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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AFI Fest Review: ‘SHOPLIFTERS’ of the world unite…and go see this uplifting masterpiece

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

Courtney Howard // Film Critic SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU) Rated R, 121 minutes Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki In SHOPLIFTERS (MANBIKI KAZOKU), filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda takes a whimsical story about a ragtag band of hustlers living on the fringes of Tokyo and turns it into a gutting, heartrending study of the human need for love. This redemptive and insightful ...

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