Willow Shields – Mockingjay

Willow Shields Interview

ON CINEMA - December 2014

Willow discusses her latest film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1

By Maddy O'Hara,Sophomore, Marin Academy

View the trailer for The Hunger Games - Mockingjay: Part 1

It’s hard to believe that Willow Shields was only eleven years old when filming the first of the “Hunger Games” movies. As Primrose Everdeen, she shone through the screen with her talent and maturity. Now she’s fourteen and promoting the third movie of the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

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The Boxtrolls - Film Review

The Boxtrolls - Film Review and Interview

By Dylan Jones, Junior, Marin Academy

ON CINEMA - October 2014

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With the movie The BoxTrolls, directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annabelle (creators of Coraline and ParaNorman) have created an incredibly quirky yet accessible film that manages to be visually stunning without sacrificing the integrity of the script. Indeed, “Boxtrolls” is of the rare breed of animated film that can be appreciated by all ages, full of witty humor and valuable insight on themes such as classism, injustice, and what defines self worth.

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The Book Thief

FastForward Interviews actors Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nelisse and Director Brian Percival

CINEMA - September 2013 Feature Interview

By Matt Geffen, Freshman, and Lizzie Chadbourne, Senior, Marin Academy

Image of The Book Thief's director Brian Percival, actors Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nelisse and FastForward reporters Matt Geffen and Lizzie Chadbourne “I wanted to make something as honest and natural as possible,” says Brian Percival, director of the movie The Book Thief. As FastForward reporters we sat down at The Ritz with actors Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, and Director Brian Percival to discuss their experience. Based on the best-seller of the same name by Markus Zusak, the movie The Book Thief—narrated by “Death”—explores the impact of the extraordinary events of World War II on an ordinary family in a small village in Munich. Authenticity played a large role in the production, whether it was filming the movie on location in Berlin instead of much cheaper foreign outposts to the real-life bombing of the set during production.

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