In the genre of The Fault In Our Stars, Justin Baldoni directs this tearjerker romance between two very sick 17 year olds. Set mostly in a large hospital, Stella (Haley Lu Richardson), and her gay friend Poe (Moises Arias) settle into a routine of intense treatment for cystic fibroses. New to their ward is Will (Cole Sprouse) […]
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Jewish filmmaker James Kent looks at an embattled Hamburg circa 1946 through the gaze of a period romance adapted from a 2013 novel of the same name. The Aftermath stars Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Skarsgard in what wrings some drama out of much of which isn’t that convincing. Forgiveness and reconciliation are finally […]
Acclaimed Chilean director Sebastian Lelio relocates his 2013 Oscar-winner Gloria to Los Angeles for a chance for consummate actress Julianne Moore (Still Alice, Far From Heaven, Magnolia, The End of the Affair, et. al.) to shine at the right time. She’s more than fine in Lelio’s Gloria Bell that could make a sizable dent with […]
Oscar-winner Brie Larson joins forces with astute collaborating filmmakers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as its first female lead in what on-line trolls have been causing a backlash. Nonetheless, despite the politics (read: diversity) employed by the Room and Kong: Skull Island actress, Captain Marvel doesn’t make for a winning unconventional […]