Currently Browsing: March 8, 2018

A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018): Sneak Peek by Katharine Cutler

Directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, A Wrinkle in Time is a film about trust, love, and self-understanding. With star Storm Reid as pre-teen “Meg,” DuVernay explores what it means to be a girl at that age, especially what it means to be a girl of color. (KAC: 4/5) […]

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THE HOMELESS CHORUS SPEAKS (2017): Review by Farah Elattar

A film by Susan Polis Shutz, The Homeless Chorus Speaks, currently playing a Cinema Village, is a soul-touching documentary that tells the stories of The People’s Choir – a choir made of people whose lives have led them to the streets of California. (FEA 5/5).

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ITZHAK (2017): Review by Amelie Lasker

Alison Chernick’s documentary Itzhak celebrates the life and work of world-renowned violinist and teacher Itzhak Perlman. With glimpses into Itzhak’s married life, Jewish heritage, and warm circle of friends, Itzhak is a charming portrait of a beloved musician. (AEL: 4/5)

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THE LEISURE SEEKER (2017): Review by Brigid K. Presecky

The Leisure Seeker is anything but leisurely in this sad road trip dramedy following an aging wife Ella (Helen Mirren) and her dementia-ridden, former English professor husband John (Donald Sutherland). Although the well-intentioned premise of aging with dignity is painfully realistic at times, other times not, the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer is […]

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SHINING MOON (2016): Review by Katusha Jin

Shining Moon stars Ricardo Herrera and Pablo Sotomayor Prat as two jobless, gay Chilean actors who are offered roles in a theatrical film as aging cross-dressers. Originally titled El Destello De La Luna, the piece is an art house film co-written by Gustavo Letelier and Victoria Wharfe McIntyre. (KIZJ: 3/5)

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