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.

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

American Assassin is one of the best spy films I have seen in quite some time.  It will stop your heart, have you holding your breath and dropping you jaw!  Don’t sleep on those first ten minutes because it will seriously  were you out…in a great cinematic way.

J.J. Abrams Replaces Colin Trevorrow as Director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX   J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle…

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…

The Only Living Boy In New York Review by The Curvy Film Critic

Love stories can always be a little tricky, especially when there are more than two people involved. The Only Living Boy in New York focuses on Thomas Webb, who after graduating college, is at a crossroads in his life.  Not quite sure if he wants to flee the country with his best friend/wanna be girlfriend…

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…

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…

Step Gives Baltimore a New Reputation

Opening Day of the Sundance Film Festival was also the same day our 45th President of the United States was inaugurated into office amidst adversity and protests.  A woman’s march erupted worldwide and the women of Park City, Utah  joined right in.  I was there and watched some young ladies from the Baltimore Leadership School for…

Reconciling Personal Accounts of the Holocaust in Shalom Italia on PBS July 24th

Reconciling Personal Accounts of the Holocaust in Shalom Italia, Premiering Monday, July 24 on POVThree Italian Jewish brothers search for the cave where they hid from the Nazis Shalom Italia. CREDIT: TAMAR TAL ANATI On the run from Nazis, three Italian Jewish brothers spent months during their childhood hiding in a cave in the Tuscan countryside. Nearly 70…

WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS COME TOGETHER AT D23 EXPO 2017

  THE STARS OF WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS  COME TOGETHER AT D23 EXPO 2017 FOR THE BIGGEST  ANIMATION CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR    John Lasseter Joins Filmmakers and Voice Talent to Share Details and Surprises about Upcoming Film Slate    ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 14, 2017) – Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios…

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…