LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21:  Elvis Mitchell and Jennifer Connelly attend the Film Independent Special Screening of "Aloft" at The Landmark Theater on May 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

There’s a quote in Claudia Llosa’s new feature Aloft (which premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival) that echo Stephen Daldrey’s The Hours. “It was just too much to bear,” Jennifer Connelly’s character whispers to her estranged adult son. She’s apologizing for abandoning him […]

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Beware: The world is full of writer zombies seeking to destroy your chances of success. Real zombies—if movies and TV shows are to be believed­—are easy to spot. They don’t walk, they lurch.  They hiss. They have terrible skin. Writer zombies, on the other hand, […]

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Behind every (fill in the blank) great/glorious/funny/scary/sad story told on film is an equally great/glorious/funny/scary (yes, probably sometimes) sad story: the one about how the whole thing went from being an idea in a brain (probably many years ago) to a big screen premiere at a big-time Festival. In this […]

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