G-S-T Review…The Perks of Being A Wallflower

In the feature film adaptation of the popular (and semi-controversial) young adult novel of the same name writer/director Stephen Chbosky recounts part of his younger life as puts a difficult time in his life on display for the world to see. A bold film told in a retrospective manner we, through a series of letters Chbosky […]

Video Interview…’The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky has adapted his highly successful and influental novel “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” into one of this year’s most touching and affecting films. The writer/director assembles a trio of highly talented young actors to bring his semi-autobiographical story life and it’s already getting getting good buzz from its run on the festival circuit.   […]

Principal Photography Begins On Pascal Chaumeil's 'A Long Way Down'

News from across the pond is that principal photography is underway on A Long Way Down, the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s (‘About A Boy’, ‘High Fidelity’) irreverent hit novel. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker, Fly Me to the Moon) with a screenplay by Jack Thorne (How I Live Now, The Scouting Book for Boys) and is […]

G-S-T Review…Lawless

In his latest film John Hillcoat delivers a fantastic period-piece film based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” (an account of the true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family). Titled simply Lawless this adaptation chronicles the events around the Bondurant family at the pinnacle of their prohibition-era moonshine business and how three Virginia brothers became legends […]

G-S-T Review…The Hunger Games

Film fans have seen various visions of dystopia and its many hypothesized forms for decades. From Brazil to Equilibrium, from Logan’s Run to The Running Man, there’s no shortage of dismal looking futures. Yet as bleak as those titles paint their depicted worlds, The Hunger Games lets us know that hope and heart are still part of […]

G-S-T Review…Being Flynn

A story about family and coping with the unavoidable bonds between us, Being Flynn is, in short, about accepting who you are so you can try to fix your own problems. Adapted from Nick Flynn’s memoir “Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City” the film is about Nick and his father going a very long way to come […]

Is M. Night Poised For A "Comeback"?

I for one like M. Night Shyamalan.  He’s visionary yet classical, revealing yet secretive, twisty-turney yet plain as day. People even compared him to a modern-day Hitchcock. To me I think he started strong and while his style was there in every movie, it seemed his movies began to fall flat as of late. When […]

Stephen King's 'CELL' adaptation in the works…

Well it’s good news, just in, from the good folks at Cinematical!  It looks like Stephen King’s novel, The Cell, will be coming to a screen near you (size and type of screen more likely your living room TV).  In the following link, Cinematical posts some more information, including this excerpt, about the adaptation being […]