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Welcome to the first episode of The Fourth Wall – an interview podcast where I attempt to break down the fourth wall of the film industry, getting a behind the scenes look through my conversations with filmmakers, actors/actresses, and other indu…

Working tirelessly for over 25 years as an actor, Frank Grillo didn’t catch his stride in Hollywood until his turn as Brenden Conlon’s (Joel Edgerton) no-nonsense trainer, Frank Campana, in 2011’s “Warrior.” A flurry of su…

Lulu Wang’s bittersweet familial drama “The Farewell” is based on an actual lie. And this much is not a spoiler, but the very premise of the filmmaker’s sophomore feature, which follows a Chinese-American family (many of them immigrants in America and …

The past two years have seen a sea change in the career of Nora Lum known professionally as Awkwafina.  She spent most of the early part of this decade putting her music degree to good use as an increasingly well-known hip-hop artist (she’d been …

With a 25-year career spanning virtually every genre, director Kari Skogland has effortlessly navigated the ever-changing feature and narrative television mediums over the course of her envious filmography. A veteran of the shifting, feature-leaning na…

Karlovy Vary – It would make perfect sense that Jaeden Martell would have a teenage girl fanbase, right?  The 16-year-old actor has made waves since he first appeared in “St. Vincent” five years ago.  Roles in “Midnight Special&…

Growing up, The Beatles were largely influential in “Yesterday” director Danny Boyle‘s life, and while it was really the explosion of punk music that helped shaped him as a person, the music of The Beatles spoke to his British sensibi…

From the drug-fueled craze of “Trainspotting” to the zombie apocalypse of “28 Days Later” and the tech icon biopic that is “Steve Jobs,” director Danny Boyle has one of the most diverse filmographies in the industry today, which is part of what makes t…

Spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame” throughout. Spoilers for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will be discussed after July 7 and have been avoided in this piece, though sometimes redacted (much like a typical Marvel Studios script). One perennial complaint cri…

You may not realize it. He may not realize it – shoot, he might not even want it, but Jack Reynor is on the cusp of becoming that “it” leading man. That’s the big takeaway many in the industry will have after Reynor’s superb performan…