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  • BROOKLYN – Review
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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 […]

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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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    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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  • _ALF6973 (Medium)
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      The broadest and most creative field is the film industry. Movie schools are abundant all around the world and these schools look after their students’ best interests – they aim to train successful filmmakers. After a student successfully completes the course in the film school, they can be employed in film studios, government film […]

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  • Jamie Herrell
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    Before enrolling in IAFT, I was studying Mass Communications in Cebu City at the University of San Jose-Recoletos. I was just a typical girl going to school, worrying about normal things that college students think about. When my Dad passed away in 2013 I had to stop school to help my Mom pay the bills. […]

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  • sequels
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    by Michael Chasin   Movies — are products—with unique mixes of scripts and players—that yield varying degrees of success. So when that magical mix does actually work (makes money)—there is the desire to make another—as close to that original product as possible. The sequel. Unfortunately, often times, sequels—don’t equal—their originals. Jason Bourne was compelling in […]

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    By: Mike Robinson Students and aspiring filmmakers, when promoting your film, look towards festivals that have a themes or interests that match your film’s idea.  The East LA Interchange documentary I contributed several animations for is now winning several awards on the festival circuit.   Even though the documentary is about a very specialized topic, […]

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