Currently Browsing: March 4, 2016

LONDON HAS FALLEN

Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart star in a predictable, action-packed sequence of special effects. The engaging main leads save the film from being unwatchable, but otherwise …  London has most definitely fallen. (BKP: 2.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Gunshots here, explosions there. The Olympus Has Fallen sequel is exactly what it intends […]

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SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

Writer and director Chloé Zhao brings out the joys and difficulties of her characters’ lives on Pine Ridge Reservation with masterful sensitivity. “Johnny” (John Reddy) is working hard to save up enough money to leave the reservation. His sister “Jashaun” (Jashaun St. John) sees the gorgeous South Dakota plains as magical even if Johnny sees […]

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THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST

When Islamic jihadists took control of Northern Mali in 2012, Malian musicians from Gao and Timbuktu were forced into exile. In They Will Have to Kill Us First, director Johanna Schwartz tells some of their stories, with reminiscences of life before they lost their freedom, details of their experiences during the rebellion, and celebrations of […]

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TRAPPED

Directed by Dawn Porter, Trapped is a powerful documentary that investigates the state legislature’s war on abortion clinics in Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and other US states. The film exposes the nature of the legislative war on these clinics and allows the audience to glimpse into what the individuals running the clinics go through. RAK: (4/5) […]

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