Currently Browsing: November 14, 2014

ALWAYS WOODSTOCK

Guilty Pleasure about a girl who gives up the “cool life” in Manhattan & returns to her rural roots so she can be a singer/songwriter in the tradition of gals from the last generation like Joni Mitchell (represented here by the Katey Sagal character “Lee Ann”). Allison Miller is fine as “Catherine,” but the star […]

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BEYOND THE LIGHTS

In 1992, audiences swooned over The Bodyguard, and now that Whitney Houston is gone, many of us are likely to remember her as she appears in this film. Alas, Beyond the Lights–in which a pop star once again falls for the stand-up guy who has been hired to protect her–plays like a pale copy. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker are both […]

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MISS MEADOWS

Review of Miss Meadows by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky These boots are made for walking … quickly out of the theater. Karen Leigh Hopkins’ bizarre Miss Meadows tells a dark, sometimes-funny story in the world of an elementary school teacher moonlighting as a vigilante. Katie Holmes is perfectly cast as the eccentric, prim-and-proper “Miss […]

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