Lesley Coffin
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‘After Everything’ looks at love before, during and after illness

If the romantic comedy is a dying genre, Hannah Marks (best known as an actress) and Joey Power are hoping to revive it with their fresh new film, After Everything.

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Art and obsession in Sara Colangelo’s ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

In The Kindergarten Teacher, a remake of the 2014 Israeli film by Nadav Lapid, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Lisa, a longtime kindergarten teacher longing to make a contribution to the arts. When her own desires to pursue poetry are met with apathy, she begins to see herself as a patron of a student (Parker Sevak) in her class she believes to be a prodigy.

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Director Polly Draper writes, casts sons in ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’

Nat and Alex Wolff, who’ve continued to work in Hollywood with prominent roles in films like Paper Towns and Patriot’s Day, respectively. But Draper brought them back together with her latest project, the film Stella’s Last Weekend (out October 12) about two brothers who realized they’ve both fallen for the same girl.

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In ‘Capernaum’ Nadine Labaki gives voice to Lebanon’s invisible children

When the film Capernaum begins, audiences are immediately struck by the dramatic stand the film takes on the nature of poverty and neglect of children. A 12-year-old named Zain, in juvenile prison for stabbing someone, has sued his parents for neglect, telling the judge he’s suing them because they “gave him life.” While hearing this […]

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Eva Vives shares own real-life survivor story in fictional ‘All About Nina’

In the 15 years between her first feature and new film, All About Nina, Eva has added director to her resume on two short films. But for a debut feature, Vives comes out swinging.

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Becca Gleason looks back to ‘Summer 03’ in new teen comedy

While summer is officially over, films are still enjoying the warmth of the sun, including writer-director Becca Gleason’s teen comedy Summer ’03. The film, starring Joey King, is set during the week 16-year-old Jamie loses her grandmother Dotty (June Squib)…but only after Dotty reveals some truths to her family on her deathbed.

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