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Admittedly, I’m not familiar with Nicola Yoon‘s well-received YA novel “Everything, Everything.” Though if Stella Meghie‘s earnest, if underwhelming, sophomore feature is a proper indication, it doesn’t live up to the source material. As proven by multiple underwhelming book-to-film translations of late, whether they might be “American Pastoral” or last month’s sorely disappointing “The Circle,” there’s a fine art to proper book-to-film translations, yet even the most assured, dedicated filmmakers can miss the mark. Continue reading ‘Everything, Everything’ Leaves You Desiring A Little Bit More [Review] at The Playlist.

We’re nearing the end of post-Oscar week here, and having delighted in the shock win for “Moonlight” and watched the video of the end-of-show trainwreck countless times, we’re ready for an awards-y break. But before we move on to other matters, we traditionally look ahead to help give you an idea of what people will be talking about as Oscar contenders in six months or so when the season picks up again (LOL, it’s really more like two months, with Cannes on the way). Continue reading Premature Oscar Predictions: 2018 Best Actor & Best Actress Nominees at The Playlist.

EXCLUSIVE: A passion project, Where Hands Touch is the next feature on Belle helmer Amma Asante’s dance card. I’ve learned that The Hunger GamesAmandla Stenberg is in talks to star in the period romantic drama that will begin shooting this summer. The 1940s-set story focuses on the relationship between a mixed-race German girl and an SS officer in Berlin. Stenberg is best known for her portrayal of Rue in the first Hunger Games and also was in Colombiana, playing the…