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With David out sick, Devindra and Jeff team up this week to chat about The Glass Castle, the latest film from Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play in Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast:   SHOWNOTES  What We’ve Been Watching  Devindra (03:45): Annabelle: Creation, Tacoma, Hellbade: Senua’s Sacrifice Jeff (18:17): Game of Thrones S7 Featured review: The Glass Castle (31:12) Credits Our sponsor this week is Bomb

'The Glass Castle' Review: Memoir Becomes Melodrama, With a Wasted Brie Larson Performance Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 was one of the best movies of 2013, and remains one of the most surprising indie dramas of the past several years. It’s the film that finally put Brie Larson on the film industry’s radar, charting a path towards an eventual Oscar win. One of the greatest strengths of that film is how delicately it unpacks the day-to-day trauma and struggle of neglected teens living at a group home. With that in mind, Cretton’s latest film The Glass Castle sounded especially promising – an adaptation about a dysfunctional family told through the eyes of a young girl.

Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 was one of the best movies of 2013, and remains one of the most surprising indie dramas of the past several years. It’s the film that finally put Brie Larson on the film industry’s radar, charting a path towards an eventual Oscar win. One of the greatest strengths of that film is how delicately it unpacks the day-to-day trauma and struggle of neglected teens living at a group home. With that in mind, Cretton’s latest film The Glass Castle sounded especially promising – an adaptation about a dysfunctional family told through the eyes of a young girl.

Brie Larson Knew Woody Harrelson Was Right for 'The Glass Castle' After They Got Trapped in a Thunderstorm In The Glass Castle, Woody Harrelson plays a man constantly living on the edge. His Rex Walls is an alcoholic father with good intentions but untraditional, even dangerous, parenting methods. In the film, Destin Daniel Cretton’s adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name, Brie Larson portrays the adult version of the author as she reflects on her tumultuous childhood and complicated relationship with her father, Rex.

“The Glass Castle” is a far better book than movie. While this is not surprising on its face, since books are often more complex, moving and involving than their screen adaptations, it is astonishing for other reasons. The cast is topnotch. Oscar winners and nominees abound. Director Destin Daniel Cretton adapted Jeannette Walls’ bestselling 2005 memoir of a turbulent and destitute upbringing. His previous directorial effort was 2013’s “Short Term 12,” a deeply moving and credible drama about at-risk kids.

Audiences first took notice of Brie Larson’s dramatic talents with 2013’s Short Term 12. Now, after earning her first Oscar and landing the lead in Marvel’s upcoming female-led superhero film, the actress is reuniting with the director who helped bring her into the spotlight. Continue reading…

Brie Larson is in early talks to replace Jennifer Lawrence as the star of Lionsgate’s “The Glass Castle,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Lawrence, who will be back in theaters next month in the studio’s final “Hunger Games” sequel, had been previously attached to the project, which is an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir. Should the deal happen, Larson would work with director Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed her in 2013’s critically acclaimed indie drama “Short Term 12.” Marti Noxon wrot

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