Aubrey Plaza delivers a career-best performance in Emily the Criminal, which marks the feature directorial debut of John Patton Ford. Ford had been to Sundance some twelve times earlier with a short film. It was fate that his feature directorial debut would debut during the January film festival. However, it’s just unfortunate that said debut was unable to premiere to a packed theater in Park City due to the pandemic. Produced in the heat of…"Emily the Criminal – Sundance 2022"
Peter Bergson’s name might seem forgotten to history but Against the Tide shows his efforts in trying to save European Jewry. Rabbi Stephen Wise held a press conference in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 1942. It followed the State Department’s confirmation that Jews were being killed by the Nazis in Europe. You would think it would be major news, right? I mean, it was also the first time that the Nazi’s plan for the Jews…"Against the Tide: How Peter Bergson Saved Jews"
The Long Way Home follows the years in the aftermath of the Holocaust in which Jews are displaced and have nowhere else to go. The film starts with a quote from Exodus 13: “When Pharaoh let the people go, G-d did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near…But G-d led the people round by way of the wilderness…” Per the film’s on-screen text, the voices are taken…"The Long Way Home: From WWII to Israel"
Genocide is known for being the first Holocaust documentary to win an Oscar and remains essential viewing in teaching about the Shoah. Simon Wiesenthal briefly introduces the film before we get into the nuts and bolts. From there, it is non-stop. If you’re looking for entertainment, you will not find it here. What you will find is the bare minimum when it comes to Holocaust education. How did it happen and why? When one thinks…"Genocide: An Oscar-Winning Holocaust Doc"
The United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. When the resolution was passed in 2005, it also rejected any form of Holocaust denial. There has been different themes during every year. In 2022, the day’s theme is Memory, Dignity, and Justice. Going into April 2020, I knew that I lost an aunt, uncle, and a number of cousins during the Holocaust. What I did not know…"International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Movies"
Peacock TV has announced the Originals, iconic series, beloved movies, must-watch sports, and more that are coming in February 2022. Get ready to swoon over Peacock’s hot new Originals like BEL-AIR and coverage of must-see live events SUPER BOWL LVI and the WINTER OLYMPICS, all streaming on February 13. Plus, there’s so much more to fall in love with this February on Peacock like the new release MARRY ME, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, which premieres February 11, the same day…"Peacock TV: Coming in February 2022"
Roland Emmerich’s 2009 sci-fi disaster thriller, 2012, offers thrills and destruction at the end of the world with amazing visuals to boot. We follow the film through the lens of two different characters, geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and novelist Jackson Curtis (John Cusack). On a trip to India in 2009, Adrian learns that neutrinos are heating up the Earth’s core. This information is quickly presented to White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver…"2012: Disaster Thriller Is Our Worst Nightmare"
The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window is the event murder mystery thriller to kick of the new year. Please make sure to set aside four hours before you press play. You need to set aside 196 minutes for this satirical limited series. Seriously. It’ll be over before you know it! This series was made for binge-watching, which is what I did back on January 9. In a…"The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window"
Holky: The Steven Holcomb Story is a new documentary short that profiles the late Olympic medalist, bobsledder Steven Holcomb. If you know me, you know I have a love of bobsledding going back to the classic Disney film, Cool Runnings. Prior to the start of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, I made my way over to the Utah Olympic Park in Park City to check out the museum and take a tour. For me, one…"Holky: The Steven Holcomb Story"
Launching on January 28 with its first three episodes, The Afterparty is one of the best new comedy series to arrive this year. My interest is automatically piqued whenever I hear that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are attached to a new project. Knowing their previous work, it also comes with an incredibly high bar of expectations. This comedy series is no exception especially with the talented cast. What I love about it isn’t just…"The Afterparty: One Of The Best New Comedy Series"