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Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth

“To my sister, who still hasn’t given back my orange pullover” reads Diane Kurys’ cheeky dedication in the opening to her newly restored feature debut, “Peppermint Soda.” Set over the course of a single school year, bookended by summer vacations, the b…

If you’re looking to class up your Peak TV viewing this spring, you’ll certainly want to keep “Howards End” on the dial. The latest adaption of E.M. Forster‘s acclaimed novel features a script by Kenneth Lonergan (“M…

For most actors, particularly those on the rise, getting the chance to stand opposite Daniel Day-Lewis is a rare yet intimidating proposition. The actor’s rigorous method approach — which has generally seen him learn everything about the role he&…

“Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa is working hard at staying busy. With the first season of Showtime’s “The Chi” behind him, the filmmaker is now starting to pile up potential projects for his next feature. This week he signed up to write…

If the saying goes that love conquers all, then Wim Wenders follows that adage to the very depths of the ocean in “Submergence.” The sadly soggy drama will perhaps interest fans of Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, but unfortunately there&#…

For every project like the Sundance hit “Mandy,” Nicolas Cage has a half dozen more picture that you might not have noticed were released (in the past couple of months alone, that would include fare such as “Mom & Dad,” &#82…

When it came to last year’s historic Oscar Best Picture flub (that ruined the awards for Barry Jenkins forever), Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway unfairly got most of the heat. What has largely been forgotten is that the whole envelope mixup happen…

When “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits home video later this month, fans are going to be treated to fourteen deleted scenes (totalling over 20 minutes), which show the narrative paths that Rian Johnson chose not to go down. As he’s expl…

Yesterday, Disney moved up the release date of “Avengers: Infinity War” to April 27th, giving the blockbuster three clear weeks to dominate multiplexes before the arrival of “Deadpool 2.” But let’s be real, your parents (a…

Faced with criticisms from some corners about the gaze employed on his young leads in “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” director Abdellatif Kechiche doubles down with his new film “Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno.” In fact, the trailer fo…