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See You Then SXSW21 AWFJ.org review

Trans writer/director Mari Walker’s first narrative feature is a confessionalist character study called See You Then, a story that takes place largely over one evening between two people with a complicated history seeing each other for the first time in over a decade. Kris (Pooya Mohseni) and Naomi (Lynn Chen) were once in a cisgendered relationship. …

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Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula AWFJ.org review

It’s a zombie heist movie! That’s a new one…A sequel to a sequel, writer/director Sang-ho Yeon brings us Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, the follow-up to Train to Busan, which was his live action answer to 2016’s animated horror feature Seoul Station. While there’s no arguement that Train to Busan is (a rotted, gore-dripping) head and shoulders above the other …

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Driven to Abstaction AWFJ.org review

As a journalist who has also owned an art gallery for over 27 years, I have lived in and around the art market a long time. I already had knowledge of the forgery and shady dealings happening in the art world before watching the new documentary Driven to Abstraction. Produced, directed, and edited by Daria Price, the …

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Howard AWFJ.org Review

Fans of Disney as well as those interested in American history will be fascinated by writer/director/producer Don Hahn’s documentary Howard, now streaming on Disney+. They will also experience a host of emotions spanning from heartbreak to joy in the process. A love letter to the complicated, driven, inspired playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman, Howard is an intimate portrait …

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Looney Tunes Cartoons on HBO Max Review

There’s great news for fans of Bugs Bunny and friends, as well as for the youngsters the elder fans want to indoctrinate into the Looney Tunes fold. HBO Max is bringing Looney Tunes back with a series of new cartoons created with great style and panache by Peter Browngardt. With a name that’s as uninventive …