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Victoria Alexander reviews DISOBEDIENCE

Film Poster: Disobedience

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Luminous Weisz fearlessly delves into fetish lovemaking. The general public knows very little about the customs and rituals of Orthodox Jews and are unfamiliar in seeing their closed and isolating featured in films. The head of a North London Orthodox … Continue reading

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Film Review by Victoria Alexander: DEADPOOL 2

Film Poster: DEADPOOL 2

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Fantastic! It may be R-rated, but you will see it twice or three times. DEADPOOL shocked Hollywood with its $783million worldwide box office. It had a tiny $58million budget, an R-restricted rating and a first-time director, Tim Miller. Star Ryan … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews The Rider

Film Poster: The Rider

Written by: Victoria Alexander

Zhao has created a charismatic star and a brilliant – must see twice – view of a powerful segment of American life. Writer-director Chloe Zhao has taken an outsider’s view into the world of rodeo horse riding in Pine Ridge, … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Powerful “Summer 1993,” a Child Overcomes Trauma

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Summer 1993 (“Estiu 1993”) (Carla Simón, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. A heartbreaking coming-of-age tale about a 6-year-old girl adjusting to a new life with a new family, Summer 1993 showcases remarkable, naturalistic performances from its ensemble of actors … Continue reading

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Film Review: In “Bye Bye Germany,” Jewish Holocaust Survivors Have the Last Laugh

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Bye Bye Germany (Sam Garbarski, 2018)  3½ out of 4 stars. First, a few words about German actor Moritz Bleibtreu. Ever since I first saw him in Tom Tykwer’s 1998 Run Lola Run (in which he played Lola’s boyfriend, Manni), … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Godard Mon Amour” Pokes Impish Fun at Its Aging Enfant Terrible

Written by: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Godard Mon Amour (Michel Hazanavicius, 2017) 3 out of 4 stars. Whether or not one has a favorable opinion of iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard – creator of such classics of the 1960s New Wave as Breathless, Contempt and, my personal … 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: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Delivers Serviceable Goods

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. What does it say about Solo: A Star Wars Story that the most interesting character in the film is one with no previous connection to the series? … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Book Club” Makes a Very Light Read

Book Club (Bill Holderman, 2018)  2 out of 4 stars. A harmless-enough film featuring a cast of appealing sexa-, septua-  and octogenarians, Book Club might appeal to anyone looking for a reprieve from the endless cycle of Marvel films and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Jokes and the Insanity Are Dialed to the Nth Degree in “Deadpool 2”

Film Poster: DEADPOOL 2

Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018) 4 out of 4 stars. Deadpool 2 is the second installment of the Deadpool franchise and is directed by David Leitch and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds. Since the events of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Rider

Film Poster: The Rider

The Rider – **** OUT OF 4 Chloe Zhao (“Songs My Brothers Taught Me”) is a Beijing-born Chinese writer, director and producer who resides in the United States and studied political science at Mount Holyoke College and film production at NYU. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Tully” Mixes Promise and Platitudes

Tully (Jason Reitman, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. The third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, who previously brought us Juno and Young Adult, Tully stars Charlize Theron, who played the lead in that second movie, … Continue reading

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