“Whatever it is, we all have issues. We’re all gonna be okay.” In Elizabeth Blue, actress Anna Schafer takes on the incredibly intense role of a young woman (Anna Schafer) struggling with tremendous mental health issues. Living with her devoted fiancé, Grant (Ryan Vincent), she is plagued by hallucinations and voices in her head to… [Read More]
Twenty years ago Judi Dench played Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, the story of Victoria’s close relationship with John Brown, a member of her household staff. Victoria and Abdul sees her again in the roll of Victoria as the now elderly Queen strikes up another personal relationship with a servant.
Elizabeth Blue tells the story of a young woman (Anna Schafter) struggling with tremendous mental health issues. Living with her devoted fiancé Grant (Ryan Vincent), she is plagued by hallucinations and voices in her head to the extent of emotional paralysis. Finally, with the help of her new therapist, Dr. Bowman (Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje), she begins… [Read More]
In Night Moves, decorated actor Gene Hackman plays a Los Angeles detective whose marriage and career are up in the air. He’s Harry Moseby – think Bosch in the 1970s – who finds that a good-paying gig might well pay the bills, but if he’s ethically opposed to the outcome, it won’t help his soul… [Read More]
Remember Goodfellas? This isn’t it. But it is another film based on the life of Henry Hill, wise guy and FBI informant. Only here, Hill is Vinnie Antonelli (Steve Martin), sent into witness protection under the supervision of Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis), and accidentally, prosecutor Hannah Stubbs (Joan Cusack). When the men find themselves suddenly wife-less,… [Read More]
Think of an important event in your life. Do you remember it the same as someone else who was there? Do you remember it the same as you did a few years ago? Marjorie Prime is about the relationship between reality and memory.
“Will God forgive us?” — Toller (Ethan Hawke, First Reformed) First Reformed tells the story of Toller (Ethan Hawke), a former military veteran and pastor of the First Reformed Church. Preparing to celebrate their 250th anniversary, the church has become largely ceremonial, with most parishioners having moved over to the local megachurch, led by charismatic Pastor… [Read More]
Set in a world of motorcycle gangs, violence and crime, 1% brings us a character driven tale of loyalty, family, betrayal, and personal struggle. This unconventional crime genre film never actually shows us the criminal activity the Copperheads Motorcycle Club is involved in, though we know that they are raking in a profit that must… [Read More]
Wonder Woman is the film that we need. In fact, in the midst of a depressed box office (good films are harder and harder to find), Wonder Woman stands out as my favorite film of the year with only three months left to go. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is raised by her mother, Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), in… [Read More]
Kumail Nanjiani wrote the script for The Big Sick with his real-life Anglo wife, Emily Gordon, and then starred in the subsequent film about a Pakistani comedian in Chicago. And it’s hilarious; in fact, it’s the funniest film I’ve seen this year. Kumail as Kumail is trying to figure out who he is as a comic, and… [Read More]