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Q&A: Director and writer Patrick Myles talks about The Overcoat

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Q&A: Director and writer Patrick Myles talks about The Overcoat

By Josh Morris The Overcoat is a short film and an adaptation of a short story by Nikolai Gogol. It follows Christopher Cobbler, a low-level employee of an undisclosed government agency, from his complacent place of stability to his ultimate nightmarish demise after having his newly-purchased overcoat stolen. The film’s director and writer Patrick Myles […]

Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

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Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

By Josh Morris Kenya is a country that has been plagued with terrorist attacks, creating tension between the Muslims and Christians living there. Correspondingly, in December 2015, the brutal terrorist faction Al-Shabaab targets a bus containing a peaceful group of both religions. Its passengers include a Muslim man, Salah Farah (Abdiwali Farrah), and a Christian […]

Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

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Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

By Josh Morris The Silent Child is a short film that explores isolation and acceptance. At its center is four-year-old Libby (played by the remarkable Maisie Sly), a deaf girl whose mother, Sue (Rachel Fielding), is debating whether Sign Language or reading lips is the best choice for her to function in society. In an […]

Beauty and The Beastly Remake

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Beauty and The Beastly Remake

by Josh Morris This year’s Beauty and the Beast should not exist. But… it does. Oh, well. Although not “as old as time,” the tale should be familiar by now: a cursed prince, a curious maiden, a dying rose and unexpected love. I admit upfront that it was, undoubtedly, not an easy task for director […]

‘The Red Pill’ Delves Into the Men’s Rights Movement

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‘The Red Pill’ Delves Into the Men’s Rights Movement

by Josh Morris “If men have all the power, why can’t they talk about their problems?” Have you ever thought the Men’s Rights Movement might actually have some validity? Have you been warned of its “toxic appeal?” That it’s a hate group? Have you ever even heard of it? I imagine most people haven’t. Truthfully, […]

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: ‘On The Map’

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Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: ‘On The Map’

by Josh Morris In 1977 there was a basketball game; one that, for all intents and purposes, had a pre-ordained winner. But they lost. The trophy that day went instead to the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, who defeated CSKA Moscow during the Cold War. It is a victory that helped form the identity of […]

In Defense of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

In Defense of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

by Josh Morris By now you may have heard that Batman vs. Superman isn’t very good; or that it’s a disappointment in some way or another. While the film may have its shortcomings, I found it intense, fun and even moving at times. The new DC Comic’s movie has earned (for now) the biggest box […]

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