Category Archives: Reviews: A

ASCENT (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Director Fiona Tan presents a photo-film meditation on Mount Fuji, which she narrates in character as a woman mourning the death of her partner. She walks us through Mount Fuji’s cultural significance to Japan, its physical terrain, and the awesome … Continue reading

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A WOMAN’S LIFE (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

A Woman's Life depicts the life of a woman living in the 19th century—unfortunately, it is about as boring and unpleasant as the life of a woman in the 19th century. Director Stéphane Brizé fails to impress in this pretty … Continue reading

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ALIVE AND KICKING (2016): Review by Katusha Jin

Director and screenwriter Susan Glatzer entrances and infects us with curiosity about the existing Swing dance world in her documentary Alive and Kicking. Glatzer co-writes the piece with Heidi Zimmerman, exposing the problems our modern world has in its lack … Continue reading

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ALL THIS PANIC (2016): Review by Rachel Kastner

From director and cinematographer husband and wife team, comes All This Panic, the next installment in the "millennial coming of age" documentaries. This one, though, is different. Director Jenny Gage brings us into the inner lives of seven young women … Continue reading

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A WOMAN, A PART (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Elisabeth Subrin’s A Woman, A Part is more than just the story of an actress in a rut — it represents the lives of all professionals who yearn for something more. (GEP: 3.5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. … Continue reading

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AMERICAN FABLE (2016): Review by Lindsy

American Fable, written and directed by Anne Hamilton, is the fairytale thriller of a young pre-teen “Gitty” (Peyton Kennedy) and her family’s struggle to make ends meet when a corporation comes to buy all the farms. Feeling left out from … Continue reading

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A UNITED KINGDOM (2016): Review by Elyse

A United Kingdom, directed by Amma Asante (best known for the 2013 film Belle), is based on the true story of the marriage of Seretse Khama from Bechuanaland (now the nation of Botswana) and his English wife Ruth Williams. Their … 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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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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