Archive for the ‘INDEPENDENT FILMS’ Category

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“DELI-MAN” (Documentary Review & Trailer)

  Hazel, we’re having Deli tonight. After seeing the documentary Deli Man I felt like I could run out and get one of the most sought after sandwiches in America, the Jewish Pastrami on rye with mustard. Umm why ‘sought after?’ Because where there were once thousands of delicatessens in New York City alone, we […]

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“SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS” (Film Review & Trailer)

  The poignant comedy Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks features a heartfelt acting performance by Gena Rowlands. The consummate actress, Rowlands’ performance here while a bit daring, comes off the screen with a measures of both bold and compassionate. It’s her kind of film and she plays it well. Even though the direction’s a […]

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“THE DUFF” (Film Review & Trailer)

  It’s a teen nightmare about teen angst, the high school comedy The DUFF leaves little options on whether it can be a real thing. The Mean Girls theme goes one step further into the lives of the bullied with this tale of branding by relationship. It opens the door to what could be another way to retaliate or […]

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“ABOVE AND BEYOND” (Film Review & Trailer)

  A very concise and interesting documentary Above and Beyond tells the story of Israel’s war for independence in 1948. For the first time since the valiant group of pilots put themselves in mortal jeopardy, their story comes to a full length movie. It’s a tribute to the word honor and the phrase “for God […]

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“MOMMY” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

  Brought to the screen in a very compelling and aggressive way, the film Mommy shows the graphic nature of one mother’s dealing with ADHD and now faces a choice no parent should have to make. The film may be on the long side, but could not have been as heartfelt and explicit had it been […]

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“TIMBUKTU” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

  The movie opens with a young gazelle running in the sand dunes of Timbuktu. Chasing the beautiful docile animal in a pickup truck are members of the Jihadists shooting their rifles in its direction. “Do not shoot the animal, we just want to tire it out” says their leader. It’s an act of domination […]

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Still Alice, a Heartfelt Drama that Delivers a Punch (Film Review)

  One of the most heartfelt films for 2014 Still Alice opens wide this weekend. Having lived with the debilitating forces of Alzheimer’s within my family I can say it’s a very realistic depiction. The film has an excellent director with a crew and cast that’s perfectly lead by Julianne Moore in the title role. It’s a […]

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