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THEO WHO LIVED — David Schisgall Interview

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THEO WHO LIVED is a story of the remarkable empathy its subject, American journalist Theo Padnos, found for the captors who tortured him after being kidnapped in Syria in 2012.  David Schisgall’s sensitive, heart-wrenching documentary about Theo, like Theo himself, finds the humanity in everyone. Preferring to see people as individuals rather than stereotypes, it’s… Read More »

BURIED

It would be easy, and a huge mistake, to dismiss BURIED as a stunt film. Sure, Ryan Reynolds spends the entire 94 minutes of the running time buried underground in a box, but such is the imaginative take on the subject by screenwriter Chris Sparling and director Roderigo Cortes, that the struggle of one confined… Read More »

Ryan Reynolds is BURIED

Ryan Reynolds has had many challenging roles in his career, but spending 17 days flat on his back playing a man buried alive was unique among them. When I spoke to him on September 20, 2010, he described why he wanted to take it on, how he used the lesson of a skydive gone wrong… Read More »