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Reviews: U-W

THE WHOLE TRUTH

Director Courtney Hunt’s thriller stars Keanu Reeves as a defense attorney for a high school senior accused of murdering his father. Although the courtroom drama feels like an extended version of a Law and Order episode, the performances and twisty script keep you in 93-minute-long suspense. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

LONG WAY NORTH

Long Way North takes you on an adventure with 14-year-old “Sacha” (Christa Theret) as she bravely searches for her Arctic explorer grandfather. Set in 19th-Century St. Petersburg, Rémi Chayé’s beautifully animated coming-of-age story has enough heart to attract audiences of all ages. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky Once upon a December, […]

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Reviews: H-J

ITHACA

First-time director Meg Ryan delivers a slow and steady, yet powerful, drama about a young boy determined to be the best bicycle telegraph messenger around, in order to help support his family during wartime. (JEP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Jessica E. Perry It is the spring of 1942, and fourteen year old “Homer Macauley” […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: A

ABOUT SCOUT

Resourceful teenager tries her best to care for self and sister in the absence of reliable adults, but there is only so much she can do… Until a young man–with personal problems and family problems all his own–arrives in town just in time to save the day. Wonderful characters are played by first-rate actors. Now […]

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Reviews: U-W

THE WOMEN

Fortysomething years of frenetic activity come to a screeching halt one day when “Mary Haines” (Meg Ryan) inadvertently learns that her husband Stephen is having an affair.  Retreating from men, Mary reaches out to an already large and rapidly expanding support network.  Old friends offer advice, and new friends provide consolation, but in the end […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

Niederpruem’s ‘Little Women’ lacks authenticity and believability

A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters as they overcome hardships and follow their dreams. With good intentions, director and writer Clare Niederpruem and writer Kristi Shimek deliver a Hallmark card of a film dripping in sentimentality and lacking authenticity. (RMM: 2.5/5) Review by […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: E-G

GIRLS TRIP (2017): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

Written by Erica Rivinoja, Tracy Oliver, and Kenya Barris, and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Girls Trip is the story of four best friends reuniting in New Orleans for a weekend of well-deserved fun. Unfortunately, they’re all in for more than they bargained for when old friends, and new enemies, appear. Girls Trip hits home […]

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Reviews: B-D

DON VERDEAN

The Sam Rockwell-led satire tells the story of a Biblical archaeologist on the hunt for new artifacts. The bizarre comedy from Jared and Jerusha Hess has a tone similar to their 2004 megahit Napolean Dynamite, with the satirical humor geared towards a niche audience. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The film […]

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Reviews: K-M

LUCKY THEM

Toni Collette plays a music critic for a hip Seattle magazine who is nudged by her editor (Oliver Platt) to “solve a mystery” by finding an old star — and former lover — who has long since disappeared. Megan Griffiths’ new film has so many promising elements that I should love it… but watching it was […]

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