AFI Fest Review: ‘FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL’ restores a star’s shine

November 12th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL Rated R, 106 minutes Directed by: Paul McGuigan Starring: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Julie Walters 2017 seems to be the year of biopics about less-than-well-known actors. Not only do we have DALIDA (who, granted, was probably better known as a singer) and THE DISASTER ARTIST, we’re also getting director Paul McGuigan’s FILM STARS ...

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AFI Fest Review: ‘THE LEISURE SEEKER’ – Winnebago-my

November 12th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE LEISURE SEEKER Rated R, 112 minutes Directed by: Paolo Virzì Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney and Christian McKay Director Paolo Virzì’s THE LEISURE SEEKER is what we in the biz call, “something else.” It’s a delightful, bittersweet, road trip rom-com, but also a wildly problematic, unapologetically manipulative melodrama. If that’s a lot of things, well, then, congratulations! ...

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AFI Fest Review: ‘LOVELESS’ is a provocative parable on parenting, marital discord

November 11th, 2017 | AFI Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic LOVELESS Not Rated, 127 minutes Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova, Matvey Novikov and Marina Vasilyeva Parenting has its own special set of challenges. Some adults learn the hard way that maybe they aren’t cut out for the task – but usually not before the kids make that fact well known to them. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s LOVELESS tackles the cold hard truths of ...

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