Category Archives: Reviews: K-M

MAUDIE (2016): Review by Elly Levenson

In this understated BioPic, director Aisling Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White explore the dark circumstances that served as the starting point for the paintings of Maud Lewis. Though not well-known [yet] in the USA, Lewis --who lived her entire life … Continue reading

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MEGAN LEAVEY (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Kate Mara gives a beautifully modulated performance as a young woman who finds her life's purpose as a member of the US Marine Corp's K-9 unit. Partnered with Rex -- a ferocious German Shepherd who is as much a canine misfit as Megan is … Continue reading

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LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

Look closely at this photo. What do you see? This photo was taken in Egypt during the Cairo Conference of 1921. The two men on camels are Sir Winston Churchill (left) and T.E. Lawrence aka "Lawrence of Arabia" (right). And the … Continue reading

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LIKE CRAZY (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Screenwriter Francesca Archibugi’s film Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia) is the story of an unlikely friendship between two patients at an Italian psychiatric facility. These two women believe breaking out of the physical walls that hold them will set them free, … Continue reading

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MR. CHIBBS (2017): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

Kenny Anderson, also known as “Mr. Chibbs,” is ten years into retirement from the NBA. After the loss of his mother, and the realization that he has thrown away too many opportunities, he makes new strides in bettering himself. Determined … Continue reading

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LITTLE BOXES (2016): Review by Jessica Perry

Written by Annie J. Howell and directed by Rob Meyer, Little Boxes follows an interracial family as they move from the diverse and bustling city of New York, to a small town in Washington State. The film highlights their struggles, … Continue reading

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MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

On the occasion of his Guggenheim retrospective, first-time director Maura Axelrod walks us through Maurizio Catellan’s tumultuous career in a documentary that is pitch-perfect in its embracing of his art’s irreverent tone. The result is a delightfully fun and educational … Continue reading

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KARL MARX CITY (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

In this new collaboration from award-winning filmmakers Petra Epperlein and her husband Michael Tucker, Petra returns to her hometown in the former East Germany in search of her father's Stasi files. Riveted documentary artfully explores the intersection between personal history with public memory. … Continue reading

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THE LEVELLING (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling is a dark English drama about an accomplished girl dealing with her brother’s suicide. “Clover” (Ellie Kendrick) returns home to find that her brother’s death isn’t the only tragedy affecting her family — there are … Continue reading

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KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS (2017): Review by Georgi

Written and directed by Gabrielle Burton, Kings, Queens and In-Betweens is an inside look at the drag performance scene in Columbus, Ohio. Burton’s documentary attempts to shed light on gender as a social construct, and the difference between a drag … Continue reading

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