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

‘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

Bond of Brothers Tested In ‘Jungleland’

Charlie Hunnam and Jack O’Connell give understated performances as brothers in “Jungleland,” a new film from director Max Winkler. Stan (Hunnam) and Lion (O’Connell) are facing poverty, working at a sewing factory and squatting in empty homes. Lion’s skills as a bare-knuckle boxer are their only way out.  Stan ropes them into driving cross-country from…… Continue reading Bond of Brothers Tested In ‘Jungleland’

In Loud Year, Gripping Drama ‘Let Him Go’ Captures Lost Art of Quiet Strength

From writer-director Thomas Bezucha, “Let Him Go” is a gripping new family drama about a couple’s journey to save their grandson from abuse and hardship. Diane Lane and Kevin Costner reunite as an onscreen married couple in the stirring film from Focus Features, based on the 2013 novel by Larry Watson. They are not Superman’s…… Continue reading In Loud Year, Gripping Drama ‘Let Him Go’ Captures Lost Art of Quiet Strength

‘The Crown’ Sneak Peek: Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher Stars of Season 4

Season four of “The Crown” doesn’t hit Netflix until Nov. 15, but at an online event this week, new cast members Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson discussed embodying iconic British women alongside Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth. Chief TV Critic Caroline Framke interviewed the actresses as part of Variety’s Power Of Women Conversations presented by Lifetime,…… Continue reading ‘The Crown’ Sneak Peek: Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher Stars of Season 4

Variety Power of Women Conversations To Highlight Female Change-Makers

In partnership with Lifetime, Variety is presenting two days of virtual discussions with female industry leaders in several creative fields. “Variety Power of Women Conversations” will be held online Oct. 28-29; registration is free but required for access. Additional sponsors include Providence St. Joseph’s Health, Cadillac and MGO CPA. A week ahead of Election Day,…… Continue reading Variety Power of Women Conversations To Highlight Female Change-Makers