News and Press
  1. New trailer for highly anticipated remake of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘Great Expectations’

    September 26, 2012

    The Daily Mail Online has the exclusive video trailer for Mike Newell’s new film ‘Great Expecations’ posted online. You can watch the trailer and view many stills from the film on their website. Read the full article at the Daily Mail.

  2. Great Expectations: Toronto Review

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Vivid characterizations from Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter are the highlights of Mike Newell’s traditional retelling of the classic Dickens novel.” Author David Rooney has more good things to say about the film over at the Hollywood Reporter’s website. Read the full review online.

  3. ‘Great Expecations’ review – Screen Daily

    Screen Daily posted a review of ‘Great Expectations’. Film critic Mark Adams said, “This version of Great Expectations is intelligently directed, beautifully shot and admirably performed.” Read the full review over at Screen Daily.

  4. Latest Review of Dirty Girl

    September 29, 2011

    Hart Lunsford Pictures’ Dirty Girl was recently reviewed in BUST Magazine. Click here to download the PDF.

  5. Latest Reviews of ‘Me and Orson Welles’

    December 18, 2009

    NY Times, 11/25/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ Review

    NY Times, 11/22/09: Citizen Welles as Myth in the Making

    Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert), 12/9/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 4 stars

    Chicago Tribune (Michael Phillips), 12/10/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 3 1/2 stars

    Rolling Stone, 11/25/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 3 stars

    New Yorker, 12/3/09: The Ten Best Films of 2009

    Christian Science Monitor, 12/1/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ Review

    Dallas Morning News, 12/10/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 4 1/2 stars, 12/11/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 3 stars

    Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/11/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ – 3 stars

    San Francisco Chronicle, 12/11/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’

    The Arizona Republic, 12/11/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’

    Seattle Times, 12/11/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles': a lighthearted period piece

    St. Paul Pioneer Press (Chris Hewitt), 12/10/09: Review: The drama is witty, the actors divine – all’s Welles that end swell

    Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/11/09: Welles done – very well

    Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/11/09: ‘Me & Orson Welles’ director and Welles himself have genius in common

    Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/8/09: McKay does well in role of ‘Welles’

    Louisville Courier-Journal, 11/29/09: He & ‘Orson Welles': Ed Hart adjusts to switch from film development to distribution

    LEO (Louisville Eccentric Observer), 12/9/09: Louisville snags a role in ‘Me and Orson Welles’

  6. Reviews of ‘Trucker’ and Interviews with Michelle Monaghan

    October 13, 2009

    Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert), 10/7/09: Trucker – 4 Stars

    The New York Observer, 10/6/09: Riding in Cars With Boys

    NY Times, 10/9/09: Trucker – She’s a Big-Rig Driver on the Mommy Track

    Awards Daily, 10/7/09: Convoy of raves roll out for Michelle Monaghan in Trucker

    Huffington Post (Marshall Fine), 10/9/09: Interview: Michelle Monaghan Drives Trucker

    IndieWire, 10/07/09: Monaghan Drives Trucker

    BlackBook, 10/9/09: Michelle Monaghan Talks ‘Trucker,’ Learns to Pronounce Galifianakis

    The Wrap, 10/9/09: Road Talk with ‘Trucker’ Star Michelle Monaghan

    HooplaNow, 10/7/09: Michelle Monaghan in indie film ‘Trucker’

    IF Magazine, 10/16/09: Movie Review: ‘Trucker’

  7. Latest reviews of ‘Me and Orson Welles’

    October 8, 2009, 9/16/09: New Orleans Film Festival to feature bold-faced names

    LA Times, 9/15/09: Will Richard Linklater’s ‘Me and Orson Welles’ have a wonderful new life?

    NY Times, 9/13/09: Dazzling Performances to Gild the Résumés: Christian McKay, ‘Me and Orson Welles’

    Hollywood Reporter, 9/9/09: U.S. release planned for ‘Orson Welles’

    Variety, 9/9/09: Linklater’s ‘Orson Welles’ gets a date, 9/9/09: Cinemanx finalizes US distribution for Me and Orson Welles, 9/9/09: Breaking with Tradition, Partners Bringing Linklater’s Latest to Theaters

    Variety, 9/8/09: ‘Me and Orson Welles’ Review

    LA Times, 9/5/09: Toronto: Richard Linklater premieres ‘Me and Orson Welles’

  8. ‘Grace is Gone’ Reviews

    December 20, 2007

    Los Angeles Times [Kevin Crust]
    “In a year that has seen wave after wave of films addressing the war in Iraq with varying degrees of anger and frustration, Grace serves as a gently thoughtful coda and reminder of what continues.”
    “It’s a deeply affecting drama that never resorts to manipulation in achieving its aims. Instead, it relies on the strong script…as well as a trio of fantastic performances… The role is a complete departure for [John Cusack], and the change is a welcome one that should win him both critical praise and awards. The film’s tone is sweet and sad, though never overwhelmingly so, and it’s helped by excellent cinematography from Jean-Louis Bompoint and a quietly moving score from Clint Eastwood.”

    San Francisco Chronicle [Mick LaSalle]
    “Someday, the war will be over, and this film will be a respectable cultural artifact, a movie that tried to tell a sad story without taking political sides.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer [William Arnold]
    “It makes its points and is more cultural evidence of just how harshly history is likely to judge our ill-fated adventure in the Middle East.”

    Cinematical [James Rocchi]
    “The film is as affecting — and as ultimately human — as one might hope, and it still brings home the ugly real fact that for too many Americans, the evening news isn’t just background noise.” [Chris Barsanti]
    “There’s an undeniable integrity here…with the powerfully sympathetic Cusack leading a clutch of standout performances through an honest and fair appreciation of death and the gaping holes of its aftermath.”

    The Onion AV Club
    “Grace Is Gone attempts to address grief frankly, gently, and without didacticism, and it largely succeeds.”

    Maxim [Pete Hammond]
    “Incredibly, John Cusack has never been nominated for an Academy Award, but this movie may change that. He’s simply terrific in a fine and moving film.”

    For additional reviews, check out the “Grace is Gone” section of our Films page.