Interview with Esther Smith and Rafe Spall, the stars of ‘Trying’

Depending on which website you read, adoption wait times in the United Kingdom average from 6 to 26 months, but no matter where a hopeful couple and a prospective child land on this scale, it’s a long stretch for everyone involved.  Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) – a lovely 30-something pair living in Camden, a hip and lively London district – have first-hand knowledge of this bureaucratic and emotional passage to possible parenthood.  Esther and Rafe star in “Trying”, the comedy/drama Apple TV+ series that follows Nikki and…

Mia Isaac graciously arrives for a ‘Don’t Make Me Go’ interview

In “Don’t Make Me Go” (2022), Max (John Cho) is a single parent with a grim medical diagnosis.  Max doesn’t tell his teenage daughter, Wally (Mia Isaac), but he takes her on a road trip to meet her mom in this family drama from director Hanna Marks.  Mia graciously met ArtHouseFilmWire’s Jeff Mitchell over a Zoom call, and this talented young actress shares Wally’s perspectives, the amusing and stressful learning-how-to-drive scenes, the limited prep time she had with John, and much more! On Friday, July 15, “Don’t Make Me Go”…

‘Thirteen Lives’ Press Conference with Ron Howard and the cast

In 1995, Ron Howard commanded “Apollo 13”, a harrowing drama about the real-life 1970 lunar mission where (NASA and) three astronauts had to think out of the box – in outer space – after an unexpected explosion damaged the ship.  Twenty-seven years later, Howard recreates another actual rescue attempt for the big screen.  This time, the tight spot lands on Earth, an elaborate Thailand cave system, and 13 people – 12 kids and their soccer coach – are trapped.  In “Thirteen Lives”, rescue teams search through the caverns. The “Thirteen…