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    by Michael Chasin Hail, Caesar! is about very big ideas—set up to collide with each other. Caesar, emperor and enslaver—and the collectivism of communism. 1950’s Hollywood, manufacturer of fakery—and propriety and religion. Hail, Caesar! is nominally about Studio Chief Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who finds that Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the star of his big-budget […]

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  • LoriWyman
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    by Michael Chasin “More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting.” – Martin Scorsese. Casting Director Lori S. Wyman’s vast and impressive credits include TV’s Miami Vice, The Glades, and Burn Notice – the films Dolphin Tale, Striptease, and Hoot, Florida casting for Ali, Up in the Air, Speed 2, and […]

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  • tikibar
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    When I was asked to write about my highlights of learning filmmaking at The International Academy of Film & Television (IAFT), a good number of experiences came to mind: Learning how to set up lights, collaborating with my classmates to direct my first short film and the arduous task of completing a sports drama. However, […]

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  • Attorney Barry Chase
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    by Michael Chasin   Fresh Harvard Law School grad Barry Chase found himself a witness to history – in the courtroom as Vice President Spiro Agnew pled nolo contendere and resigned his office. Since then, Mr. Chase has gone on to represent media giants such as CBS, Time, and PBS, where he subsequently served as […]

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  • brooklyn_ver2
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    by Michael Chasin Brooklyn—is about the promise—of more. Young Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) lives a small life in a small town in 1950’s Ireland. She is a shop girl who dreams of being a bookkeeper—if not an accountant—while living with her sister and mother. With the support of her sister, Eilis immigrates to Brooklyn for a […]

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  • William1
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    Character actors are such an invaluable breed. You should know the term character actor. It refers to those actors, both male and female, who aren’t playing the lead. They’re playing supporting characters in the story. Could be a character with a lot of lines or somebody with just one or two lines. They don’t have […]

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  • becominganactor
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    If you have ever thought that acting will eventually become your career choice, the first thing you need to do is look for an acting school with a good reputation – a school that will fit your needs and your lifestyle. For most people, the acting school you choose will require you to spend time […]

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  • Eye in the Sky
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    by Michael Chasin   Great films—are entertaining—exist on multiple levels—and provoke thought. Eye in the Sky takes on this challenge. After years on the hunt for a terrorist, British Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) finally has him—and his British-national wife—in her sights—in Kenya. Working with a multi-national task force of American drone pilots and Kenyans […]

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  • black-mass-review
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    Part 1, posted on Monday, 4/25, focused on Sicario.   BLACK MASS, which also came out last year, is a crime thriller cut from the same cloth as Sicario, but it’s the opposite in delivery. It’s well made. The performances are all first rate. And the cinematography is superb, by Masanobu Takanayagi, who also did […]

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  • sicario-poster
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    No question. SICARIO is one of the best films of 2015. The raw and relentless direction of Denis Villeneuve, coupled with Roger Deakins’ framing and the indelible music of Jóhann Jóhannsson. All to underscore the progression through brutality of the three standout central characters, complex people at the pinnacle of the story, immersed in a […]

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