A downtrodden bourbon-drinking former New York Times best-selling author, Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is in desperate need of turning her financial situation around. Based on the true story of author Lee Israel, this notable tale presents itself more as a quirky drama as opposed to a comedy which one...
A paranoid father (Emile Hirsch) keeps his precocious daughter Chloe (Lexi Kolker) locked up in their house, claiming that she is in danger from bad people who want to kill her. But Freaks is not about a man’s descent into madness at the expense of his young girl. Instead,...
Old and new world orders quietly bump heads in Klaus Härö’s reflective One Last Deal as aging antiques and gallery owner Olavi Launio (Heikki Nousiainen) decides he’s ready to retire from the business that has been his driving motivation for most of his life. His wife is dead, and...
I walked into the A Star is Born screening with knowledge of the basic story and a familiarity with the Barbara Streisand rendition. I also carried the hope of eventually seeing Judy Garland in the role that Lady Gaga has taken over. I was ready to compare this film...
  TV showrunner and writer extraordinaire Sam Esmail — who is the genius behind the hit Universal Cable Productions series Mr. Robot is back again to electrify fans with his latest thriller Homecoming. The Amazon series presents us with some familiar territory. Homecoming is based on a podcast of the same...
A plate of food steaming at a fully set dinner table. Innocuous enough. But under the conditions of 1970s Argentina, this scene often indicated that an entire family had been disappeared by the government before they even had a bite of their meal. In Luis Ortega’s El Angel, on...
If watching kink, sex play, and middle-aged naked bodies make you queasy, then it's best that you keep Touch Me Not on the back burner of films to check out this year. As the TIFF summary suggests, "an approach that blurs the line between fiction and documentary", Touch Me...
Kevin Carroll made his acting debut in 1994 and since then has made a name for himself as an entertainer and producer. He's best known for his work in Being John Malkovich and Paid in Full. However, he has left his mark on dozens of other films and television shows. Carroll...
By Ashley Turner For this edition of Throwback Thursday, I’d like to get a little loose with the concept of what we’ve all have come to understand as the Throwback. That’s because we are beginning to witness the emergence of an intriguing new pattern in television I like to call...
As if his week couldn't get any better. LeBron James introduced his new Nike line--a collaboration with the Harlem Fashion Row and its CEO and Founder Brandice Daniel. Fashion designers Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel, and Undra Celeste Duncan worked on the shoe that debuted at Harlem Fashion Row this week....
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