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  • “Babymother” Pounds To An Explosive Jamaican Dance Hall Beat

    “Babymother” Pounds To An Explosive Jamaican Dance Hall Beat

    April 20, 2017 — In Harlesden, a West Indian working class section of London, Anita (Anjela Lauren Smith) is mother to two young children she is raising alone in a small apartment she shares with her older sister and strict mother.But at night, Anita trades in her everyday life and becomes a flamboyant diva, dressed in flashy finery, performing Jamaican dancehall, reggae and pop songs with her 2-girl crew called Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie.Hard-fought success comes at a price and eventually the women […]

  • Naomi Kutin, The Orthodox Jewish Teenager Who Holds Many Powerlifting World Records, Really Is A “Supergirl”

    Naomi Kutin, The Orthodox Jewish Teenager Who Holds Many Powerlifting World Records, Really Is A “Supergirl”

    April 20, 2017 — When she was 10 years old and 92.8 pounds, powerlifter Naomi Kutin broke a personal record: she deadlifted 209 pounds. That was 225 percent of her body weight.Now 14, the New Jersey native holds numerous world records and competes in a sport traditionally regarded as a male undertaking.However, Naomi does not lift on Shabbos. She is an observant Orthodox Jew.Supergirl is an acclaimed documentary that examines the life of a young girl as she balances the many […]

  • In “Respire,” The Secrets of Life And Death Are Contained In A Little Wooden Box

    In “Respire,” The Secrets of Life And Death Are Contained In A Little Wooden Box

    April 19, 2017 — Susan, who owns a small curio shop in an undisclosed location, has a terminal illness and a difficult, lonely life.A client expresses serious interest in a small box she has in her possession, making her curious about its history and worth. A little research informs her that one of the previous owners, Dr. Kaminsky believed that the box contained a human life force.Having little to lose, Susan inhales it, and find herself cured.Well, mostly. It seems […]

  • “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Is One Of The Decade’s Most Acclaimed Documentaries

    “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Is One Of The Decade’s Most Acclaimed Documentaries

    April 19, 2017 — Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief is one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the past few years. Originally presented at the Sundance Film Festival, the controversial film is largely based on interviews with former members of the church. Much of the material presented is unflattering to the church; it is based on a book by Lawrence Wright, who was a member of the church for many years, and who appears in the film.Ex-members describe blackmail, children […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Documentary “I Am Another You”

    FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Documentary “I Am Another You”

    April 18, 2017 — The North American rights to director Nanfu Wang’s second documentary feature, I Am Another You, have been acquired By FilmRise. Her first feature documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, won numerous awards around the world.I Am Another You won the Special Jury Award for a Documentary Feature at SXSWThe film follows Dylan Olsen, a 22 year drifter who lives on the city streets by choice. He rejects society, his family and the comfortable home they offered him for an […]

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  • “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Bound To Keep You Up At Night

    “Patrick Macnee’s Ghost Stories” Are Bound To Keep You Up At Night

    April 17, 2017 — Patrick Macnee was best-known for his performance as John Steed, the unflappable British secret agent of The Avengers, a role he would play from 1961 through 1969, and then again in the television spin-off, The New Avengers in 1977-1978.The character of John Steed was suave, elegant, thoroughly eccentric and always perfectly dressed in neo-Edwardian attire. Macnee was deeply involved in the creation of Steed’s look and clothing. Oddly, for a man so closely associated with beautiful clothing, Macnee […]

  • The San Francisco Chronicle States “Truman Is A Thing Of Beauty”

    The San Francisco Chronicle States “Truman Is A Thing Of Beauty”

    April 17, 2017 — The reviews for Cesc Gay’s Truman have been outstanding.The Spanish/Argentinian Truman won 5 major Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscar®) upon its release in Spain. Now the rest of the world is getting a chance to see how truly special this movie is.The San Francisco Chronicle has praised it unreservedly: “Truman” is a great Spanish film that has taken 18 months to arrive in the United States. Last year, at the Goya Awards (the Spanish […]

  • A Stranger Explains The Meaning Of The Life, Death And Resurrection Of Jesus

    A Stranger Explains The Meaning Of The Life, Death And Resurrection Of Jesus

    April 14, 2017 — On the Sunday after the Resurrection, two mourners are joined in their journey by a fellow traveler who was a stranger to them. As they walked the stranger spoke to them and “explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.”The two mourners were thus able to understand, as they were not before, the reasons for both Jesus’ life and his death.The perfect Easter movie, Road to Emmaus, the award-winning short film written and […]

  • “Finding Oscar,” The Acclaimed Documentary Executive Produced By Stephen Spielberg, Opens Theatrically Today

    “Finding Oscar,” The Acclaimed Documentary Executive Produced By Stephen Spielberg, Opens Theatrically Today

    April 14, 2017 –The brilliant documentary Finding Oscar opens theatrically today.Executive produced by Stephen Spielberg, the film tells the story of “Oscar,” who was three years old at the time of the Dos Erres massacre, during which Guatemalan government-led forces destroyed a small indigenous village and killed off almost all of the villagers.The massacre was particularly brutal, and went un-investigated until one of the soldiers involved, unable to keep secret any longer, told the story of the atrocities committed during the […]

  • The Life Of St. Peter Is Filled With Mysteries

    The Life Of St. Peter Is Filled With Mysteries

    April 13, 2017 — For more than two decades, the beloved actor David Suchet played the world-famous detective Hercule Poirot for PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery. During those 24 years he played a character who could solve all mysteries.Now Suchet is attempting to solve a mystery that perhaps even the fussy Belgian detective with the impressive little grey cells would have found challenging. He attempts to understand and explore one of the great mysteries of the Bible: Who was St. Peter, and […]

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  • “Highway To Heaven” Stars The Beloved Michael Landon

    “Highway To Heaven” Stars The Beloved Michael Landon

    April 13, 2017 —  For decades, Michael Landon was one of television’s biggest stars.He played Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza (one of early television’s most popular series) for 14 years. A year after the show was cancelled, Landon was in another hit series, Little House on the Prairie, which ran for 9 years.  A year after  that, he began starring in Highway to Heaven.In the series, which ran for 111 episodes (from 1984 to 1989), Landon starred as a probationary […]

  • Patton Oswalt Stars As Paul, The Self-Proclaimed “World’s Biggest New York Giants Fan” In The Bittersweet Comedy “Big Fan”

    Patton Oswalt Stars As Paul, The Self-Proclaimed “World’s Biggest New York Giants Fan” In The Bittersweet Comedy “Big Fan”

    April 12, 2017 — Paul’s life is not in great shape. He lives with his mother on Staten Island, he works the night shift as a parking garage attendant. He is an overweight 35 year old man, with no girlfriend or any likelihood of finding one. The only part of his life that gives him any pleasure is being a fan of the New York Giants. He calls in to sports radio stations, he argues with the broadcasters, he listens to everything […]

