AFI Fest Review: ‘MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS’ is more than a textbook period piece

November 16th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Rated R, 125 minutes Directed by: Josie Rourke Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, James McArdle, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Adrian Lester Director Josie Rourke’s MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS may not be entirely historically accurate, but it does show how to create a feminist-friendly, diverse biopic with all the dramatic dynamics of ...

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AFI Fest Review: ‘BIRD BOX’ is a soaring survivalist journey

November 13th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic BIRD BOX Not Yet Rated, 117 minutes Directed by: Susanne Bier Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald, Rosa Salazar, Machine Gun Kelly, Jacki Weaver, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Julian Edwards, Vivien Lyra Blair Who says walking through life blindfolded isn’t beneficial? Literally being blindfolded is a technique developed by the characters in director Susanne ...

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Movie Review: ‘ON THE BASIS OF SEX’ – Notorious RBG: Origins

November 11th, 2018 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic ON THE BASIS OF SEX Rated PG-13, 120 minutes Directed by: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates Director Mimi Leder’s ON THE BASIS OF SEX opens with some powerful imagery: As a percussive marching band plays, accompanied by a male chorus, a mass of homogenously power-suited men walk proudly to their first day at Harvard Law School. And in ...

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