Currently Browsing: June 25, 2015

A LITTLE CHAOS

Twenty years after the release of Sense and Sensibility, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet reunite onscreen in a period drama set in 17th Century Versailles. Rickman, with co-writers Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock, create their own historical fiction by telling the story of King Louis XIV and his two landscape architects – the real André […]

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ADVANTAGEOUS

Co-written by Jennifer Phang and Jacqueline Kim, Advantageous is set in a futuristic society where women have lost footing in the workforce. A single mother, “Gwen” (Jacqueline Kim) struggles to provide for her daughter. Left with no other options, she must undergo a procedure to keep her job, a procedure that transports her consciousness into […]

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FELT

Amy Everson co-writes and stars in an unsettling drama about a young artist who is traumatized by sexual assault. Director Jason Banker bends genres with this drawn-out, bizarre take on revenge, feminism and psychological unraveling. (BKP: 3/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Felt opens with a monologue, the film’s one and only voiceover. […]

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RUNOFF

Writer-director Kimberly Levin perfectly captures the desperation of a family trying to keep their heads above water as agricultural conglomerates wipe out local farming. The detailed plot and layered relationships, enhanced by strong performances and vivid imagery, leaves you frustrated … in the best way possible. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky […]

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WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?

Nina Simone was an immeasurable talent, more than just a classically trained pianist with a powerful voice. Simone’s contribution to the world of music was substantial, as captured by this documentary. What Happened, Miss Simone, directed by Liz Garbus, paints the full picture of Miss Simone’s career, the talent, and the struggles of a brilliant […]

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THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING

Director Laura Nix, with director-stars Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, document the comedic, tiresome journey of their fight for climate change. Known for their pranks and impersonations, Bichlbaum and Bonanno take an enjoyably different and rebellious approach to protesting. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The film opens with a protest against […]

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