  • “Finding Oscar” Is A Story Of  Survival, Justice And Truth

    “Finding Oscar” Is A Story Of Survival, Justice And Truth

    April 12, 2017 — In December, 1982, a massacre took place in Dos Erres, Guatemala.Commandos working for the government entered the village and slaughtered more than 200 indigenous people — men women and children. It was part pf the government’s “scorched earth” policy; the people of the small village were thought to be in sympathy with the guerrilla forces battling the government.The government forces brutalized the children first and threw their bodies into a well. Men were interrogated and killed, […]

  • “Gigantic” Teams Paul Dano And Zooey Deschanel In A Quirky Romance

    “Gigantic” Teams Paul Dano And Zooey Deschanel In A Quirky Romance

    April 11, 2017 — Brian Wethersby (Paul Dano, 12 Years a Slave, Looper) is unsure about most of the things in his life. A mattress salesman with an eccentric father (Ed Asner), a coot who brews tea out of psychedelic mushrooms, Brian knows only one thing for certain — he wants to adopt a Chinese baby. However feckless the rest of his life, he is sure of this one thing.Al, a rich man (John Goodman, Transformers, The West Wing) comes in to […]

  • A Search For A Boy Abducted From A Village Becomes A Search For Justice For The Innocents Who Were Slaughtered There

    A Search For A Boy Abducted From A Village Becomes A Search For Justice For The Innocents Who Were Slaughtered There

    April 11, 2017 — For more than 30 years, people have been searching for the truth about the massacre at Dos Erres.Guatemala’s civil war was particularly brutal. When a guerrilla raid on government forces made off with approximately 20 rifles, the government retaliated by sending in their elite Kaibiles force — a force that used a “scorched earth” policy of destroying everything in their path — to exact retribution.Acting on rumors, the Kaibiles entered the town of Dos Erres and […]

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  • It Is The Most Widely Read Book In History — Step Inside The Process Behind The Creation Of The King James Bible

    It Is The Most Widely Read Book In History — Step Inside The Process Behind The Creation Of The King James Bible

    April 10, 2017 — The creation of the King James version of the Bible is one of the great undertakings of both religion and literature.Begun in 1604 and finished in 1611, the King James Bible translated 39 books of the Old Testament, 4 Books of the Apocrypha and the 27 books of the New Testament into English. Two English versions had already been created, but the King James version is considered to be more beautiful and potentially more accurate than past efforts.47 […]

  • “National Bird,” The Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    “National Bird,” The Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available On DVD And Blu-ray

    April 10, 2017 — Drone warfare is one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time. For some people it is a highly effective weapon, for others a tool of terror.Sonia Kennebeck‘s provocative film, National Bird, looks at the issues raised by this new form of warfare from a different perspective – that of the people directly impacted by the drone war. For the first time, this film follows three veterans who worked in the secret U.S. drone program, and connects […]

  • “City Slacker” Proves They Really Do Still Make Charming, Well-Written Movies

    “City Slacker” Proves They Really Do Still Make Charming, Well-Written Movies

    April 7, 2017 — She’s successful, ambitious and she definitely wants to have it all. She just doesn’t want it all right now.City Slacker is a warm and engaging British rom-com (it was nominated for Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival) that has charm to spare.Career woman Amanda plans to have a significant career. She has every intention of having children — just not until she has established herself and made it up the corporate ladder. To that end, she has […]

  • The Remarkable “Truman” Opens Theatrically Today

    The Remarkable “Truman” Opens Theatrically Today

    April 7, 2017 — When a man is dying, what he values becomes increasingly clear.For Julian, the answer is simple: he loves his dog Truman. So, as he nears the end of his time and begins to clear up the details of his life (and death) it becomes important to him to make sure that Truman, his devoted mastiff, gets a good home.The great Ricardo Darín plays Julian with enormous subtlety and irony. He is a man who has chosen to refuse […]

  • “The Torchlighters” Teaches Children About The Heroes Of The Christian Faith

    “The Torchlighters” Teaches Children About The Heroes Of The Christian Faith

    April 6, 2017 —The Torchlighters is a series of animated biographies aimed at children, ages 8- 12, and as Easter approaches, these films will help children understand the the lives and importance of Christian heroes of the past.This award-winning series shows children the stories behind the inspirational lives of those who dedicated themselves to the Christian faith.The stories are action-packed and designed to interest young Christians in their Church’s history.The Torchlighters: The Robert Jermain Story tells the tale of a […]

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  • Tab Hunter Lived Two Separate Lives: A Hollywood Heartthrob In Public, In Private He Was Gay

    Tab Hunter Lived Two Separate Lives: A Hollywood Heartthrob In Public, In Private He Was Gay

    April 6, 2017 — In the 1950s, he was internationally famous. By the time he was 21, Tab Hunter was a leading man. He was ubiquitous, his face on every fan magazine. He had all American good looks, a chiseled jaw, blond hair and blue eyes. He was true heart-throb material, and Warner Bros. recognized his value immediately.One of the final group of actors the studio would put under contract — the others included James Dean and Natalie Wood — he was only […]

  • Nostradamus May Have Been The Greatest Prognosticator, Seer And Forecaster Who Ever Lived

    Nostradamus May Have Been The Greatest Prognosticator, Seer And Forecaster Who Ever Lived

    April 5, 2017 — Born Michel de Nostredame, the man commonly known as Nostradamus is widely considered to be one of the greatest seers of the future who ever lived.Born in 1503, Nostradamus first became well-known as an apothecary when he created a “rose pill” that supposedly help guard against the Plague. In 1550 he began to write a yearly almanac which, all told, contain 6,338 prophecies. These predictions made his name as a seer.Following those prophecies, he wrote Les Propheties (The Prophecies), a series […]

  • The Brilliant And Beautiful “Truman” Opens Theatrically This Week

    The Brilliant And Beautiful “Truman” Opens Theatrically This Week

    April 5, 2017 — Truman, the beautifully acted and emotionally complex festival favorite about coming to terms with end-of-life issues, is one of the most acclaimed and eagerly awaited films of the year.The reviews for this film have been exemplary.Director Cesc Gay’s  film has won 29 awards since its premiere in 2015, including 5 Goya Awards — the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars®. At the 30th Award ceremony the film was awarded Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay […]

  • A Stunning Cast Populates The World Of “Edmond,” Written By David Mamet

    A Stunning Cast Populates The World Of “Edmond,” Written By David Mamet

    April 4, 2017 — A chance encounter with a fortune-teller changes the life of Edmond, who, upon being told that he is not where he belongs, decides to upend his world. Th results are remarkable and unpredictable.Written by the brilliant David Mamet, Edmond boasts a cast of actors few movies can equal. Mamet regular William H. Macy stars as the titular Edmond, who returns to his home after his encounter with the fortune-teller and informs his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon) that their […]

  • The Murder Of Kitty Genovese Became The Stuff Of Urban Legend, But, Like Many Urban Legends, It Was Not True

    The Murder Of Kitty Genovese Became The Stuff Of Urban Legend, But, Like Many Urban Legends, It Was Not True

