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  • ATOMIC BLONDE
    30 2017 July

    ATOMIC BLONDE

    ATOMIC BLONDE Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman Directed by David Leitch Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad Based on “The Coldest City” comic book by Antony Johnston...

  • SWIM TEAM
    25 2017 July

    SWIM TEAM

    SWIM TEAM Production grants from New York Women in Film and the Independent Filmmaker’s Project Theatrical release funding by Easterseals and the Aetna Foundation Director Lara Stolman Producer Shanna Belott I loved this film.  Swim...

  • VALERIAN
    20 2017 July

    VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS/DUNKIRK/WISH UPON/THE BEGUILED

    VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS / DUNKIRK / WISH UPON / THE BEGUILED After a hot streak of excellent films of all types—not just big-budget tent-pole blockbuster-sized wildly-hyped studio releases, but some...

  • APES WAR
    18 2017 July

    WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

    WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Starring Andy Serkis, Karin Konoval, Devyn Dalton, Michael Adamthwaite, Terry Notary, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Woody Harrelson Directed by Matt Reeves Written by Mark Bomback and...

  • 10 2017 July

    SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

    SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Starring Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, Donald Glover Directed by Jon Watts Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon...

  • WHAT LIES UPSTREAM
    24 2017 June

    AFI DOCS: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

    AFI Docs: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM Director: Cullen Hoback 89 minutes, English 2017 This documentary film, What Lies Upstream, would justify the tag “ripped from the headlines.”  The day I saw the film, national and international...

ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE

July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATOMIC BLONDE Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman Directed by David Leitch Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad Based on “The Coldest City” comic book by Antony Johnston...

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SWIM TEAM

SWIM TEAM

July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

SWIM TEAM Production grants from New York Women in Film and the Independent Filmmaker’s Project Theatrical release funding by Easterseals and the Aetna Foundation Director Lara Stolman Producer Shanna Belott I loved this film.  Swim...

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS / DUNKIRK / WISH UPON / THE BEGUILED After a hot streak of excellent films of all types—not just big-budget tent-pole blockbuster-sized wildly-hyped studio releases, but some...

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APES WAR

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Starring Andy Serkis, Karin Konoval, Devyn Dalton, Michael Adamthwaite, Terry Notary, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Woody Harrelson Directed by Matt Reeves Written by Mark Bomback and...

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Starring Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, Donald Glover Directed by Jon Watts Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon...

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WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

AFI DOCS: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

AFI Docs: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM Director: Cullen Hoback 89 minutes, English 2017 This documentary film, What Lies Upstream, would justify the tag “ripped from the headlines.”  The day I saw the film, national and international...

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AFI DOCS: ATOMIC HOMEFRONT

June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

AFI Docs: ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Director: Rebecca Cammisa 96 minutes, English 2017 The homeowners are active and frightened; the officials are missing, slow, unprepared or indifferent.  Mothers check the direction of the wind in order to...

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THE BOOK OF HENRY

THE BOOK OF HENRY

June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE BOOK OF HENRY Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler, Naomi Watts, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Bobby Moynihan, Tonya Pinkins Directed by Colin Trevorrow Written by Gregg Hurwitz Produced by Sidney Kimmel,...

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FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE Directed by Mandar Apte I sat in a theater in Washington, DC and watched the documentary film From India with Love, produced and directed by Mandar Apte. This film is beautiful...

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THE HERO

THE HERO AND THE MUMMY

June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the weekend of June 9-11, 2017, moviegoers face a wildly diverse pair of films that, in their differences in quality, intelligence, insight and general atmosphere—director Brett Haley’s excellent drama “The Hero,” starring Sam Elliott...

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