Category Archives: Reviews: H-J

INCONCEIVABLE (2017): Review by Roza Melkumyan

Written by Chloe King and directed by Jonathan Baker, Inconceivable weaves a thrilling tale of mystery in which characters act on suspicion and skirt the edge of insanity. “Katie” (Nicky Whelan) is a single mother who has recently escaped an … Continue reading

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IN TRANSIT (2015): Review by Georgi Presecky

In Transit is a compelling documentary from Lynn True, Nelson Walker and Albert Maysles that examines the lives of passengers on a long-distance train trip. (GEP: 5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. Presecky The intrinsic value of the ABC … Continue reading

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HARE KRISHNA! (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Full Title: Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami Who Started It All A well known religious group, the Hare Krishnas have been criticized for cult-like behavior, though they have also been lauded for their rejection of materialism … Continue reading

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ICAROS: A VISION (2016): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

When one young woman refuses to accept the hopelessness of her diagnosis, she travels to the Amazon and prays that an ancient psychedelic brew can save her. Filled with interesting imagery and unusual cinematography, Icaros: A Vision, written by Leonor … Continue reading

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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

Lydia Tenaglia’s Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent is an absorbing documentary about the life of a once well-known chef who returned to the culinary world after nearly 20 years spent off the grid. Tower’s own testimony to his life and … Continue reading

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HEAL THE LIVING (2016): Review by Rachel Kastner

I was fortunate enough to see Katell Quillevere's third feature film, Heal The Living at this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema festival in New York City. It is an incredibly moving medical drama surrounding the issue of organ donation: how difficult of a decision … Continue reading

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I AM JANE DOE

I Am Jane Doe is a harrowing documentary about the disturbing and abusive world of child trafficking. Painful in its honesty and incredibly informative, the Mary Mazzio film is honing in on a horrifying online world that is only growing … 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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THE HANDMAIDEN

Ever since Oldboy (2003), Park Chan-wook has been one of the most exciting filmmakers out there. And with the recent release of The Handmaiden, adapted from Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith, he has proved yet again he is able to reinvent the … Continue reading

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I’M NOT ASHAMED

From screenwriters Robin Hanley and Philipa A. Booyens comes I’m Not Ashamed, a Christian – but predominantly human – story about the first victim of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Rachel Scott’s story is breathtaking and heartbreaking in its … Continue reading

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