    April 4, 2017 — The story of the murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the best-known crime stories of the past half century.Genovese was the young girl attacked on her own New York City street, raped and murdered with no one coming to her aid as she screamed for help for more than a half an hour. She would die on March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, QueensEyewitnesses turned away or closed their windows. No one even called the police. The New […]

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  • In “Backgammon,” The Games Are Risky, Sexual And Suspenseful

    In “Backgammon,” The Games Are Risky, Sexual And Suspenseful

    April 3, 2017 — When 5 young people visit an isolated mansion, they get involved in psychological games that keep them on edge throughout the weekend.Part mystery, part thriller and filled with psychological and sexual tension, Backgammon keeps its characters and viewers in suspense.College student Andrew issues an invitation to Lucien and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway at the mansion. But the couple is disheartened to discover that Miranda, Andrew’s sister, and her despised boyfriend, Gerald, will also be […]

  • Ricardo Darín Gives An Acting Performance That Should Not Be Missed In The Emotionally Resonant “Truman”

    Ricardo Darín Gives An Acting Performance That Should Not Be Missed In The Emotionally Resonant “Truman”

    April 3, 2017 — Truman is one of the most-acclaimed movies to come out of Spain and Argentina in decades.Director Cesc Gay’s  film has won 29 awards since its premiere in 2015, including 5 Goya Awards — the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars®. At the 30th Award ceremony the film was awarded Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.Julian (Ricardo Darín) is a reasonably successful actor living in Madrid. He gets a surprise visit from Tomas, a childhood […]

  • Kevin Costner Plays A Gambler Whose Luck Changes In “The Touch”

    Kevin Costner Plays A Gambler Whose Luck Changes In “The Touch”

    March 30, 2017 — Somethings are too important to gamble with.Will Bonner (Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves) is a card sharp. When he meets Stacy (Andra Millian), she shows promise at cards, and he teaches her how to  plat — including how to count cards. When Stacy and Will go to a casino and she uses her newfound talents, the management of the casino isn’t happy and they take their revenge, in a brutal and disturbing way.Can Stacy make them pay for […]

  • The Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids” Is Available Tomorrow On DVD And Blu-ray

    The Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids” Is Available Tomorrow On DVD And Blu-ray

    March 31, 2017 — When the documentary The Bad Kids won the 2016 Special Jury Prize for Vérité Filmmaking, the jury called it “A film that artfully avoids cliches by taking us into an overlooked world and illuminating not only the ugly reality but the humanity of the characters.”The film deals with a group of high school students growing up in an indigent area of the Mojave Desert. Their young lives have been affected by the difficulties that they have grown up […]

  • In “Amnesia,” The Police Investigator Cannot Be Sure That He Is Not A Murderer

    In “Amnesia,” The Police Investigator Cannot Be Sure That He Is Not A Murderer

    March 30, 2017 — Is he responsible for killing his wife? Is she really dead?Police investigator Mack Stone (John Hannah, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors and The Mummy franchise) doesn’t know what happened to his wife.  She disappeared 5 years ago; she may simply have walked out, or something more sinister could have happened to her. Stone was so drunk that night that he blacked out, and cannot remember anything that happened.In the meantime, Stone has an investigation to run. […]

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  • Krazy Kat Has Been In Love With Ignatz, The Brick-Throwing Mouse, For More Than 80 Years

    Krazy Kat Has Been In Love With Ignatz, The Brick-Throwing Mouse, For More Than 80 Years

    March 30, 2017 — For more than 80 years, Krazy Kat has been entertaining us.He lives in Cokonino County, where he has a great love for Ignatz, a mouse who does not return Krazy’s affection. Ignatz, in fact, is not a friendly mouse, and tends to throw bricks at Krazy’s head. Krazy takes these actions as a sign of Ignatz’s affections. On the other hand, Officer Pupp often plans to lock up Ignatz for his brick-throwing ways.In other words, Krazy is not […]

  • The Young Widow Was Looking For Someplace Peaceful And Quiet — Instead She Got Lake Eerie

    The Young Widow Was Looking For Someplace Peaceful And Quiet — Instead She Got Lake Eerie

    March 29, 2017 — When people or animals get hurt (physically or spiritually) they often want to go off by themselves to heal.The quiet chance to think, to avoid confrontations seems beneficial. Except when it isn’t.Kate Ryan, a recently-widowed woman, needs a change of scenery and moves into a house on Lake Erie that hasn’t been occupied for decades. Soon after moving in, she discovers that some of her neighbors won’t set foot inside the old house. The previous owner was an archaeologist who […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Distribution Rights To “Marjorie Prime,” Starring Jon Hamm And Lois Smith

    FilmRise Acquires The Distribution Rights To “Marjorie Prime,” Starring Jon Hamm And Lois Smith

    March 29, 2017 — Deadline has announced that FilmRise has acquired all of the U.S. distribution rights to the acclaimed science fiction film Marjorie Prime, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It won the festival’s Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize, which goes to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme.Michael Almereyda directed from a script based on the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by  Jordan Harrison.The film stars Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis […]

  • You Might Want To Make Sure That You Are Not Alone When You Watch “Home Invasion”

    You Might Want To Make Sure That You Are Not Alone When You Watch “Home Invasion”

    March 28, 2017 — On the night her home was broken into, Nicole Johnson (Lisa Sheridan) may have thought her actions were justified. She shoots and kills Will, the intruder. Any court would call this self-defense. Unfortunately for her, Will’s girlfriend Jade (Haylie Duff, 7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite) doesn’t think so. She’s angry at the way the robbery went wrong, at Will’s partner Ray (C. Thomas Howell), who survived the robbery.But mostly Jade is angry at Nicole. And she is planning to […]

  • Kids Will Enjoy “The Big Comfy Couch” So Much They Won’t Realize It’s Educational

    Kids Will Enjoy “The Big Comfy Couch” So Much They Won’t Realize It’s Educational

    March 28, 2017 — Children love to watch The Big Comfy Couch from the comfort of their own comfy couches.The Big Comfy Couch is, of course, the popular pre-school children’s program, seen on public television stations, which features Loonette the Clown and Loonette’s doll Molly, who sit together on their “big comfy couch” and learn about the day’s lesson or issue. The programs, aimed at pre-schoolers, start with Loonette doing an exercise routine she calls the “Clock Rug Stretch” after that she may […]

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  • Academy Award®-Winner Helen Mirren Stars In István Szabó’s Brooding And Moving “The Door”

    Academy Award®-Winner Helen Mirren Stars In István Szabó’s Brooding And Moving “The Door”

    March 27, 2017 — The lives of two women intertwine in 1960s Hungary.One woman, Emerenc, played by the remarkable Helen Mirren (The Queen) is a maid, frumpy, cranky and older. She’s also extremely private — no one knows anything about her past. No one is allowed past her door or into her guarded world. The other, Magda, is a well-off writer (Martina Gedeck, The Lives of Others) who lives in a large, expensive apartment with her husband Tibor (Károly Eperjes).Magda […]

