Author Archives: Jan Lisa Huttner

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

Perfectly told tale of a French boy who is sent to a group home after his mother dies. Screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Céline Sciamma, best-known for her 2014 film Bande de filles (called Girlhood in English although Girl Gang would be a better … Continue reading

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A DOG’S PURPOSE

Co-written by Cathryn Michon, Audrey Wells, Maya Forbes, W. Bruce Cameron and Wally Wolodarsky and directed by Lasse Hallström, A Dog’s Purpose, based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, is the touching tale of one dog’s search for his … Continue reading

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A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM

From Jane Wells and Simon Brook comes A Different American Dream, an eye-opening documentary about the age-old conflict between man and land, wealth and morality, environmental safety and the oil industry. (GEP: 4.5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. … Continue reading

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DR. FEELGOOD

Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? written by Eve Marson in partnership with writers Sarah Goldblatt, David Boodell and Mark Monroe, is the story of William Hurwitz, a doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison for his liberal distribution of pain … Continue reading

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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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