GFC Film Reviews - Good Kill - "It's not PlayStation...We are killing people!"

May 21, 2015
Movie Poster


UAVs... Un-manned Aircraft... Drones. It doesn’t matter what you call them, they are not the future of warfare, they are the here and now. Good Kill written and directed by Andrew Nichol (Gattaca and The Truman Show) reunites with actor Ethan Hawke to provide a look into the daily life of a single pilot assigned to fly missions using UAVs for the war on terror. Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness) co-stars with Hawke as the weathered lieutenant In charge of missions along with Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), the fresh recruit that questions the ethical validity of the groups missions. The film places Hawke in the middle of these two opposing views asking him to pick a side and either accept his self-proclaimed role as a coward shooting missiles from 7000 miles away, or to resign before he loses himself completely to the psychological impact of his daily actions.

Poster for film Good Kill by IFC Films

GFC Film Reviews - Animals, for love or addiction!

May 13, 2015
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Every day we walk down the street and we see a person, a man or a woman, who is just hanging around a little messy, a little out of place, and sometimes not really aware of the world around them. Animals, a new film directed by Collin Schiffli, explores two people, one woman and one man who struggle to survive on instinct and avoid the crash of withdraw from their heroin addiction. David Dastmalchian stars in the lead male role which he wrote along with co-star Kim Shaw to provide a character study of two people who just need each other to cope with life on the streets.

Autumn 2015 Screenwriting Course Offerings

April 7, 2015
Image of Casablanca screenplay

The Film Studies Program is excited to be offering a wide range of screenwriting options for the upcoming Autumn 2015 semester. For more information on time, locations, and instructors, click here.