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Josh and Donna: The One That Could Have Been?

Long before the global pandemic, people have been discovering The West Wing on Netflix or rediscovering their love for the political drama since it first aired on NBC from 1999-2006. For me, a rewatch of Aaron Sorkin’s beloved series has brought joy, peace, entertainment and a passion for supporting “the good guys” before the November […]

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Gillian Jacobs Goes Back To College In Universal Indie ‘I Used To Go Here’

Gillian Jacobs stars in Kris Rey’s I Used To Go Here, in select theaters and On Demand this Friday. Previously dubbed Alma Mater, the film follows newly-published author Kate back to her college campus to promote her novel and meet with young aspiring writers.  Kate is still young herself, in her mid 30s, but facing […]

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Timely ‘The Secret: Dare To Dream’ Finds The Meaning In Hardship

Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas star in The Secret: Dare to Dream, an uplifting new drama based on the wildly popular 2006 book. Adapted by This Is Us staff writer Bekah Brunstetter, the film shares the same values, ideals and themes of the NBC series: that our lives are somehow mysteriously linked, and our joy […]

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‘Radioactive’ a Showcase for Radium, Rosamund Pike

You know her name and what she did – or you should. But Radioactive provides a deeper look into the life and love of famed scientist Marie Curie. Anchored by acting heavyweight Rosamund Pike in yet another role she embodies with magnetic energy (*Googles magnetic energy* Guess we’ll have to wait for the William Gilbert […]

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Jenny Slate Is On An Artist’s Journey In ‘The Sunlit Night’

A New York painter travels to Arctic Norway in the sweet and strange new dramedy adapted from the novel of the same name.

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Dukakis Celebrates Life, Acting In ‘Olympia’

Olympia opens with the titular actress unveiling her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalized in concrete at the age of 82. Director Harry Mavromichalis further cements the personality and legacy of Academy Award-winning actor Olympia Dukakis in his new documentary, in virtual cinemas July 10. Most known for her Oscar turn in Moonstruck […]

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‘Born to Play’ a Refreshing Reminder of Teamwork in the Face of Adversity

“Football is a physical sport. You’re gonna get punched in the face. It’s about how you respond. Punch back.” If anything sums up ESPN’s latest documentary Born to Play, it’s that. Director Viridiana Lieberman’s examination of women’s tackle football is inspiring not only for fans of the sport, but for anyone who feels like their […]

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‘Anne’ Gets An ‘A’

Moira Walley-Beckett’s modern adaptation of Anne of Green Gables was ahead by a century.

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‘Laurel Canyon’ Captures A Unique Time, Place In Music History

My mother was a child of the ‘60s, which means some of my earliest friends were Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Joni Mitchell’s voice filled my college years with the promise that it wouldn’t be long before I dragged my feet to slow the circles down, and she was right.  It’s with an acknowledged bias […]

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Anniversary of ‘Endgame’ Holds Special Meaning in Time of Coronavirus

Avengers: Endgame was released April 26, 2019. It is the highest-grossing film of all time, with Box Office Mojo reporting its lifetime gross as $2,797,800,564. Its first anniversary has a new relevance as people worldwide grapple with the global health crisis of coronavirus, and its far-reaching impact on healthcare, the economy and everyday life. Millions […]