Currently Browsing: November 12, 2015

THE 33

Directed by Patricia Riggen, The 33 is a powerful drama based on the real-life mining accident in Chile in 2010, where 33 miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground for 69 days. The incredible circumstances of the real-life events make for a highly suspenseful and emotional film. (JEP: 4/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry […]

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BY THE SEA

A painfully slow drama about an estranged couple vacationing on the French seaside who begin to mend their marriage when they find common interest in spying on the newlywed couple next door. Written, directed, and starred in by Angelina Jolie Pitt, By the Sea is a wholly underwhelming film with too little story and too […]

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CASA GRANDE

Casa Grande presents the Cavalcanti family, once part of Rio de Janeiro’s elite, but now running out of money fast. Father “Hugo” (Marcello Novaes) vigilantly denies their decline. His insistence on his family’s both luxurious and honorable lifestyle quickly reveals that the financial stability behind his elitism drawing thin. Mother “Sonia” (Suzana Pires) tries to […]

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INGRID BERGMAN IHOW

Full Title = Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words Utilizing diary entries, letters, and home movie footage, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words brings you behind the scenes and into the life of one of the world’s greatest film stars. A masterful script by Stina Gardell,  Stig Bjorkman, and Dominika Daubenbuchel triumphs in its use […]

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LOVE THE COOPERS

The entire self-pitying Cooper clan reluctantly reunites for one last family Christmas. Director Jessie Nelson’s well-intentioned holiday movie strives to be a hybrid of Love Actually and The Family Stone, yet the star-studded cast of Love the Coopers never quite amounts to its potential. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The film […]

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MAN UP

Simon Pegg and Lake Bell star in a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy reminiscent of a bygone era. When lonely “Nancy” (Lake Bell) gets mistaken for “Jack’s” (Simon Pegg) blind date, she decides to play along and and have fun rather than reveal her true identity. This sweet, fun story by Tess Morris hits all the right […]

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ROCK IN THE RED ZONE

Directed by Laura Bialis Rock in the Red Zone is a powerful documentary that will open your eyes to the harsh realities facing the border town of Sderot, Israel. Faced with bombardment from the Gaza strip, citizens of the small town live in a constant state of anxiety, but through music, are able to express […]

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