Yearly Archives: 2016

HIDDEN FIGURES

Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore (Ted) Melfi and co-written with Allison Schroeder, recounts the inspiring story of three black women who helped NASA advance in the Space Race. Taraji P. Henson leads the impressive cast as Katherine Goble Johnson, the first … Continue reading

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TONI ERDMANN

As the glass ceiling remains stubbornly intact, personal boundaries shatter in this beautifully witty and deeply thoughtful film. Written and directed by Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann is a delightfully uncomfortable interpretation of the complications of an atypical father-daughter relationship. As … Continue reading

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ALL WE HAD

When a homeless mother-daughter duo get stranded in a small town with a broken down car, they manage to settle down long enough to call “Tiny’s Diner” their home. Based on Annie Weatherwax’s 2014 novel, Katie Holmes’ directorial debut tackles … Continue reading

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THE BOUNCE BACK

Here is the ultimate romantic comedy: boy meets girl, girl meets boy... tries to call him out as a fraud. The Bounce Back has “Matthew Taylor” (Shemar Moore) as a relationship guru and author of the book,"The Bounce Back." Matthew's … Continue reading

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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

When his sister, and interim CEO threatens to close his Chicago branch after the holidays, branch manager “Clay Vanstone” (T.J. Miller) throws an epic Christmas party to land a huge account in order to successfully secure his branch’s success. Written … Continue reading

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SOLITARY

Opens tomorrow (12/9/16) in NYC. Review coming soon…

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FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION

Another wonderful "who knew" documentary. The focus this time is on Henrietta Boggs. Raised to be a decorous Southern Belle, Henrietta's rebellious energy crashed up against convention. She fled her home in Alabama and went to visit relatives in Costa Rica where she met … Continue reading

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THINGS TO COME

The daughter of her mother and the mother of her daughter, Nathalie examines herself anew at the cusp of middle age. What has she settled for? What would she change if she could? What does she want to do with the … Continue reading

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QUARRIES

In hopes of beginning her own journey to recovery and self-worth, “Kat” (Nicole Marie Johnson) leaves her abusive boyfriend and joins a hiking expedition, made up of other disparaged women, for a several-day long hike. Unfortunately, Kat gets much more … Continue reading

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ALWAYS SHINE

Takals’s film Always Shine successfully utilizes the best elements of several genres, excellent sound design, to produce a final product that is all at once horrifying and beautiful. The story is simple: two young actresses whose friendship has been tainted … Continue reading

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