Tucci, Firth give career-best in painful dementia drama ‘Supernova’

“You’re not supposed to mourn someone while they’re still alive.” Summarizing the theme of Harry Macqueen’s poignant, heartbreaking drama Supernova in one line of dialogue, Stanley Tucci gives a career-best performance as dementia-ridden Tusker. With an equally dynamic Colin Firth as his longtime partner Sam, the two travel across England as a makeshift farewell to…… Continue reading Tucci, Firth give career-best in painful dementia drama ‘Supernova’

Holiday Movie Preview: The Best New Films To Watch From Home

We’re updating our what-to-watch list throughout the month of December. The following titles are now streaming. Check back soon for reviews of more titles like Disney-Pixar’s Soul, the long-anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman and Regina King’s buzzy period piece One Night In Miami. Modern Persuasion Alicia Witt stars in this delightfully funny spin on Jane…… Continue reading Holiday Movie Preview: The Best New Films To Watch From Home

NYWIFT Muse Awards Feature Diverse Slate of Honorees

The 41st Annual New York Women In Film & Television Muse Awards were held virtually Dec. 17, featuring a diverse slate of honorees, including trailblazing directors, groundbreaking news reporters and notable actors. The women were selected as “muses” because of the inspiration they have provided in their various fields. “Our honorees for the 41st Annual…… Continue reading NYWIFT Muse Awards Feature Diverse Slate of Honorees

Quirky ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Dares to Get Real About Love, Loneliness

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan star as Irish neighbors in “Wild Mountain Thyme,” from prolific writer-director John Patrick Shanley. Most known for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for “Moonstruck,” the iconic New York playwright adapted the new film from his 2014 stage play “Outside Mullingar.” Despite some baffling plot points that can be chalked up to…… Continue reading Quirky ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Dares to Get Real About Love, Loneliness

Sincere, Silly ‘Godmothered’ a Refreshingly Original Comedy for Disney+

Godmothered is a gift. Not only is it entertaining for children, who deserve all the good things coming their way this holiday season, but for anyone thinking their Happily Ever After has passed them by. That may sound like classic Disney (and it is) but Jillian Bell as a Fairy-Godmother-in-Training is exactly the kind of…… Continue reading Sincere, Silly ‘Godmothered’ a Refreshingly Original Comedy for Disney+

‘The Test & The Art Of Thinking’ Examines History of Standardized Testing

ap·ti·tude/ˈaptəˌt(y)o͞od/: a natural ability to do something; suitability or fitness. From filmmaker Michael Arlen Davis, “The Test & The Art of Thinking” questions the age-old practice of gauging student success and college admission through standardized testing. Long considered antiquated by educators, students and administrators, the SAT is pulled apart in this documentary that will either…… Continue reading ‘The Test & The Art Of Thinking’ Examines History of Standardized Testing

Hillbilly Elegy is a Family Story, Not a Political Statement

There’s a moment in Hillbilly Elegy where Glenn Close, disguised as elderly, disgruntled Mamaw, tells her grandson that she loves The Terminator, “There are good terminators, bad terminators and neutrals.” The film’s theme proves the opposite: people are typically a mix of all three. Based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling autobiography that follows his tumultuous upbringing…… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy is a Family Story, Not a Political Statement

‘Dreamland’ released at right time, elevated by Margot Robbie and Finn Cole

Since Margot Robbie and Finn Cole were cast as leads in Dreamland, there’s been a global pandemic, two Oscar nominations and a trip back to post-war Birmingham. But at long last, this coming-of-age Dust Bowl drama from writer Nicolaas Zwart and director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte is brought to the big and small screen – at a…… Continue reading ‘Dreamland’ released at right time, elevated by Margot Robbie and Finn Cole