  • “Forensic Files” — Real Crimes, Actual Forensic Investigations

    “Forensic Files” — Real Crimes, Actual Forensic Investigations

    March 27, 2017 — Forensic Files is still the longest running true crime series in television history. The show, which began in 1996, has gone through a number of name changes but the premise has remained the same over the years (1996 – 2011). Crimes, missing persons, accidents and disease outbreaks are examined and investigated by experts: police officers, coroners, doctors, legal experts, medical examiners and other law enforcement entities. Unlike the CSI and police procedural television shows, these incidents are real. Forensic […]

  • All Of Your Favorite Characters From The Story Of “Camelot” Appear In The Family-Friendly “The Legend Of Prince Valiant”

    All Of Your Favorite Characters From The Story Of “Camelot” Appear In The Family-Friendly “The Legend Of Prince Valiant”

    March 24, 2017 — The Camelot legend never loses its fascination.In this animated version, Prince Valiant follows his dream to Camelot, in the hopes of becoming a Knight of the Round Table and serving and protecting King Arthur.The show is based on the long-running comic strip of Prince Valiant that was created by Hal Foster. Family-oriented and full of action, the series tells the story of Valiant, the exiled Prince of Thule, who seeks a purpose for his life after his […]

  • “Pensacola: Wings Of Fire” Is An Exciting, Intriguing Binge-Watch

    “Pensacola: Wings Of Fire” Is An Exciting, Intriguing Binge-Watch

    March 24, 2017 — Being an instructor is always a difficult job. But how much more difficult does the job become, if a teacher recognizes that a student’s failure to take in the lessons could result in his or her death?The instructors at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station are faced with that issue every time they encounter a new group of recruits.Marine Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kelly (award-winning television legend James Brolin (Marcus Welby, M.D., Catch Me If You Can) was a war hero and […]

  • The Acclaimed Documentary “The Champions” Tells The Story Of Pit Bulls Rescued From Dog-Fighting Networks

    The Acclaimed Documentary “The Champions” Tells The Story Of Pit Bulls Rescued From Dog-Fighting Networks

    March 23, 2017 — For those who care about dogs, it is painful to realize that many dogs never live in happy homes among people who regard them as family members. It is even worse to realize that there are dogs who are deliberately mistreated.The pit bulls rescued from Michael Vick’s dog-fighting network were among those who were never treated like loved or cherished creatures. Dogs who lost in the ring were killed by hanging, drowning or electrocution; winning dogs learned […]

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  • “French Dirty” Is A Sexy, Funny And Emotional Look At Life As A Millennial

    “French Dirty” Is A Sexy, Funny And Emotional Look At Life As A Millennial

    March 23, 2017 — 30 is the new 20. French Dirty, despite its name, explores the coming-of-age of a group of 30-year old Los Angeles residents who are just coming to grips with the fact that their youth is ending (films about the end of youth used to focus on significantly younger people).The past and present seem to intermingle in the mind of one millennial, as he copes with adult emotions — possibly for the first time.Vincent (Wade Allain-Marcus, who also […]

  • Watch The Animated Series “The New Adventures Of Flash Gordon” For Some Inter-Galactic Excitement

    Watch The Animated Series “The New Adventures Of Flash Gordon” For Some Inter-Galactic Excitement

    March 22, 2017 — Flash Gordon has been intriguing readers and viewers with his sci-fi adventures since he first appeared as a comic strip character in 1934.He has appeared in movies, in television series and animated series and the characters and situations have spawned vast amounts of licensing materials — ray guns, spaceships, pop-up books, dolls and more.The New Adventures of Flash Gordon details the adventures which starts when Flash, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov crash their spaceship onto the planet […]

  • Binge-Watch Ernest In Some Of His Best Movies And Shows

    Binge-Watch Ernest In Some Of His Best Movies And Shows

    March 22, 2017 — Ernest is a doofus. Everyone knows that. But he’s an endearing doofus, one we can all empathize with.  He may be dim, but he’s lovable and he never gives up.Stream Jim Varney as “Everyman” Ernest P. Worrell, in a collection of his best films and spots on Amazon VideoErnest Goes to School. As is if it would help. With Sarah Chalke.Ernest in the Army. The country has never been safer.Ernest Rides Again. He and buddy Abner find […]

  • “Beetle Bailey” Has Been Funny For More Than 66 Years

    “Beetle Bailey” Has Been Funny For More Than 66 Years

    March 21, 2017 –The Beetle Bailey comic strip was begun in 1950, shortly after World War II ended, while many Americans were still in uniform.Mort Walker, who created the strip, set it in Camp Swampy, a fictional army camp. He peopled it with a collection of regulars:  Sarge (Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel), Beetle’s Sergeant who has a tendency to get mad at Beetle and pound him into a shapeless pulp; Cookie, the mess sergeant who makes unspeakable meals; […]

  • “I Called Him Morgan” Has Its East Coast Premiere at Lincoln Center Starting March 24

    “I Called Him Morgan” Has Its East Coast Premiere at Lincoln Center Starting March 24

    March 21, 2017 — I Called Him Morgan, the acclaimed documentary about the brilliant, troubled and doomed be-bop trumpeter Lee Morgan will play at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center of Lincoln Center beginning on March 24.The film was directed by Kasper Collin; the cinematographer, Bradford Young, recently received an Academy Award® nomination for his work on the film Arrival.Lee Morgan’s rise to fame as a musician came early. As a teenager he played with John Coltrane (at 19 he played […]

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  • Could Anyone Become A Murderer? “Crimes Of Passion” Looks Into The Stories Of Ordinary People Who Killed

    Could Anyone Become A Murderer? “Crimes Of Passion” Looks Into The Stories Of Ordinary People Who Killed

    March 20, 2017 — What does it take to turn an ordinary person into a killer?What pushes a regular person over the edge, to the point where they would commit murder? And can anyone snap?These are not the stories of psychopaths and serial killers whose lives revolve around murders. Crime of Passion is a true crime documentary series that uses re-creations to try to discover what was the tipping point that turned ordinary people into killers. These are people who probably […]

  • Sidney Lumet Created Some Of Cinema’s Most Iconic Films

    Sidney Lumet Created Some Of Cinema’s Most Iconic Films

    March 20, 2017 –It is one of the most impressive bodies of work in the history of cinema.12 Angry Men. Fail-Safe. Serpico. The Pawnbroker. Dog Day Afternoon. Network. Murder on the Orient Express. The Fugitive Kind. A View from the Bridge. The Hill, Equus. The Wiz. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. And the list goes on.They were all directed by Sidney Lumet. Sidney Lumet was one of the most prolific and most acclaimed directors of all time.His films were nominated […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Is The Perfect Occasion For An Inspired Irish Comedy

    St. Patrick’s Day Is The Perfect Occasion For An Inspired Irish Comedy

    March 17, 2017 — It’s St. Patrick’s Day, a religious holiday sanctified by the Catholic Church, commemorating Saint Patrick (it is the traditional death date of the revered Saint) and the arrival of  Christianity in Ireland.Because the country’s diaspora has moved the Irish across the globe, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national holiday. Of course, the Church’s view of St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday is not the way much of the world sees the day. […]

