Currently Browsing: July 4, 2014

BEYOND THE EDGE

Beyond the Edge commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the conquest Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary (of New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (of Nepal). This Leanne Pooley-directed film about their treacherous journey up the mountain is interesting for its historical details, albeit lackluster in excitement and suspense. Notably missing is an answer to the question: […]

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GABRIELLE

Wonderful French Canadian film by writer/director Louise Archambault about a high-functioning, developmentally disabled woman (Marion-Rivard). Now 22, Gabrielle wants her loved ones to respect her need for some autonomy – including love – in her life. Serious yet upbeat, and full of gorgeous music provided by Canadian Superstar Robert Charlebois. (JLH: 4.5/5) Click HERE for […]

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ME AND YOU

Opens in NYC today. Review coming soon.

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TAMMY

Oh, my. Regular readers know I wasn’t a big fan of Bridesmaids, but I liked The Heat a whole lot. So in spite of the previews (which I saw again and again for weeks on end), I was hoping for the best. Alas Tammy is an embarrassing mess. It honestly breaks my heart to say […]

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WRINKLES

This touching and life-affirming animated film centers on friendship, resistance and life set in an elderly care facility. Goya award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Film from Spain in 2012, Wrinkles is a wonderful film that deserves the high acclaim. (JLH: 4/5) Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. Highly recommended by both me […]

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ARCHIPELAGO

In this scenic Joanna Hogg film, “Patricia” (Fahy) has brought her children to the island of Tresco (just off Cornwall) for yet another family vacation. But this time, despite the natural beauty she works hard to capture with her paint box, there is tension in the air. (JLH: 4/5) Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. […]

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BOUND BY FLESH

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EXHIBITION

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SCHEHERAZADE’S DIARY

Zeina Daccache is a Lebanese Drama Therapist who took cameras into a Beirut prison where she filmed women who were accused of crimes, and then held for years with no trial dates, and therefore no convictions. Meanwhile their children grow up with no mother, and their mothers grow old without the support of their daughters. […]

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SIDDHARTH

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UNRELATED

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YVES SAINT LAURENT

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