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‘Guardian Angel’: Josh Lucas explores hypnosis in ‘Murderous Trance’

“Ford vs. Ferrari” actor Josh Lucas is used to playing sweet characters like Jake Perry in “Sweet Home Alabama.” In “Murderous Trance,” also known as “The Guardian Angel,” he stars as Björn Schow Nielsen, a...

Cold as Ice: Disney animators rise to the challenge on ‘Frozen II’

By Connor Dziawura Looking back, Disney supervising animator Justin Sklar says his team would not have been able pull off its work on “Frozen II” when the first film was released six years ago. From improved...

The ‘Harrowing’ Truth: ‘The Report’ breaks down Senate investigation into CIA interrogation

By Connor Dziawura There’s no “Hollywood-ization” in Vice Studios’ upcoming film “The Report,” which is set to receive a limited theatrical release and hit Amazon Prime Video later this month. At least that’s what Daniel J....

An Important Reminder: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ puts modern twist on WWII satire

By Annika Tomlin New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, who portrays Jewish girl Elsa Korr in Taika Waititi’s satirical black comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” took her role seriously. Before filming in Prague, McKenzie says she read Anne Frank’s...

More Than a Game: Basketball film ‘Game Day’ speaks to its actors

By Connor Dziawura Romeo Miller loves basketball. The entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who also played basketball for the University of South California in the late 2000s, will be the first to tell you the sport...
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Second Chance: Alex Roe stars in romance film about redemption, ‘Forever My Girl’

By Connor Dziawura When actor Alex Roe auditioned for the lead role in Forever My Girl, he was drawn to the film for two reasons: the coming-of-age of his character, and the ability to hone his...

Granite Mountain Hotshots immortalized in ‘Only the Brave’

A Story to Tell Connor Dziawura When the Yarnell Hill Fire resulted in the deaths of 19 of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots in 2013, millions across the country were stunned. The tragedy was...

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