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Victoria Alexander reviews THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Film Poster: Three Identical Strangers

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Tim Wardle’s documentary is meticulously researched and thoroughly harrowing; however, I have two questions that the director bypassed. I must begin this review by highly recommending, the provocative The Anatomy of Violence, The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine. … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews TAG

FIlm Poster: TAG

Written by: Victoria Alexander

The waterboarding scene was hilarious! Five guys and they ignore the presence of a beautiful woman from the Wall Street Journal. After seeing TAG I decided to write a screenplay about how I auditioned my 7th grade classmates to be … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews BEAST

Film Poster: BEAST

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Sensational. Buckley and Flynn are sensational. Skip the comic book movies and see BEAST. This film stays with you. Imdb.com logline for BEAST: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive … Continue reading

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Specialty Releases

Film Review: “Alone in the Game” Offers Poignant Tales of LGBTQ Athletes

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Alone in the Game (David McFarland/Natalie Metzger/Michael Rohrbaugh, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. A moving and well-told profile of the challenges faced by LGBTQ athletes, Audience Network’s Alone in the Game – from first-time writer/producer David McFarland and directors Natalie Metzger (Special … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Surreal and the Macabre Elevate the Comedy of “Sorry to Bother You”

Written by: Patrick Howard

Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. Hip-hop musician Boots Riley showcases his natural talents as a filmmaker with his debut feature film Sorry to Bother You, starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Jermaine Fowler. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Addicts Struggle to Survive in Powerful “Recovery Boys”

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Recovery Boys (Elaine McMillion Sheldon, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. From Elaine McMillion Sheldon, who just last year gave us the Oscar-nominated Netflix-released short documentary Heroin(e), about the opioid epidemic ravaging West Virginia (and much of the rest of … 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: The Action Genre and Its Potential Are Botched in “Mile 22”

Mile 22 (Peter Berg, 2018) 1 out of 4 stars. In the past five years, audiences – blessed with the sublime action of Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, and, most recently, Mission: Impossible – Fallout – could let out a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Overly Obsessed with Wealth, “Crazy Rich Asians” Still Delivers Some Rom-Com Goods

Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Let’s start with the good: Crazy Rich Asians, from director Jon M. Chu (Jem and the Holograms), features an appealing, almost exclusively Asian cast, in a diverting rom-com confection produced … Continue reading

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Film Review: “BlacKkKlansman” Serves up Serious Racial Satire with a Contemporary Bite

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Spike Lee has almost always been a director worth watching, even when his work has fallen short of the brilliant promise of such early narratives like She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Statham and Crew Charm Their Way Through Dumb Fun of “The Meg”

The Meg (Jon Turteltaub, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Have no fear, O Bruce the Shark (of Jaws fame): though you be but a (mechanical) great white, no (CGI) megalodon – the largest shark that ever lived! – can take you, whatever images … Continue reading

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Film Review: LEAVE NO TRACE

Film Poster: Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace – ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Leave No Trace is the fourth feature film from Debra Granik, a modern feminist, who previously made the award-winning Winter’s Bone, (2010), Down to the Bone (2004) and a feature -length documentary named … Continue reading

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