FED UP

It’s the Worst Case Scenario: An excellent film is released that is timely, informative, and directed by a woman filmmaker (Stephanie Soechtig)… And yet the implications of Fed Up are so discouraging that I left the theater ready to pull the covers over my head. Journalist/activist Katie Couric is great as the narrator/champion who is leading the…

MOM'S NIGHT OUT

Quick-paced comedy about a happily married Mom who sets off on a night out with her GalPals… and hilarious consequences ensue! Yes, there is some “Christian Messaging” in the background, but I doubt there is a woman in America who will fail to relate to delicious Sarah Drew as “Allyson.” (JLH: 4/5) Click HERE for…

PALO ALTO

Debut feature by  Gia Coppola (the 3rd generation of Coppola filmmakers) focuses on the relationship between two teenage boys — “Teddy” (Jack Kilmer) and “Fred” (Nat Wolff) — who egg each other on to ever more dangerous behavior (drinking, drugs, reckless driving, etc). Kilmer and Wolff are both good, charismatic young actors, but Palo Alto…