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Chords in Conversation: Filmmaker Jeff Ferrell Talks His Latest Film Dead West

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What makes a great road film? Is it a charismatic leading man who can be incredibly charming while sticking a knife deep inside of you? Is it the idea of the eternal and psychotic romantic that no matter how hard he tries to leave his insidious past alone, it always seems to pull him back? Does the cinematography, score and/or characters make the film an unmistakable portrait of long highways, sleazy motels and gun fights?

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Chords in Conversation: Emile Hirsch Talks The Autopsy of Jane Doe

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Taking on any project or puzzle can be a mission of patience, frustration, skill and learning. The practice of autopsy – a macabre science throughout the ages – takes an authentic hand, even when performing before a camera. A profession taught and handed down for generations of families; the stories and experiences cutting into true horror happening to those unfortunante souls can chill anyone to the bone. Playing the character Austin, a son, an apprentice and young man at a crossroads in his life, is talented actor Emile Hirsch who embodies the mystery, conflict and connection in the critically acclaimed THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE currently released for screenings through IFC Midnight. Emile took some time coming off the set of one of his many film projects to talk a return to horror. Working with André Øvredal and Brian Cox as well as the chilling ring of a bell for CinemaChords.com….

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Chords in Conversation: Kika Magalhaes Talks The Eyes of My Mother

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The importance, impact and power of a performance can be measured differently in each viewer’s eyes. The idea of casting is an art for some and a science for others. However, finding that perfection to elevate and solidify a film is so crucial, especially in dark dramas. Stunning, deadly and fragile as a snowflake, actress and performer Kika Magalhaes terrified as well as enchanted in Nicolas Pesce’s black and white horror tale THE EYES OF MY MOTHER which has been playing to critical acclaim. Playing the adult version of the lead female, Francisca, who is lonely and starves for love in any way she can obtain it, this coming of age story is sweeping with powerful actions, visuals and emotion so thick it’s palpable. Kika took some time out to talk with Jay Kay of CinemaChords about her Portuguese heritage, her character’s perspective of love and what is in the barn and how it impacts…

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Chords in Conversation: Ella Ballentine Talks The Monster

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Following the acclaimed home invasion shocker The Strangers, and more recent sleeper hit Mockingbird, writer/director Bryan Bertino brings us The Monster, a chilling creature feature that pits a ferociously strong mother and daughter duo against two very different kinds of monsters: One being the titular creature itself and the other the relationship most toxic that said siblings share.

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