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  • June 27, 2017

    How the Writers’ Strike Inspired Adam Saunders to Make His Own Opportunities

    Actor-turned-producer Adam Saunders (“Shimmer Lake”) tells Backstage how he found the impetus to start his own production company, Footprint Features, after growing tired of waiting for others to cast him. A film’s producer is like a sports team’s general manager. “Think of a football team. The actors are the players everybody knows; the director is Read More…

  • June 22, 2017

    Oscars: 13 Deserving Contenders From 2017 So Far

    As we rapidly approach 2017’s midway point, there are already a number of films that deserve to be remembered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when Oscar ballots go out at the end of the year. Academy voters notoriously have short memories, though it’s hardly their fault alone; studios are so obsessed Read More…

  • June 15, 2017

    Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

    Told backwards, Shimmer Lake is the kind of crime drama that very much revels in keeping it’s audience in the dark. There is no hand holding here. No re-explaining things that the audience might miss. This film, from first time director Oren Uziel, is the kind of calling card that has been used to launch Read More…