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…

WHOSE STREETS Review by The Curvy Film Critic

Whose Streets review by The Curvy Film Critic Having grown up in St. Louis most of my life, it was no shock for me to hear about Mike Brown being shot and left in the street for four hours.  From where I sit, it was literally a matter of time before someone would be on…

DETROIT MOVIE REVIEW

The old adage  – “the more things change…the more they stay the same” have never been more true than during the 21st century.  Living in a time when people of color are being knocked off like a mob hit has sadly become a reality.  A reality that beyond the onset of the Civil Rights movement,…

LADY MACBETH Movie Review by The Curvy Film Critic

  LADY MACBETH REVIEW by Carla Renata – The Curvy Film Critic When a young girl finds herself in a predicament where she is not able to choose how or when she becomes a woman…resentment and revenge are bound to follow. The first few moments of this film, you know you better buckle up for…

FIRST LOOK AT TEASER FOR DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME at D23 Expo

  FIRST LOOK AT TEASER TRAILER AND TEASER POSTER FOR DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Take a look at the teaser trailer and teaser poster for Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” which just debuted moments ago at the D23 EXPO in Anaheim, thrilling the thousands of Disney fans in attendance. The film, which is an epic…

THE MAKING OF A STAR – ON YOU TUBE PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW hits PBS

 The Making of a Star—On YouTube—in ‘Presenting Princess Shaw,’ Hits PBS POV An unexpected pair reveals music’s cross-cultural impact Presenting Princess Shaw. CREDIT: IDO HAAR By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Little does she…

BABY DRIVER

  BABY DRIVER REVIEW by Carla Renata – The Curvy Film Critic When I tell you that this is the best action movie I’ve seen in awhile…I do not exaggerate! The car stunts in this flick make the Fast and Furious franchise look like a movie about bumper cars. From the first frame to the…

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Airs on POV/PBS July 10th

‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ Airing July 10, 2017 on POV, Documents Syrian Volunteers’ Heroic Work Incredible access, bravery and signs of life in a city under siege The year is 2015. Syria’s brutal civil war has been ravaging the country since the government responded with force to civil protests during the Arab Spring in 2011….

OKJA

OKJA REVIEW by Carla Renata – The Curvy Film Critic   I’m an animal lover…pure and simple.  The animal I have the most love for is my little mischievous Maltese…Spanky.  As of late, my furry best friend has been having several medical issues ranging from allergies to skin infections to heart issues.   As costly…

Los Angeles’ First Environmental Film Festival Free to Public July 29 at Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre

Los Angeles’ First Environmental Film Festival Free to the Public Launches July 29 at Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre Presented by KCET and Link TV In Partnership with D.C.’s Renowned Environmental Film Festival Saturday July 29 Festival Features Full Day of Screenings and Panels Including  ‘Water & Power: A California Heist’, ‘Rise: Sacred Water- Standing Rock’,…