Hidden Figures - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
by Joan Alperin Watch the video here! I loved 'Hidden Figures' so much that I saw it twice, and I'll probably see it again. It is one of the most inspiring, touching films I've seen in a long time. It's also a film that reminds us there are times ...
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Inside Job - Film Review
Posted By Bill Garry
I don't know if Inside Job, the debut short from Matt Nagin, will do much for America's image in the world (it just won First Place in competition at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes ), but it is a dynamic showcase for this up-and-coming actor, ...
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Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
Posted By Joan Alperin
Once upon a time far far away in another galaxy Star Wars was born. Well it wasn't another galaxy where it was born, but that's where the action takes place. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is part one of an anthology. The film is set in a time before ...
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La La Land - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
When I saw "Whiplash" I knew I was seeing the birth of a brilliant director and now with Damien Chazelle's latest film, "La La Land" he more than proves I was right. This flm is not only a beautiful homage to the musicals of long ago, but it's a ...
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Noturnal Animals - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
Nocturnal Animals is a psychological thriller written and directed by Tom Ford and based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. Ford has made only one other film, (also an adaptation) 2009's A Single Man. He comes from the world of ...
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Arrival - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
Unfortunately, no one speaks their language. Arrival is based on Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life but I wouldn't read his short story until you see the film. When the movie begins, it is already established that aliens have landed on 12 different ...
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Doctor Strange - Film Review 11/02/16
Posted By Joan Alperin
A film review by Joan Alperin. 'Doctor Strange' is absolutely wonderful and I loved every single second of it. The Doctor, played impeccable by Benedict Cumberbatch (who knew the dude could be so sexy?) is a different kind of superhero. Yes, he can ...
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Jack Reacher - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
A review by Joan Alperin. I have read every single book that Lee Child's has written and to say I am a huge fan is an understatement. What makes Child so unique is that he only writes about one character - Jack Reacher. When I first heard that Cruise ...
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The Accountant - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
Film Review by Joan Aplerin. (L-r) RON PRATHER as Frank Rice, SUSAN WILLIAMS as Dolores Rice and BEN AFFLECK as Christian Wolff in Warner Bros. Pictures' "THE ACCOUNTANT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick I have one word for ...
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The Girl on the Train - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
A review by Joan Alperin. The first thing you're probably wondering is if I read the book. The answer to that is yes. And then you might be wondering did I like the book? The answer to that is No, I LOVED the book. The novel, in case you don't know, ...
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Birth of a Nation - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
A review by Joan Alperin. I went to this screening dreading the brutality I knew I was about to witness. Films about slavery and the holocaust always have the same affect on me...They wipe me out emotionally and no many how many times I see movies ...
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The Magnificent Seven - Film Review
Posted By Joan Alperin
A film review by Joan Alperin. I was so excited to see the remake of The Magnificent Seven when I heard that the wonderful action director, Antoine Fugua (' Training Day', 'The Equalizer' 'Southpaw ') was at the helm. His always takes it a step up ...
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A Late Thaw - Film Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. A haunting new fantasy short, A Late Thaw, written and directed by award winning Canadian Filmmaker, Kim Barr, takes an expressive look at love, grief and the power to move on. Barr created this film as a way to explore ...
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P.R.: Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean May 12, 2016
Posted By Suzanne
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean: Presences/Absences Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm In Person: Tacita Dean LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2016 - Over the past 20 years, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean has created a large and compelling body ...
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Indie Films April 22-29
Posted By Suzanne
PARADOX BEGINS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT ON APRIL 22 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Paradox. Directed and written by Michael Hurst. Produced by Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. From XLrator Media. Color, 2016, USA, not rated. Action. Starring Zoe Bell, Malik ...
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