THE RED CARD

Written and directed by Dana Brawer, our filmmaker to watch, The Red Card does not shy away from pressing social issues. Instead, Brawer focuses her lens on the realities of sexual assault in high school, effectively opening a dialog instead of closing one. When “Sam” (Amber Collins-Ives) gets an invite to the most coveted party…

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IRUDHI SUTTRU/SAALA KHADOOS

Fabulous film set in Chennai–on India’s southeast coast–uses all the well-known boxing tropes to tell the story of a young woman who refuses to stay down. Kudos to writer/director Sudha Kongara for introducing a new feminist shero girls everywhere will root for with pride. (JLH: 4.5/5) JLH NOTE: Unfortunately, Sala Khadoos is not available at this time, however,…

KUNG FU PANDA 3

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 3 reunites “Po” (Jack Black) with his biological father, “Li Shan” (Bryan Cranston) in an enjoyable, heartwarming third installment of the Dreamworks franchise. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky When “Master Shifu” (Dustin Hoffman) announces his retirement, he hands the reigns over to Po ……