Currently Browsing: September 24, 2015

A BRAVE HEART (VELASQUEZ)

Full Title= A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story is a stunning documentary that tells the story of one incredible woman named Lizzie Velasquez. Lizzie was born with an extremely rare syndrome that affects her physical appearance, as she is unable to gain weight. As a young girl […]

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GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Writers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz conjure up a terrifying psychological thriller about twin boys and their unrecognizable mother. A beautifully-shot, disturbing take on family drama. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Unlike the abundant, low-budget flicks in American cinemas, Goodnight Mommy (aka Ich seh, Ich seh) is an Austria-based thriller teetering […]

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THE INTERN

Three views, two reviews: Brigid & Jessica both say their say about The Intern, then Jan weighs in with her own two cents 🙂 Review of The Intern by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky  Robert De Niro leads a classic-Nancy Meyers comedy about a 70-year-old intern working opposite 30something boss Anne Hathaway. A refreshing, heartfelt film about friendship and pseudo-parental […]

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THE KEEPING ROOM: Review by Brigid Presecky

The Keeping Room, a film that has been deemed the “the feminist Western” is an engaging look at an untold part of history. Brit Marling leads the trio of women–two sisters and their former slave–as they encounter the threats, dangers and hardships during the final days of America’s Civil War. Directed by Daniel Barber with […]

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LABYRINTH OF LIES

Labyrinth of Lies is a superb German film written by Elisabeth Bartel and Giulio Ricciarelli about the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials, which ran from 1963 to 1965 and convicted 22 men for their roles in the Holocaust. A young and driven lawyer, “Johann Radmann” (Alexander Fehling), seeks to bring the truth to light about the crimes […]

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MISSISSIPPI GRIND

Mississippi Grind is an underwhelming dramatic comedy, written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck about a down on his luck gambler “Gerry” (Ben Mendelsohn), who meets a younger, slightly more successful gambler “Curtis” (Ryan Reynolds) and the two take to the road to win back some cash. (JEP: 2.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor […]

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