  • Homophobia And Fear Of Satanic Rituals Send Four Innocent Women To Prison

    Homophobia And Fear Of Satanic Rituals Send Four Innocent Women To Prison

    March 17, 2017 — The crime the four women, Elizabeth Ramirez and her friends Anna Vasquez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera were accused of was horrible — the group rape of two young girls. The accused, young Latina women who were openly gay and living in San Antonio, Texas, asserted their innocence from the very beginning.The 1994 allegations against the women kept changing, as did the stories that were presented by those making the accusations. Despite that fact, and despite […]

  • “The Bloodstained Butterfly” Is A Vintage Giallo Mystery

    “The Bloodstained Butterfly” Is A Vintage Giallo Mystery

    March 16, 2017 — Alessandro Marchi is convicted of the murder of a college girl in a park.Hi trial is rigged against him. He is unaware that his attorney is having an affair with Maria, Alessandro’s wife, and both prefer that he is convicted and out of the way. The trial is rigged against him for many reasons. Finally, When his most important witness fails to show up at his trial, he is sentenced to life in prison.But after he […]

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  • A Matador Faces Retirement, But First He Will Face The Bulls One Last Time In The Acclaimed Documentary “Gored”

    A Matador Faces Retirement, But First He Will Face The Bulls One Last Time In The Acclaimed Documentary “Gored”

    March 16, 2017 — Gored will leave you breathless.The film documents the final stand of bullfighter Antonio Barrera as he faces a bull for the last time as matador.Barrera was known as the most-gored matador in modern history. He has been injured and impaled 23 times; many of those incidents required operations, hospital stays, recuperation. Now, in his thirties, with his abilities in decline, his family has begged him to stop. Just last year, 29-year old Victor Barrio, an award-winning matador, was impaled in the bullring with […]

  • In “Mazes And Monsters,” A Young Tom Hanks Plays Fantasy Role-Playing Games In An Abandoned Cavern

    In “Mazes And Monsters,” A Young Tom Hanks Plays Fantasy Role-Playing Games In An Abandoned Cavern

    March 15, 2017 — It’s fantasy role playing, taken to an extreme.Four college friends, Robbie (2-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump), Daniel (David Wallace), Jay Jay (Chris Makepeace, Meatballs) and Kate (Wendy Crewson, Getting Married in Buffalo Jump, At the End of the Day), decide to invade a series of abandoned caverns to play their favorite fantasy game, Mazes and Monsters.They are somewhat maladjusted, a bit nerdy and under the spell of the game. But suddenly Jay […]

  • “Popeye The Sailor Man” Has Entertained Generations Of Admirers

    “Popeye The Sailor Man” Has Entertained Generations Of Admirers

    March 15, 2017 — He is everybody’s favorite sailor man.Popeye, the lovable sailor, has, as an animated character, been delighting audiences since the 1930s, first in theaters, later on television. The New Adventures of Popeye, which began airing in 1977, has the same beloved characters — the femme fatale Olive Oyl, Popeye’s nemesis Bluto, hamburger-loving Wimpy and adorable Swee’ Pea, among others — and all of the spinach-eating fun. Each of the 65 episodes contains 3 short films which are sure to […]

  • In “American Roulette,” Andy Garcia Plays A South American President Forced Into Exile When A Military Coup Deposes His Government

    In “American Roulette,” Andy Garcia Plays A South American President Forced Into Exile When A Military Coup Deposes His Government

    March 14, 2017 — For Carlos Quintas (Andy Garcia), it is difficult to know who to trust.Quintas is the democratically elected president of a South American country, but he has been deposed by a military coup and now lives in London where he leads a government in exile, attempting to raise support from the international community to help him regain control of his country.The military of his own country wants him kidnapped or dead and they have sent professionals to […]

  • Charlize Theron Won An Oscar® For Her Astonishing Performance As A Serial Killer In “Monster “

    Charlize Theron Won An Oscar® For Her Astonishing Performance As A Serial Killer In “Monster “

    March 14, 2017 — She was inaccurately called “America’s first female serial killer.”Aileen Wuornos was found guilty of six murders (she probably committed seven) on January 27, 1992, and the next day she was sentenced to death. Although she certainly wasn’t the first woman responsible for multiple deaths, her story captured the nation’s attention. The woman had been abused as a child, abandoned by her mother, thrown out of her grandparents’ house and left without the means to make a living — […]

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  • A Native American Lawyer Is Caught Between Two Worlds In The Ghost Story/Mystery “Imprint”

    A Native American Lawyer Is Caught Between Two Worlds In The Ghost Story/Mystery “Imprint”

    March 13, 2017 — Shayla Stonefeather (Tonantzin Carmelo), a Native American lawyer, has definitely lost touch with her cultural roots.She has moved away from her family and the town they are from in order to live in a city and become lawyer. And in the city she ends up prosecuting Robbie Whiteshirt, a Lakota Native American teenager accused of killing a senator’s wife. She wins the case, but there is no time for rejoicing. Whiteshirt attempts to escape from custody and is […]

  • “True North” Is A Timely And Relevant In Its Depiction Of Some Of The Dangers And Hardships Experienced By Desperate Immigrants

    “True North” Is A Timely And Relevant In Its Depiction Of Some Of The Dangers And Hardships Experienced By Desperate Immigrants

    March 13, 2017 —  The crew of the Scottish trawler Providence has been having a run of bad luck. The skipper (Gary Lewis) has recently returned from an unsuccessful fishing run. He plans to give control of his ship to his son, first mate Sean (Martin Compson), who wants to take it over but hopes to clear its debts first.At the advice of Riley, one of his deckhands, he secures a lucrative deal to smuggle Chinese immigrants in the hold on […]

  • These Are The True Stories Of People Who Were Convicted Of Crimes They Never Committed

    These Are The True Stories Of People Who Were Convicted Of Crimes They Never Committed

    March 10, 2017 — Struggle for Justice recounts true stories of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, who were sentenced to prison — some for years, even decades — before they were exonerated.Season 1 of Struggle for Justice follows ten cases where the Canadian Justice system got it wrong, condemning innocent people who ended up spending time in prison. Time they did not deserve. Time they will never get back.The crimes they were convicted of varied: murder, rape, robbery, breaking and […]

  • Actors Loved Working With Director Mike Nichols Because He Was The Best

    Actors Loved Working With Director Mike Nichols Because He Was The Best

    March 10, 2017 — In 1939, Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky and his brother were sent to America from their home in Berlin, to escape deportation by the Nazis. They would arrive in America to live with their father who had settled in New York City earlier. Their mother would join them later.The father was a successful doctor who would change his name to Nichols. Mikhail would become the director Mike Nichols.Whatever Mike Nichols touched in his professional life seemed to turn to […]

  • Secrets From The Past Haunt The Present In The Compelling Mystery “Hidden City,” Starring Charles Dance

    Secrets From The Past Haunt The Present In The Compelling Mystery “Hidden City,” Starring Charles Dance

