Author: Jazmine Joyner

A Silent Voice is a Perfect Film

A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)  Naoko Yamada (director), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay), Kazuya Takao (cinematographer), Kengo Shigemura (editor) Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, Kenshō Ono, Yūki Kaneko (voice cast) Adapted from the manga A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima October 20, 2017 (USA) It’s rare to find a film that has a sweet, nuanced, and intelligent take on deafness and the ableism that society inflicts on the deaf community. Yet with her adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima’s A Silent Voice, Naoko Yamada has delivered just that. A true gem, this is a breathtakingly, beautiful, slice of life anime, which has a sincerity and kindness that’s...

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Behind-the-Scenes with the Mr. Mercedes Cast

Early reviews warn that the first few minutes of David E. Kelley’s Mr. Mercedes are “horrifying” and “disturbing.” This is unsurprising, given that the 10-part series is adapted from Stephen King’s bestselling 2014 detective thriller. The trailer was revealed at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, and I had a chance to chat with some of the major players. Kelly Lynch, who plays Deborah Hartsfield What drew you to Mr. Mercedes? What about this show or this source material did you latch on to? First of all, I am a huge Stephen King geek. I have read everything. I have...

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