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Film Review

Yellow Rose | Film Review

Yellow Rose | Film Review

EVA NOBLEZADA (L) and DALE WATSON (R) A teenager showing her passion for country music and trying to pursue her career whilst facing some everyday obstacles she needs to overcome would in, and of itself, make a nice film about how chasing a dream isn't easy but that is not our story today. As if that weren't dificult enough, Yellow Rose follows a 17-year old undocumented Filipina who grew up in a small town in Texas and fell in love with country music. Though she is incredibly talented, her citizenship status keeps her from following the road to stardome, but…
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Mangrove Review | NYFF

Mangrove Review | NYFF

Mangrove is soulful! A film about oppression, injustice, and the will to fight for your human rights to community & life free of persecution… and guess what? It's based on a true story that doesn’t take place in the US. Though true, don’t celebrate. The film hits too close to home and proves that abuse of power runs in the veins of humans and that acts like this are doomed to continue if we don’t learn from history. Class is in session with Mangrove. Shaun Parkes as Frank Crichlow in Mangrove The first of five Steve McQueen films in the…
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an incredibly poignant tale about the power of protesting and of the injustice people are subjected to for doing just that. A powerful historical courtroom drama that rocks you to your core and makes you question our justice system, laugh at the fallacy of men, and fear the possibility of ever having to face a judge yourself. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest at the Democratic National Convention of 1968 turned violent as a tens of thousands of demonstrators come head-to-head with the full Chicago Police Force and the Chicago National…
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“Lovers Rock” Film Review | NYFF 2020

“Lovers Rock” Film Review | NYFF 2020

Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock is the opening night film at New York Film Festival. I remember when this was announced, Film Twitter couldn't control themselves! I even found myself wondering what side of McQueen to expect. Undoubtedly a talented and multi-faceted director that has shown his versatility numerous times. I knew exactly what side we were getting less than ten seconds into the film. Before even seeing a character I was transported by the cinematography back to 12 Years a Slave. It’s a testament to his style and shows he is a director who has a signature. What can I…
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The Invisible Man Review

The Invisible Man Review

Far from Hollow Man but not nearly as hollow as the trailers would lead one to believe, The Invisible Man is a thrilling two hours that keep you looking at the empty spaces of the frame more often than your average flick demands. Not in appreciation of the production design but because you, much like our heroine, know that invisible bastard is right in that corner… or is he in that one… maybe by the bookshelf…? Ah, damnit… Cecilia Kass(Elisabeth Moss) is the, apparent, victim of an abusive relationship with Adrian(Oliver Jackson Cohen). One night she musters up the courage…
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Onward Arabic Review

Onward Arabic Review

هل جهزت علبة المناديل الورقيه؟  پيكسار أصدرت فيلمها الجديد “أونوورد” و كالعاده نحن أمام سيل من المشاعر الفياضه و أنهار من الدموع ممزوجه بالكثير من لحظات كوميديا الموقف الممتعه.  عمل فني آخر يحدثنا عن قيمة ما نملك و يحثنا على تقدير ما نملك، روابط الأسرة و أهمية الحفاظ عليها و كيفية تغيير الفكر لتدشين المبدأ. الفيلم يحكي قصة أخوين يتقاربا من بعضهما البعض في خلال رحلة بحث مشوقه. عمل يذكرك بأفلام الأسرة في ثمانينيات القرن الماضي و كيف تتحفز لمشاركة أبطال العمل في رحلة بحثهم عن كنزٍ ما سواء هذا الكنز مادي أو معنوي. و بدون اللجوء لحرق الأحداث، نحن…
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