    March 9, 2017 –A strong sense of paranoia is at the center of Hidden City, a mystery/thriller set in London, where there more the main characters discover that the more they learn, the less they seem to know.James Richards (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), a government statistician, is inadvertently swept along into a deepening mystery when a researcher send him what appears to be the wrong piece of information — a piece of film he had not asked for. But […]

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  • “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” Tells The Story Of A Basketball Institution That Is Vitally Important To Its Community

    “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” Tells The Story Of A Basketball Institution That Is Vitally Important To Its Community

    March 9, 2017 — People who love basketball know about The Drew.The Drew is a competitive basketball league that meets at Charles Drew Junior High School in South Central Los Angeles. It started in 1973, when South Central was rife with gangs, poverty crime, and opportunities for young men living there seemed insignificant.In response, a young man named Alvin Willis started the league which would come to be known as The Drew. It’s motto was “No excuse, just produce.”The Drew League […]

  • The Epic Mini-Series “Kings In Grass Castles” Shows That 19th Century Australia Was No Place For The Faint Of Heart

    The Epic Mini-Series “Kings In Grass Castles” Shows That 19th Century Australia Was No Place For The Faint Of Heart

    March 8, 2017 — Kings in Grass Castles is an award-winning mini series that tells an epic story of one immigrant family’s life through the years, as they try to establish themselves in Australia after fleeing the Irish Potato Famine.The book on which the mini-series is based tells the story of author Mary Durack‘s family as they moved from Western Ireland to Australia in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a multi-generational epic, starting with the story of Patrick Durand, Mary’s grandfather, who […]

  • “Trace Evidence: The Case Files Of Dr. Henry Lee” Examines The Casework Of One Of The World’s Foremost Forensic Scientists

    “Trace Evidence: The Case Files Of Dr. Henry Lee” Examines The Casework Of One Of The World’s Foremost Forensic Scientists

    March 8, 2017 — Dr. Henry Lee, the world-renowned forensic scientist, whose work has been used on cases including the Washington D.C. sniper shootings, the post-9/11 forensic investigations, Helle Crafts, O.J. Simpson, Vince Foster, Laci Peterson, etc., has appeared on numerous television shows, such as Good Morning America, The Larry King Show, The Nancy Grace Show, and has made guest appearances on shows on CNN, Fox TV, CBS, ABC, NBC and BBC, to discuss his work.But it is on his own […]

  • Watch Toni Collette And Daniel Craig In The Award-Winning “Hotel Splendide”

    Watch Toni Collette And Daniel Craig In The Award-Winning “Hotel Splendide”

    March 7, 2017 — You would never want to stay at the Hotel Splendide in real life. But any movie where you get to watch Daniel Craig (the James Bond franchise, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Some Voices) Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Angel in the House, About a Boy, Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueberger) and Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks), is worth the visit.The Hotel Splendide is a dreary, isolated spa/hotel hat sits on a dreary, isolated island that is cut off […]

  • The Controversial “White Girl” Is Available For Pre-Order On DVD

    The Controversial “White Girl” Is Available For Pre-Order On DVD

    March 7, 2017 — It’s one of those films — people love it or hate it.White Girl, Elizabeth Wood’s semi-autobiographical rumination on being young, pretty, white and privileged in New York City, is a fever dream of drugs, sex and parties as seen through the eyes of Leah, a Mid-Western college sophomore who has come to the City to spend her summer months at a n internship at a glossy magazine.Leah (Morgan Saylor, Homeland) has a job, but shortly after arriving […]

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  • BLESSED, Frances O'Connor, 2009. ©Icon Film Distribution

    “Blessed” Tells The Stories Of Several Troubled Families From Two Distinct Viewpoints

    March 6, 2017 — Blessed tells the story of seven children from difficult blue collar families in Melbourne, Australia, who wander their city during the course of one day, unwilling to return to their homes. Their stories are only lightly connected, and they each have personal reasons for choosing not to go home. The first half is told from their viewpoint. The second half sees the stories of their home lives from the point of view of their mothers, who have a different way […]

  • Pre-Order “The Bad Kids,” Called by The Toronto Film Scene” “One Of The Most Emotionally Resonant Films Being Offered This Year”

    Pre-Order “The Bad Kids,” Called by The Toronto Film Scene” “One Of The Most Emotionally Resonant Films Being Offered This Year”

    March 6, 2017 — The Bad Kids is one of the best-received documentaries of the 2016 festival circuit.When the documentary The Bad Kids won the 2016 Special Jury Prize for Vérité Filmmaking, the jury called it “A film that artfully avoids cliches by taking us into overlooked world and illuminating not only the ugly reality but the humanity of the characters.”The film deals with a group of high school students growing up in an indigent area of the Mojave Desert. Their young […]

  • David Strathairn Stars As A Lawyer Forced to Defend A Man Who Would Like To Kill Him

    David Strathairn Stars As A Lawyer Forced to Defend A Man Who Would Like To Kill Him

    March 3, 2017 —  A lawyer is charged with defending a man he knows would gladly kill him — for no reason other than his faith. As a court-appointed Defense Attorney, it is Danny Dunkleman’s job to defend anyone whose case he is given. But how is the Jewish humanist lawyer supposed to find compassion for the Nazi-sympathizer Skinhead who admits to a racially-motivated hate crime during which he critically injured an Indian cook by stomping him with his steel-toed boots — and […]

  • FilmRise Acquires “Axolotl Overkill,” Based On The International Best-Seller By Helene Hegemann

    FilmRise Acquires “Axolotl Overkill,” Based On The International Best-Seller By Helene Hegemann

    March 3, 2017 — FilmRise has announced the acquisition of the eagerly-awaited Axolotl Overkill, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival this year.The film is the directorial debut by Helene Hegemann, who also wrote the 2010 best-selling novel, Axolotl Roadkill.Axolotl Overkill tells the story of Mifti, a 16-year old who has just lost her mother, and the people who share the shocking and rebellious world she inhabits. As Mifti searches for some combination of excitement and emotional attachment, she encounters […]

  • In The Mystery “Restitution,” Nearly Everyone Seems To Have A Secret They Would Do Anything To Keep Private

    In The Mystery “Restitution,” Nearly Everyone Seems To Have A Secret They Would Do Anything To Keep Private

    March 2, 2017 — In true noir fashion, Restitution has the correct elements: a mysterious murder in need of solving, a beautiful woman with a past, a powerful family with a secret; an investigator who is probably out of his depth.Of course, it’s difficult to know who is telling the truth. Everyone seems to have something to hide, and the obvious suspects may not be guilty of anything.The gorgeous Mena Suvari stars as the bartender who was involved with the murder […]

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  • FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Bulgarian Documentary “The Good Postman” And The Acclaimed Chinese Comedy “Free And Easy”

    FilmRise Acquires The Award-Winning Bulgarian Documentary “The Good Postman” And The Acclaimed Chinese Comedy “Free And Easy”

    March 2, 2017 — FilmRise announces the acquisition of the North American rights to two foreign films, Gen Jung’s Free and Easy and Tonislav Hristov’s The Good Postman.Free and Easy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is the story of an economically depressed region of Northern China, and the numerous con men who try to hustle their marks and make their way in rural China. This beautifully shot and wryly amusing comedy was nominated for the World Cinema Grand Jury […]

