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JOY

Jennifer Lawrence stars as a semi-fictionalized version of Miracle Mop entrepreneur, Joy Mangano. Writer/Director David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo construct a thoroughly enjoyable story of a woman enduring the hardships of family, parenthood and a self-made business. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Like most little girls, “Joy” daydreamed of all…

DON VERDEAN

The Sam Rockwell-led satire tells the story of a Biblical archaeologist on the hunt for new artifacts. The bizarre comedy from Jared and Jerusha Hess has a tone similar to their 2004 megahit Napolean Dynamite, with the satirical humor geared towards a niche audience. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The film…