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JACKIE Movie Review: Portman is Perfection in a Pill Box Hat

Most Americans can remember exactly what they were doing when the towers fell on 9/11.  It is the national tragedy that connects us all.  Before that, though, there was another day of communal sadness and shock in this country.  For people of a certain age, it’s the day that John F. Kennedy was killed. Everyone …

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THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN review: Sweet Sharp-Edged Cinema

If any of you people have more than five years in the rearview mirror of leaving yourself at seventeen behind, let me remind you.  It isn’t any kind of fun.  I mean, Janis Ian’s song says it all.  In case you’d like a refresher, this week’s release THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is ready and able …

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review: J.K. AND CREW CREATE LOVABLE BEASTS

Fans of all things Harry Potter have been anxiously awaiting FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM since they announced Harry Potter series creator J.K. Rowling herself was writing the script. Her involvement automatically, and in all ways, makes this new film series canon. Fans already know a lot about the lead character Newt Scamander, …

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Making Moana: An interview with the film’s Art Director of Characters Bill Schwab

Disney’s new release, Moana, has been a long labor of love by the production team headed by directors Ron Clements and John Musker. The artistic braintrust behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Princess and the Frog brought together a group of passionate animators and artists to build the movie from the ground up. One of …

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ARRIVAL Movie Review: Amy Adams Brings Home the Independent, Unwavering Spirit and Brainpower of All Women

ARRIVAL is the science fiction film for people who avoid them because they see them as vapid, effects-driven, plot deficient time-drains.  Fans loyal to the genre will also embrace the film, which is about a linguist who is tasked with translating the language of recently landed aliens, in order to open inter-species communications.  Auteur director …

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS movie review: One Young Lady’s Gender-Busting Landscape

A documentary has flown in just when parents of little girls are looking for ways to reaffirm their power, and its name is THE EAGLE HUNTRESS.  The movie follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old nomadic child who lives in the Altai Mountains in Central and East Asia, who decides she wants to become an eagle …

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LOVING Movie Review: Exquisite & Exquisitely Timed Cinema

The timing for the release of a feature film telling the story of Loving vs. Virginia, the groundbreaking case that legalized interracial marriage, couldn’t be better.  Virginia, which Hillary Clinton won during the presidential election, has had a long and checkered racial history.  The first laws against interracial marriage began in Virginia, they expanded in …

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DOCTOR STRANGE: Brings New Marvel Magic

Few fans of the Marvel cinematic universe know about Doctor Strange.  The character doesn’t have the recognition factor that Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America do.  With the new release of DOCTOR STRANGE, all that will change. Fan favorite SHERLOCK’s Benedict Cumberbatch is the star, aided by co-starring British acting greats like 12 YEARS A …

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Producers Announce the feature film W.A.S.P , the true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II on the first full day of the Middleburg Film Festival

Producers Announce the feature film W.A.S.P. true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. Producers Sheila Johnson, Bo Derek, and Mark Sennet announced they are in pre-production for the historical feature film today, on the first full day of the Middleburg Film Festival.  The screenplay is written by award winning writer B. …

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