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Everything, Everything: Review and exclusive interview with director Stella Meghie

An indie film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s vivid, enthusiastically received YA novel Everything, Everything is coming to theaters this weekend. Directed by Stella Meghie, who blazed onto the scene helming a screenplay she wrote with Jean of the Joneses, Everything, Everything is a both a coming of age romance, and a dark fairy tale superimposed …

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Their Finest: See This Fine Female-fueled World War II Indie Dramedy

It’s always great to hear we will be treated to a movie co-starring Bill Nighy. He joins star Gemma Arterton and co-star Sam Claflin in a charming, bittersweet dramedy opening in arthouses this weekend called Their Finest, about a woman living in World War II London who takes a job as screenwriter for a propaganda feature film …

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The Fate of the Furious: Box Office Fate Already Sealed, Reviewing it Anyway.

This has the potential to be most superfluous review I’ll write this year. Those who are excited for the next installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, called The Fate of the Furious, or F8 for short, will see the film regardless of what critics say.  Although I love action flicks, I don’t care …

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GIFTED Review: Chris Evans brings charisma to this cliched yet cathartic indie

I already know how most critics are going to receive the new indie film GIFTED.  They’ll say it plays on your emotions. Yes, this story about a child math prodigy that gets caught in a custody battle between her loving uncle and grandmother is definitely awash in sentimentality.  It also has its share of cliches.  …

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: An Inspiring, Timely Story of Holocaust Rescuers

Coming this weekend is a movie whose subject matter, which is based on a true story, will be compelling to many compassionate, loving people. The film The Zookeeper’s Wife asks, “What would you do? Would you risk your life every single day to rescue total strangers?” For Antonina and Dr. Jan Zabinska, who ran the …

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Choosing life and choosing the present: Cinema Siren interviews T2 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle

CHOOSING LIFE AND CHOOSING THE PRESENT: CINEMA SIREN INTERVIEWS T2 TRAINSPOTTING DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE Cinema Siren had the singular pleasure to interview Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on the eve of the release of T2: Trainspotting. He talked about the importance of time, working with his amazing cast again after 20 years, updating the “Choose Life” …

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