Currently Browsing: January 16, 2015

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Brooklyn, 2014. “Shirin” (Desiree Akhavan) is a young bisexual woman from an Iranian family at loose ends after a break-up. Despite some promise, the film has a “been here/done this” quality that makes it difficult to care.  (JLH: 3/5) ************************* Well-intentioned first feature by writer/director Desiree Akhavan throws us yet again into the angst of a 20something seeking […]

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LITTLE ACCIDENTS

Review of Little Accidents by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Writer-director Sara Colangelo’s feature debut Little Accidents tells the bleak story of life after tragedy in a West Virginia coal-mining town. After an explosion kills nine coal miners, three stories are linked together – the only survivor, “Amos” (Boyd Holbrook) the coal mine executive, “Bill” […]

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SPARE PARTS

Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon…

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2015: Oscar So Blue

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky,” but as Female Impact on Oscar Nominations falls ever lower, AMPAS–the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences–continues to mock us. Only one year in the 21st Century has had less Female Impact (2.5% in 2005), but even that all-time low was offset by the fact that Julie Delpy was […]

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