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Brian Jacks

Brian Jacks has been covering the entertainment industry since 2000, with lengthy stints at UGO.com and MTV News. He is now the managing editor of "IFC FIX," the official blog of IFC.
Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Starlet” trailer with writer-director Sean Baker

Article: Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Starlet” trailer with writer-director Sean Baker

In Sean Baker’s new indie “Starlet,” a young Californian (played by Dree Hemingway — Ernest’s granddaughter — in her feature film debut) crosses paths with an elderly widow (Besedka Johnson) at a yard sale, where she finds a stash of cash from the older woman’s past. The resulting relationship, as these two cross-generational characters begin…

“The Chicago 8″ exclusive featurette takes you inside the infamous 1968 trial

Article: “The Chicago 8″ exclusive featurette takes you inside the infamous 1968 trial

In case you hadn’t heard, America in the late 1960s was one of turbulent protests, with citizens marching against everything from segregation to an unfair political process. It all came to a head at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, when the city’s major and uber-boss Richard J. Daley sent in the police to quash…

Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Iron Sky” trailer with director Timo Vuorensola

Article: Call-In Commentary: Watch the “Iron Sky” trailer with director Timo Vuorensola

As a huge genre nerd, I’d been tracking the progress of the German film “Iron Sky” for six or seven years, watching them take their project from concept art to fully-realized scenes and eventually to a feature-length film. It’s been a long and winding road, but now with a U.S. distributor lined up, they’re prepared…

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