasso. To promote the network’s coverage of the Premier League, Ted appeared in a mini-documentary chronicling his time as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Ted was loud, demanding, utterly clueless and as American as apple pie in the promo spots. He was also hilarious and popular enough to inspire his own television show. That show, aptly titled Ted Lasso, premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14th and was picked up for a second season just five days later. The …

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