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Film Review: “Stockholm” Is Worth a Brief Visit, If Not a Long Stay

Stockholm (Robert Budreau, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars.  Based on the failed real-life 1973 bank robbery that led to the coining of the term “stockholm syndrome,” writer/director Robert Budreau’s Stockholm explores the strange psychological phenomenon of captives bonding with their captors. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Working Woman” Fights the Good Fight

Working Woman (“Isha Ovedet”) (Michal Aviad, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Israeli director Michal Aviad’s Working Woman explores the trials and tribulations of a married mother of three as she re-enters the workforce, hoping to earn much-needed money following her … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Public” Offers a Moving Lesson in Civil Disobedience

The Public (Emilio Estevez, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Given Emilio Estevez’s role in the 1985 touchstone film The Breakfast Club, it is perhaps appropriate that he sets The Public in a library. In that earlier movie, if you recall, … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Storm Boy” Delivers a Shower of Emotions

Storm Boy (Shawn Seet, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Based on the eponymous 1964 children’s book by Australian writer Colin Thiele (adapted once before, in 1976), Storm Boy starts off as one kind of story before quickly morphing into something … Continue reading

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Father/Daughter Film Report’s FIRST THURSDAYS FILM FESTIVAL: A look at some 48 hour films…

  Hello…!  We are David & Amanda, also known as the Father/Daughter Film Report & would like to share with you some of the best films seen and screenplays read from all the film festivals we have covered, the submissions … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Brink” Brilliantly Reveals the Bannon Behind the Curtain

The Brink (Alison Klayman, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. My major complaint about Errol Morris’ American Dharma (which has yet to secure release) – a film in which I nevertheless enjoyed significant parts when I saw it at the 2018 … Continue reading

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FATHER/DAUGHTER FILM REPORT: SXSW – More Madness in Austin

SXSW: MORE Madness in Austin……..One Millennial.  One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just  films, but of the film makers, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beautiful “Skid Row Marathon” Offers a Runner’s High As Addiction Therapy

Skid Row Marathon (Mark Hayes, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. One person really can make a difference. Judge Craig J. Mitchell, of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California, is one such person. A man unafraid to mete … Continue reading

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Film Review: Julianne Moore Offers Audiences a Bleak but Resonating Slice of Life in “Gloria Bell”

Gloria Bell (Sebastián Lelio, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. Julianne Moore continues to be a shining testament both to her craft and entire generation in Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria Bell. Much akin to Jean Luc-Godard’s Breathless and Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: SEA OF SHADOWS

Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani, 2019)  – 4 out of 4 stars.  Wow. I’ve never started a film review off with a “wow,” but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one, because it was by far the best documentary that I saw at this … Continue reading

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