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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Captures the nihilistic fever of TAXI DRIVER Lynne Ramsay, the director and screenwriter of YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, (based on a 2013 novel by Jonathan Ames) directed one of my favorite films, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011). Like KEVIN, Ramsay has chosen a story about a psychologically-damaged […]

TRUTH OR DARE Review

TRUTH OR DARE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Delivers a clever ending answering the looming question, how to get out of the curse? It is the same old story and that is why I went to see the latest iteration of the FINAL DESTINATION template. How would the Blumhouse Doctrine (the budget must be from $3-5 million, a […]

READY PLAYER ONE Review

READY PLAYER ONE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Floods the senses with dazzling imagery. But it reaches overload and then something extraordinary happens. A scene so unique, so bizarre that it knocks off being eaten by Godzilla. I have not read Ernest Cline’s apparently best-selling novel Ready Player One. I have never played video games. I did live through […]

Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

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Interview: Director Katja Berath talks about Academy Award nominated Watu Wote/ All of Us

By Josh Morris Kenya is a country that has been plagued with terrorist attacks, creating tension between the Muslims and Christians living there. Correspondingly, in December 2015, the brutal terrorist faction Al-Shabaab targets a bus containing a peaceful group of both religions. Its passengers include a Muslim man, Salah Farah (Abdiwali Farrah), and a Christian […]

Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

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Interview: Director Chris Overton discusses Academy-Award nominated The Silent Child

By Josh Morris The Silent Child is a short film that explores isolation and acceptance. At its center is four-year-old Libby (played by the remarkable Maisie Sly), a deaf girl whose mother, Sue (Rachel Fielding), is debating whether Sign Language or reading lips is the best choice for her to function in society. In an […]

THE COMMUTER Review

THE COMMUTER Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Too implausible, too convoluted to be a serious thriller but Neeson is all in and director Collet-Serra has obvious talent. But who can dope out the plot? When I lived in Westchester County and didn’t want to fight traffic and then squander my monthly voodoo points on […]

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Review

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Atmospheric thriller from the great Ridley Scott and the perfect Getty – Christopher Plummer. Its his movie. He dominates it. J. Paul Getty doesn’t even make the Top Ten richest people in history. That honorific goes to Mansa Musa (1280-1337). Musa was the King of Timbuktu.(1) He built his empire […]

I, TONYA Movie Review

I, TONYA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic A stunning performance by Robbie that should gain her a Best Actress nomination. Who could beat Janney’s fearless, cruel performance in the Best Supporting category? Midori Ito was the first woman to complete the triple Axel in 1988. In women’s figure skating competitions, it’s the triple-triple combo, introduced more than […]

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Review

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Enthralling and unforgettable. Yet, reenforces society’s belief that the penis is ugly. Could physically gifted Armie Hammer has an ugly penis? I am reading The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human Societies by James Neill. One-quarter way through this remarkable work, I can only do it grave injustice […]

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic They ticked off all the boxes except the one marked “Jar Jar Binks.” You are very old if you needed to see all these characters again. Who is The One? I tired of looking for him (or her). Show yourself already! Are Hebrews still looking for The Messiah? Are you […]

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