The Process

44+ min. Mitzi Kapture, dist. by Process Studios, www.theprocessstudios.com. 2018. DVD UPC 888295628099. $42.95; Blu-ray $48.95; acad. libs. $295. Public performance. PERFORMING ARTS
On the heels of the very funny and popular Netflix series The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas, comes The Process, a documentary about real-life acting and directing coach Larry Moss. With high-profile students such as Hilary Swank, Jim Carrey, and Helen Hunt, Moss is a name more well known to Hollywood insiders than to Main Street mortals. Director/producer Kapture creates a visually exciting pace of narrative, interviews, and filmed scenes while keeping the video intimate and instructive. Interestingly, Moss is natural and compelling while talking to and working with his audience of students though a bit stilted when speaking into a camera, a testament to the value of a live performance. Unlike Kominsky's wannabe stars, featured here are talented and experienced professionals on a lifelong journey to improve their craft. The in-depth scene work demonstrates the positive influences of the Moss "Process." Bonus features are noteworthy and fascinating.
VERDICT A valuable addition to acting, directing, and general theater collections; an entertaining film for all libraries.

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