  • Students Struggle To Survive A Satanic Pact In “Unhallowed Ground”

    Students Struggle To Survive A Satanic Pact In “Unhallowed Ground”

    March 1, 2017 — The prestigious and privileged Dhoultham School has a long and storied history — one that includes ritualistic murder and Satanic pacts.In the 17th century, fearing death by the plague, the students of the school made a pact with the devil which required them to murder four of their own in a ritual sacrifice. In modern times, 6 students, newbie military cadets, are left at the school when it closes down for holidays to make sure that the grounds […]

  • These Are “The FBI Files” Cases That Are Truly Special

    These Are “The FBI Files” Cases That Are Truly Special

    March 1, 2017 — These are the cases that were too involved and too significant to fit into the original FBI Files format.The FBI Files Special — Dangerous Pursuit investigates the 1974 crime spree of Paul John Knowles which included serial rapes, multiple murders and robbery. Knowles claimed to be responsible for 35 deaths, although 20 have been corroborated. The FBI Files Special — Flight from Justice investigates one of the most notorious of all unsolved crimes. On Thanksgiving eve, 1971, […]

  • “The Acid House,” From Stories By Irvine Welsh, Has The Nihilistic Energy Of “Trainspotting”

    “The Acid House,” From Stories By Irvine Welsh, Has The Nihilistic Energy Of “Trainspotting”

    March 2, 2017 — The Acid House is a triptych of films based on short stories by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) which takes you back into the world of young men from the slums of North Edinburgh who are not at good places in their lives.In the first story, The Granton Star Cause, Boab loses his job, his girlfriend, is dumped by his soccer team and is thrown out of his house by his kinky, over-sexed parents on the same day. Aching […]

  • “Charlie Jade” Is A Detective/Thriller Whose Main Character Is Hurtled Into A Parallel Universe He Doesn’t Know Or Understand

    “Charlie Jade” Is A Detective/Thriller Whose Main Character Is Hurtled Into A Parallel Universe He Doesn’t Know Or Understand

    February 28, 2017 — Charlie Jade is an inhabitant of Alphaverse, one of the 5 parallel universes explored in this Canadian/South African sci-fi thriller television. But an explosion in the first episode throws him into Betaverse — a world not unlike our own, but one Jade does not recognize.The explosion was caused by scientists who were attempting to open a wormhole between universes so that they could pillage the resources from one of the other worlds. However, the explosion causes […]

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  • See Domhnall Gleeson, Before He Was Famous, In “Sensation”

    See Domhnall Gleeson, Before He Was Famous, In “Sensation”

    February 27, 2017 — Donal is 26 years old, a thoroughly naive farmer in Tipperary, Ireland,  who is desperately eager to rid himself of his virginity.When he suddenly finds himself with a little money (due to the totally unexpected death of his father), he calls in a professional hooker named Courtney to ameliorate the situation.Not too long after his first meeting with Courtney, the two have decided to go into business together by turning the farm Donal just inherited into an escort service.Soon […]

  • “Magnus,” The Acclaimed Documentary About The Greatest Chess Player In The World, Is Available On DVD And Blu-Ray

    “Magnus,” The Acclaimed Documentary About The Greatest Chess Player In The World, Is Available On DVD And Blu-Ray

    February 27, 2017 — On November 30th, Magnus Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin  in the World Chess Championship to retain his title as the world Champion.Very few who follow the world of chess were surprised. Magnus Carlsen remains one of the most baffling, original and fascinating chess champions of all time.In fact, some maintain that he is the greatest champion of all time, and is often referred to as “the Mozart of Chess,” because of his endlessly inventive play.Magnus, the acclaimed documentary […]

  • Watch One Of Morton Tyldum’s Early Films — The Charming “Buddy”

    Watch One Of Morton Tyldum’s Early Films — The Charming “Buddy”

    February 24, 2017 — Kristoffer is having a tough time. His girlfriend has left him, his job has no future. But when his video diaries show up on a television talk show, his quirky view of the world becomes a media hit. Suddenly he finds himself an overnight celebrity, with all sorts of possibilities opening up for him.He will soon discover that instant celebrity has its drawbacks, as well. His diaries revealed a number of secrets he had no intention of making public, […]

  • In “Women Behind Bars,” Women Who Have Killed Tell Their Stories — From Inside Their Prisons

    In “Women Behind Bars,” Women Who Have Killed Tell Their Stories — From Inside Their Prisons

    February 24, 2017 — What pushes a woman to the point where she will commit murder?Of course, there is not one answer to that. And some women push far more easily than others.In this true life series, women who have been convicted of committing murder — and have been incarcerated — tell the stories of their crimes, what drove them to them, and what life has been like for them since they have been in prison.There are women who killed […]

  • “Der Samurai” Is A Horrifying Take On “Little Red Riding Hood” That Is Definitiely Not For Children

    “Der Samurai” Is A Horrifying Take On “Little Red Riding Hood” That Is Definitiely Not For Children

    February 23, 2017 — Der Samurai, which had its U.S premiere at the Midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival, is an award-winning, atmospheric horror-thriller-fantasy film.In a forest along the German/Polish border, Jakob, a young police officer — new at his job and his beat — attempts to deal with a wolf who is scaring the local populace. He tries to woo the creature away from the nearby village by leaving out fresh meat deep in the forest.One day, at the police […]

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  • The Ballet Looks Beautiful, But It Can Be Surprisingly Cruel

    The Ballet Looks Beautiful, But It Can Be Surprisingly Cruel

    February 23, 2017 — The Bolshoi Ballet has been an honored institution in the world of ballet for centuries. Founded in 1776, it is one of the world’s oldest ballet companies and has been recognized as one of the greatest ballet institutions in existence throughout the last 100 years.But in Russia, it is more than that. It isn’t honored — it is revered.Its artists, fame and legacy are carefully protected — one might say guarded — which made the company’s 2013 front page scandal, one so […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-Winning “I Dream In Another Language”

    FilmRise Acquires The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-Winning “I Dream In Another Language”

    February 22, 2017 — The North American rights to I Dream in Another Language, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, have been acquired by FilmRise.The deal was announced by The Hollywood Reporter.Director Ernesto Contreras‘ film has been ecstatically received by reviewers. ” Sueño en otro idioma [I Dream in Another Language] is a smashing success. …Sueño en otro idoma realizes a fully developed, multifaceted story that engages us through its performers’ capacity to broadcast their characters’ feelings—which transfixes […]

  • “Sophie And The Rising Sun” Examines Love In A Time Of Racial Divides

    “Sophie And The Rising Sun” Examines Love In A Time Of Racial Divides

    February 21, 2017 — In 1941, in a small fishing village in South Carolina, Grover Ohta, a Japanese-American man, arrives on a bus, severely beaten and barely able to speak.Anne Morrison (Margo Martindale, Justified) decides to take care of the man until he is well. As he recovers he meets and falls in love with a local woman, Sophie (Juliane Nicholson, From Nowhere, Masters of Sex), whose fiancé died in World War I. Their relationship grows slowly and carefully, as the […]

