On Feb. 16, 2021, I had an idea for a feature film. In the next 12 days, I filled out a beat sheet, note-carded every scene, digitized those notes in PowerPoint (revising all the while), researched locations, watched half a dozen movies and several interviews with famous directors and screenwriters, and wrote the first 47 pages of my movie.
Movie Monday: Timothée Chalamet
Meet Timothée Chalamet — he's not yet 25, and already he's been awarded and nominated for numerous awards for his performances in indie and blockbuster films alike.
Movie Monday: The Aeronauts
THE AERONAUTS has been described as "GRAVITY meets FREE SOLO," and though I haven't seen the latter, this seems to be a reasonable comparison. There's drama, love and loss, realism and historical significance, female empowerment and the championing of the underdog archetype, and just straight-up adventure, which I found highly entertaining.
Movie Monday: Joe Versus the Volcano
Based in Long Island, New York, Joe vs. the Volcano is the story of a thirty-something ex-firefighter, Joe Banks (Tom Hanks), who has "a very lousy job" at a petroleum jelly and rectal probe factory in the advertising department.