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Film Review: LITTLE WOMEN

Film Poster: LITTLE WOMEN

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Chalamet is a disaster as the object of desire of 2 of the Little Women. He’s like the fifth sister hugging his knees and prancing around. He’s prettier and thinner than his co-stars. The March sisters are bores. They keep … Continue reading

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Film Review: MARRIAGE STORY

FIlm Poster: MARRIAGE STORY

Written by: Victoria Alexander

It builds to a sensational, illuminating scene between Johansson and Driver, then slips when Driver, who does have a strong singing voice, uses the film to audition for a Broadway musical. It’s tough to make a film about marriage. You … Continue reading

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Film Review: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

Film Poster - TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

Written by: Victoria Alexander

All hail the triumphant return of Sarah Connor. They got it right. Let’s ignore the ridiculous previous – financial, rather than heroic, attempts to keep the franchise going – and just say here is the sequel to that money-making name … Continue reading

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Specialty Releases

Film Review: “The Wave” Is an Overambitious Step into Nonsense

Written by: Hannah Tran

The Wave (Gille Klabin, 2019) 1 out of 4 stars. The Wave is the type of movie that you feel you know exactly who made it and exactly who they made it for, and, likely, you even know some of these … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Song of Names” Too Often Sings Flat

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Associate Editor

The Song of Names (François Girard, 2019) 2 out of 4 stars. There is one truly affecting scene in The Song of Names, the new film from François Girard (The Red Violin), based on the eponymous 2002 novel by Norman … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Clemency” Falls Short of Absolution

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Associate Editor

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu, 2019) 2 out of 4 stars. Despite strong central performances from lead actress Alfre Woodard (Knucklehead), as a benumbed prison warden on the verge of an emotional breakdown, and Aldis Hodge (Brian Banks), as a death-row inmate, … Continue reading

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Book Shelf 2017: The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Written by: Rob Goald, Senior Editor

The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING By Dan Mirvish Routledge/Taylor & Francis A Focal Press Book New York 2017    Learning how to produce ultra-low-budget feature films is a demanding and complicated task. Even earning a bachelor’s degree in Film, … Continue reading

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At Tribeca Film Institute, a Treasure Trove for Indie and Emerging Filmmakers

Tribeca Film Institute

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

In Lower Manhattan, bordered on the west by the Hudson River, the east by Broadway, the north by Canal Street, and on the south by the World Trade Center site, lies the neighborhood known as Tribeca (formerly spelled “TriBeCa,” each … Continue reading

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How Celebrities Can Manage The Pressures Of Hollywood

Written by: Stan Popovich

Many celebrities deal with the pressures of Hollywood on a regular basis. Here are some suggestions on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of dealing with peer pressure when working in Hollywood. 1. Know Where You Stand. Ask yourself … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Bad Boys for Life” – When Michael Bay is Away, the Bad Boys Will Play

Bad Boys for Life (Adil El Arbi/Bilall Fallah, 2020) 2½ out of 4 stars. 17 years have passed since the last installment of the Bad Boys franchise assaulted audiences’ eyes with unrelenting machismo and other problematic content. In hindsight, Bad Boys and Bad … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Dolittle” Could Do More with Much Less, but Still Offers Good Family Fun

Dolittle (Stephen Gaghan, 2020) 2½ out of 4 stars.  In 1920, British author Hugh Lofting, fresh out of the horrific trenches of World War I, published a children’s fantasy novel entitled The Story of Doctor Dolittle, in which he recounted the … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Just Mercy” Serves Powerful Justice with a Side of Cinematic Syrup

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Already the subject of an HBO documentary that opened in 2019, attorney Bryan Stevenson now gets his dramatized due in Just Mercy, from director Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Like a Boss” Is Another Throwaway January Flick

Like a Boss (Miguel Arteta, 2020) 1 out of 4 stars. I long for the day when January ceases to be a bottomless pit of mediocre and downright horrible films. Occasionally you’ll get a surprise hit like Cloverfield in 2008 or an underrated … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Underwater” Nearly Drowns in Clichés, but Stays Afloat Long Enough to Somewhat Entertain

Underwater (William Eubank, 2020) 2 out of 4 stars. An action thriller that almost drowns in its soaked clichés, Underwater nevertheless manages to hold viewer interest for a good portion of its blessedly taut 95-minute length, largely thanks to competent performances from the … Continue reading

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