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THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Writer-director Marielle Heller brings a graphic novel to life, telling the engaging and  refreshingly funny story of 15-year-old Minnie Goetze. Newcomer Bel Powley shines in her starring role as the 1970s teenager during a sexually-charged transformation. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky “Minnie Goetze” (Bel Powley) just experienced an important milestone in…

SAMBA

Samba blends genres of romantic comedy and harrowing drama into one narrative about a Senegalese immigrant. The handful of sweet and comedic moments become few and far between by the film’s melodramatic third act. Overall, it is an easy watch with a good message. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Coming off…

TRAINWRECK: Amy Schumer's Summer

A Message from Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner This morning, Amy Schumer received a coveted Emmy nomination in the highly competitive "Best Comedy Actress" category alongside some of the most beloved female stars--Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Poeler, and Lily Tomlin--on the current television scene. Her show--Inside Amy Schumer--also picked up six nominations for…