Currently Browsing: April 21, 2016

ELVIS & NIXON

Based on the photo of the December 1970 meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, Elvis & Nixon is a comedic take on the events surrounding this meeting between two of the world’s most notable men of the time. Directed by Liza Johnson, the film is wonderfully acted and perfectly balanced, Johnson blending equal […]

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LOVE THY NATURE

With a perfectly timed release, filmmaker Sylvie Rokab’s Love Thy Nature comes to us on Earth Day, as a reminder to respect the earth, nature, and other species that live among us. Narrated by Liam Neeson, and supported by stunning cinematic imagery from around the globe, the film urges us to reconnect with nature, advancing […]

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THE MEDDLER

A widow sheltered from reality for decades by a indulgent but old fashioned husband must learn to start life anew in Lorene Scafaria’s lovely new film The Meddler. Much like her first feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Meddler takes its time introducing offbeat characters who seem all wrong but turn out to be […]

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NINA

Zoe Saldana stars as famed musician Nina Simone in the later part of her 70-year life. She drinks, smokes and falls into a vessel of self-destructive behavior. But despite Saldana’s efforts and the remaining – and impressive – supporting cast, Cynthia Mort’s script misses the mark. (BKP 3/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky […]

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SWORN VIRGIN

Writer/Director Laura Bispuri tackles the ever-present subject of gender and sexual identity. In Sworn Virgin, Alba Rohrwacher stars as Hana/Mark, a young woman who, after years of living life as a free man, chooses to return to her roots. Although the hot-button transgender issue is well-crafted here, the plot hits too many lulls for it […]

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