Chadwick Boseman Revisits History in MARSHALL

“The only way to get through a bigots door is to break it down…” When Chadwick Boseman utters this line as Thurgood Marshall , it sent chills down my spine.  Especially knowing not a whole lot has changed between this time in American history and the world we wake up to every day in 2017….

Ali Fazal Plays Abdul with Omar Sharif Charm in Victoria and Abdul

Can you imagine being a 30-year star who lands the role of a lifetime WITH one of Britain’s most famous ABOUT one of Britain’s most famous?  Ali Fazal knows that reality all too well playing the role of Abdul, a young Indian man who becomes one of Queen Victoria’s most trusted confidantes during the last…

Dame Judi Dench is Spectacular in VICTORIA AND ABDUL

Ali Fazal is spectacularly reminiscent of a young Omar Sharif from ” Funny Girl.”  His charisma and chemistry with Dench is undeniable, simply making them an onscreen duo for the ages.

Emma and Steve Slay as Billie Jean and Bobby Riggs in THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

With the recent US Tennis Open win of Sloan Stephens and the Ava Duvernay doc Venus VS, one can’t help but wonder if any of this would be possible without tennis legend Billie Jean King.  The fact that women  and the LGBTQ community are still trying to get equal pay and rights speaks to the sad state of affairs society is currently living.

Focus Features Darkest Hour in select cities on November 22, 2017

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms.  As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British…

Jake Gyllenhaal is Boston Strong in Stronger


Stronger will make you think twice the next time you want to complain about how tough your life is.  There is always someone out there that has it just a little bit rougher, but finds the inner strength to carry on in spite of it all.
Stronger, produced by Roadside Attractions is in theaters NOW!!!

Toronto Film Festival: Focus Features Grabs Lady Bird

  FOCUS FEATURES ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO LADY BIRD TORONTO, CANADA, September 11, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired international rights to Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird, company chairman Peter Kujawski announced today. A24 and IAC Films are partners on the movie.  Focus will be handling distribution in all territories outside of North America. Lady Bird has emerged…

Toronto Film Festival: Brad’s Status

  Mike White is one of the most prolific cinematic voices of our time. He attacks the issues of America very candidly, with fervor and a touch of comedy that leaves us wondering what just happened.  His latest film, Brad’s Status is no exception. White says he was interested in exploring the surge in what…

CROWN HEIGHTS Review by The Curvy Film Critic

Did you know that there are 24 million incarcerated men in the US and at least 120,000 of them are innocent. Before Kalief Browder there was Colin Warner.  Colin was a hustler. A young man who was doing whatever he needed to do to survive.  Does that make him a thug?  Does that make Colin…

MARJORIE PRIME Review by The Curvy Film Critic

  Lois Smith is a living legend from a film era long ago. Now, 63 years later, Lois Smith has finally found an on-screen co-star to match the sultriness of James Dean in none other than Jon Hamm.   In MARJORIE PRIME, Michael Almereyda’s sci-fi drama, Smith stars as Marjorie, an 86 year-old woman in a near-distant…

LOGAN LUCKY FILM REVIEW with The Curvy Film Critic

  Daniel Day-Lewis announced a few weeks back he was retiring from acting and a few years back acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from Hollywood.  Well, guess what?  Soderbergh came out of retirement just for Channing Tatum to bring us Logan Lucky – a hillbilly, red-neck version of the Ocean's 11 franchise. Very reminiscent…

GOOK Review by The Curvy Film Critic

We hate slang.  Why?  Often times it is associated with an ethnic group and often times that slang terminology has a negative connotation.  So, is Gook a negative term? Gook is still a controversial slur. The history behind it is that during the Korean war,  American G.I.’s  referred to Koreans as “gook”.  However, in Korean the…