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  • 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...

  • 23 2017 June

    AFI DOCS: ATOMIC HOMEFRONT

    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...

SNATCHED

SNATCHED

May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

SNATCHED Starring Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Joan Cusack, Wanda Sykes Written by Katie Dippold Directed by Jonathan Levin Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson One can’t help but feel bittersweet—and a...

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Michelle Yeoh...

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THEIR FINEST AND THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Their Finest Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant Written by Gaby Chiappe Based...

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LIFE

Film Review: LIFE

March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

LIFE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya Directed by Daniel Espinosa Written by Rheet Reese and Paul Wernick Produced by David Ellison, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn Cinematography by...

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Film Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, Audra McDonald Directed by Bill Condon Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan...

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KONG SKULL ISLAND

Film Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly...

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GET OUT

Film Review Capsule: FRIDAY MARCH 3

March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

FILM REVIEW CAPSULE: FRIDAY MARCH 3 The weekend of March 3-5, 2017, offers filmgoers some interesting films to consider, choose and see—or not see—in the theaters:  the recommended, surprisingly effective, touching, charming and emotional comedy-drama-romance...

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“TABLE 19,” “LOGAN,” “GET OUT”   “Table 19,” “Logan,” “Get Out” By Matt Neufeld The Washington Film Institute March 1, 2017   The weekend of March 3-5, 2017, offers filmgoers some interesting films to consider, choose and see—or...

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CUREFORWELLNESS

Film Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A CURE FOR WELLNESS Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs Directed by Gore Verbinski Written by Justin Haythe Story by Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski Produced by Arnon Milchan, Gore Verbinski, David Crockett Cinematography...

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SPACE BETWEEN US

Film Review: THE SPACE BETWEEN US

February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE SPACE BETWEEN US Starring Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino Directed by Peter Chelsom Written by Allan Loeb Story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb Produced by Richard Barton Lewis...

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