Misbehaviour: The Fight For Women’s Rights

Misbehaviour revisits the 1970 Miss World competition which pronounced the arrival of the Women’s Liberation Movement. The film arrives in the United States at an interesting time.  For the last few weeks, there has been much debate about Cuties.  While I’ve yet to see that film, Misbehaviour serves as a reminder that the treatment of women in society is nothing new.  All you have to do is look at these pageantry competitions–not just the ones…

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You’ve Got Mail: Hanks and Ryan Do It Again

You’ve Got Mail manages to reunite writer-director Nora Ephron with both Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for another romantic comedy. Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is a member of the family that runs mega bookstore chain Fox Books.  Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) runs a small independent bookstore, The Shop Around The Corner.  They develop an online relationship after meeting in a chatroom but don’t know that they live in the same Upper West Side neighborhood.  He…

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Brian Banks Reminds Us That The System Is Broken

Brian Banks tells the incredible true story of a football player who fought for his innocence while reminding us that the system is broken. After the opening scene, the film flashes back to two years prior when Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) starts down the road to freedom.  It isn’t an easy road but it would be hard fought thanks to Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project.  Banks’ life was wrongly charged with…

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The Red Sea Diving Resort: A True Story

Chris Evans leads a cast of Mossad operatives in The Red Sea Diving Resort as they work to rescue Ethiopian Jews and bring them to Israel. I would imagine that more people know the story behind Operation Moses or Operation Solomon more so than Operation Brothers.  Regardless, this film is a good one to watch as things play out on screen.  Even though we have an idea of what is going to happen, there’s certainly…

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Little Miss Sunshine holds up 13 years later

Little Miss Sunshine still manages to hold up with plenty of laughs thirteen years after the film was initially released in theaters. Overworked mother Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette) now finds herself responsible for her brother, Frank (Steve Carell).  Frank recently tried to kill himself so he’s coming to live with his sister’s family.  Meanwhile, man of the house Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear) is trying to start up a career as a life coach and motivational speaker. …

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Brigsby Bear was Criminally Unseen in 2017

Brisgby Bear was a cute heartfelt film that made its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film, directed by Dave McCary, was on my radar from the moment that Sundance released their program lineup.  It’s barely even made $500,000 at the box office and this just isn’t right.  The star-studded cast alone should be enough to draw folks to the box office: Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.,…

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Brigsby Bear: A Comedy Full of Heart

Brigsby Bear is a comedy full of heart and one of the rare comedy highlights this summer. Directed by Dave McCary from a screenplay by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, the indie comedy stars Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins.  Andy Samberg, who produces with The Lonely Island team, has a cameo role as Eric.  Phil Lord and Christopher…

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Trailer: Brigsby Bear unveiled prior to Comic Con panel

Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the trailer for Brigsby Bear prior to its release on July 28th in New York and Los Angeles. Directed by Dave McCary from a screenplay by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney, the indie comedy stars Mooney, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins.  The Lonely Island, Lord Miller, 3311 Productions and YL Pictures produced the indie…

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