Kunis and Close Spend ‘Four Good Days’ Fighting for Sobriety

Glenn Close and Mila Kunis play characters inspired by a real-life mother and daughter in “Four Good Days.” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eli Saslow co-wrote the screenplay with director Rodrigo Garcia, who reunites for the fourth time with lead actress Close in this tense, tightly-structured drama about a longtime heroin addict and a determined but exhausted…… Continue reading Kunis and Close Spend ‘Four Good Days’ Fighting for Sobriety

In Era of Isolation, ‘Together Together’ Says We’re Not Alone

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison play a single expectant father and his pregnant surrogate in “Together Together,” a Bleecker Street film that hits theaters April 23. Writer-director Nicole Beckwith’s refreshingly real feature tackles the stigma of singlehood – and the unlikely places we find family. App developer Matt (Helms) meets Anna (Harrison) while interviewing potential…… Continue reading In Era of Isolation, ‘Together Together’ Says We’re Not Alone

Empathy Is A Main Character In Heartfelt ‘Palmer’

Apple TV+ adds to its slate of original films with “Palmer,” a heartfelt story of unlikely guardianship and mutual understanding. Justin Timberlake stars as the film’s namesake, who gets a job as an elementary school janitor after serving 12 years in prison. Now seen as a faded football star-turned-felon, his fresh start is upended by…… Continue reading Empathy Is A Main Character In Heartfelt ‘Palmer’

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