Bottom of the 9th: Redemption in Baseball

Bottom of the 9th gives us a film that seeks to tell us the classic redemption story while placing it in the wide world of baseball. When we first meet Sonny Stano (Joe Manganiello), he’s playing a baseball game in prison.  While we don’t know how he got there, what we do know is that he can hit the ball.  He certainly could have had a nice big league career ahead of him.  But for…

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SXSW 2019: The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come may be a thrilling satirical look at America’s law enforcement community but it just might leave viewers angry. Set in Miami, Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) runs The Star of Six Farm with his wife Venus (Danielle Brooks).  Shabaz has big dreams ahead for the mission including overthrowing the American government.  Him and what army?  Oh, right–his army of four.  This is an army that includes Farmer X (Malcolm Mays), Farmer…

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Sundance 2019: Late Night

Late Night is a hysterically funny film that puts the spotlight on women in a comedy industry on television that is predominantly male. Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of Tonight with Katherine.  In the film’s universe, Katherine the only late night talk show host who is female and has her own show.  She’s won many awards over the years and the film starts as the Brit becomes the first foreigner to take home…

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Private Life: A Very Personal Film

Netflix brought Private Life to the Sundance Film Festival for its world premiere and while it is a very personal film that gets into what people go through for the IVF process, it isn’t one that will appeal to everyone. Kathryn Hahn has been a versatile comedic performer for years but writer-director Tamara Jenkins has written a role for the actress that gives us an emotional but strong performance as Rachel Biegler. Rachel has been…

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