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#HORROR

Filmmaker Tara Subkoff brings us #Horror a horror film based on real life events and the harsh truth about the effects of cyber bullying. While dealing with a very important topic, #Horror unfortunately misses the mark. (JEP: 3/5) Review by … Continue reading

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THE 33

Directed by Patricia Riggen, The 33 is a powerful drama based on the real-life mining accident in Chile in 2010, where 33 miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground for 69 days. The incredible circumstances of the real-life events make for … Continue reading

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TEN THOUSAND SAINTS

Filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini throw a lot of love--and an excellent cast--at Eleanor Henderson's novel Ten Thousand Saints, but success eludes them. Unfortunately, their adaptation is a bit of a "paint by numbers" exercise that never manages to … Continue reading

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24 DAYS

The harrowing but critically important French film 24 Days opening today in selected theatres (including NYC & Chicago). Also available on iTunes. When the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival gave 24 Days their Lia Award celebrating films dealing with Jewish Heritage, they … Continue reading

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52 TUESDAYS

Review coming soon...

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

For advocates of women filmmakers, the arrival of Fifty Shades of Grey should be a day of celebration. Here at last is a big budget film with a female heroine that was directed by a woman (Sam Taylor-Johnson!) written by a woman (Kelly … Continue reading

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1971

Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon.

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21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER

New BioDoc is like a big, fat, wet Frat House kiss to Peter Pan director Richard Linklater, which is ironic because this latest film is, in fact, Boyhood. We have liked many of his films, so it should be fun … Continue reading

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20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon.

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7 BOXES

NYC Shout-Out: 7 Boxes opens today (2/7/14) at the Cinema Village. Kudos to directing team Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schembori from Paraguay. Their amazingly propulsive new feature takes Hollywood crime tropes & spins them into home-grown gold! "Victor" (Celso … Continue reading

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