  • “Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago” Tells the Intriguing Story Behind One Of The Best-Selling Bands In History

    “Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago” Tells the Intriguing Story Behind One Of The Best-Selling Bands In History

    February 21, 2017 — The rock band Chicago (it went through a few other names before the band members settled on the name it is known by today) began in 1967. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll band with horns” didn’t take very long to establish themselves — by 1968 they had signed with Columbia Records.They would be assigned the enviable task of opening for better-known act like Hendrix and Joplin, but they weren’t second-stringers long. Their first record, a double album, […]

  • For President’s Day, Watch The Acclaimed Mini-Series “George Washington”

    For President’s Day, Watch The Acclaimed Mini-Series “George Washington”

    February 17, 2017 — It is the perfect time to binge-watch the acclaimed mini-series George Washington.It is an eight hour spectacle. It covers the life of the first American President from age 11 through age 51 when he returned to his home at Mount Vernon, having led his new country through the Revolution, having seen the new nation gain its hard-fought independence from England. Based on Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James Thomas Flexner, the mini-series, originally shown in […]

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  • Powerful And Timely, The Award-Winning “From Nowhere” Opens Theatrically Today

    Powerful And Timely, The Award-Winning “From Nowhere” Opens Theatrically Today

    February 17, 2017 — The award-winning festival favorite film, From Nowhere, opens in theaters today.Chosen as a New York Times‘ Critics Pick, the devastating drama was the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film also won the Audience award and the jury-awarded Special Mention prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival.Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which tells the story of three undocumented teenagers from the Bronx who need to get papers in […]

  • In “How To Be A Serial Killer,” The Teacher’s Pet Gets More Than He Bargained For

    In “How To Be A Serial Killer,” The Teacher’s Pet Gets More Than He Bargained For

    February 16, 2017 — You can find seminars on almost any subject these days. You just have to know where to look…Mike (Dameon Clarke, Dragon Ball Z) teaches a seminar called How to Be a Serial Killer, in which he teaches his students to “listen to the voices in your head,” and stop repressing the urges to go out and kill those who annoy you.He meets Bart (Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Minds, Band of Robbers),  a video store clerk, and recognizes a nascent serial killer […]

  • “From Nowhere” Identifies The Constant Fear Facing Three Undocumented Teens In Search Of Legal Status

    “From Nowhere” Identifies The Constant Fear Facing Three Undocumented Teens In Search Of Legal Status

    February 16, 2017 — This movie could not be more timely.From Nowhere tells the story of three high school students who are struggling with all of the same issues that trouble all teenagers, but these three have another issue which causes them great concern.The are illegal aliens. They know that at any time, should someone require documentation of them, they could end up deported back to countries they don’t know and have never spent any time in. These children are really […]

  • “The Forest For The Trees” Was The First Feature Film Directed By Academy Award® Nominee Maren Ade

    “The Forest For The Trees” Was The First Feature Film Directed By Academy Award® Nominee Maren Ade

    The Forest for the Trees was the first feature film written and directed by Maren Ade, and announced the advent of an exceptional and original talent.Ade’s latest film, Toni Erdmann, has been nominated for an Academy Award® this year for Best Foreign Language Film and has been lauded at the Cannes Film Festival –where it won the Fipresci Prize (and was nominated for the Palme d’Or) — at Toronto, by The New York Film Critics;  the film has collected a […]

  • “From Nowhere” Tells The Story Of 3 Undocumented Teens Going To High School In America

    “From Nowhere” Tells The Story Of 3 Undocumented Teens Going To High School In America

    February 15, 2017 — The high school years are tough enough under normal circumstances. But what these young people face makes their circumstances even more difficult in the wrenching drama From Nowhere.This festival favorite describes the troubles that face three undocumented teens who are going to school in the Bronx. Their lives are precarious; they deal every day with the possibility that they could be deported. Their teacher (Julianne Nicholson) knows that the three students are illegal. Sophie comes from The Dominican Republic; […]

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  • Lolo Is A Modern-Day Romance With A Caustic French Sensibility

    Lolo Is A Modern-Day Romance With A Caustic French Sensibility

    February 14, 2017 — It is Valentine’s Day, the perfect day for some French romance.Lolo is a romantic comedy with a modern soul. Directed by and starring the radiant Julie Delpy, Lolo envisions the a heartfelt love affair between Violette (Delpy) a Parisian sophisticate and single mother, and Jean-René (Dany Boon), a smalltown financial-software engineer. They have many things working against their relationship, and yet it looks like it will work  out. At least until Jean-René moves to Paris and meets Lolo, Violette’s spoiled […]

  • “National Bird,” The Highly Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available For Pre-Order On DVD And Blu-Ray

    “National Bird,” The Highly Acclaimed Documentary, Is Available For Pre-Order On DVD And Blu-Ray

    February 14, 2017 — National Bird, the powerful documentary by first time director Sonia Kennebeck, shows that there are consequences to even the “cleanest” forms of warfare.Drone warfare has often been cited as safe warfare for American soldiers who remain removed from the site of the bombings. But National Bird questions if any for of warm can ever be considered safe for those who take part in it.The LA Times praises the film:“Touted as her first feature documentary, “National Bird,” director Sonia Kennebeck […]

  • Revel In The Beauty Of Nighttime Hong Kong In The Charming Love Story “Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong”

    Revel In The Beauty Of Nighttime Hong Kong In The Charming Love Story “Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong”

    February 13, 2017 — Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is a gorgeous stroll through Hong Kong in the company of two attractive young people who are on the verge of falling in love. Twice.And Hong Kong, in all of its neon splendor,  provides a perfect setting for a love story.Ruby and Josh meet by accident. She is in Hong Kong for a short trip and gets lost. Josh, who has been living in Hong Kong, offers to walk her to her destination. The […]

  • FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of “Manifesto,” Starring Cate Blanchett As 13 Different Characters

    FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of “Manifesto,” Starring Cate Blanchett As 13 Different Characters

    February 13, 2017 — FilmRise has acquired the North American rights to Manifesto, the film directed by Julian Rosefeldt, which stars Cate Blanchett as 13 separate characters, each of whom embodies a 20th century art movement.The film will be given a theatrical release in mid 2017. The film will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video later this year.Variety explains, “Manifesto puts 13 different characters on display, each of which are a physical representation of a single 20th century art movement, and are […]

  • Love Stories Are Not One Size Fits All

    Love Stories Are Not One Size Fits All

    February 10, 2017 — Romance is supposed to be automatic. You meet, fall in love, and everything is roses and candlelight.But the truth is that romance is often not so easy.The people in The Cake Eaters are all going through difficult times and their relationships have to be worked out in the midst of emotional upheaval. The Cake Eaters was the directorial debut of Mary Stuart Masterson (Chances Are, Fried Green Tomatoes, Some Kind of Wonderful), who chose the family drama/love story as her […]

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