As They Made Us: A Solid First Feature

Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut, As They Made Us, is a solid first feature film that draws upon her own life experiences in grief. Bialik uses her own experiences as the basis for writing this film. It’s a film that I’m sure many will resonate with because there are no shortage of families with such experiences. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more scripts from the Blossom and The Big Bang Theory star. In watching the film,…

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As They Made Us: Trailer For Mayim Bialik Film

Mayim Bialik’s feature directorial debut, As They Made Us, now has a trailer ahead of its theatrical and VOD release in April. Bialak writes and directs the film, which she also wrote following the death of her father. The film stars Dianna Agron and Simon Helberg, with Candice Bergen, Dustin Hoffman, Justin Chu Cary, Charlie Weber, and Julian Gant. The film features an all-star cast while revealing wildly relatable family’s tumultuous and bittersweet, yet often…

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Against the Tide: How Peter Bergson Saved Jews

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…

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Hook Still Brings A Smile To My Face

Hook, featuring a grown-up version of the legendary Peter Pan facing off against the captain, offers a nostalgic trip full of adventure. Over two decades before Disney wonder what would happen if Christopher Robin grew up, Steven Spielberg also tackled a similar idea.  What if Peter Pan grew up?  In this case, Pan becomes a workaholic father known as Peter Banning (Robin Williams).  Oh yeah, his wife, Moira (Caroline Goodall), also happens to be Wendy’s…

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Wag The Dog: This Film Feels Very Realistic

Perhaps what’s so surprising about 1997’s Wag the Dog is how the political satire feels so realistic over twenty years following its theatrical release. It’s two weeks before Election Day and the president is caught making an advance on a Firefly Girl.  Enter Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro) and presidential aide Winifred Ames (Anne Heche).  Their sole duty over the next two weeks is to keep the public distracted by any means necessary.  If it…

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The Graduate: A Cinematic Classic

Over fifty years after its theatrical release, comedy-drama The Graduate manages to hold up as one of the best films of all time. Imagine graduating college and not knowing what you’re going to do with the rest of your life.  Is your future going to be in plastics as Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) suggests?  Twenty-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) grows increasingly uncomfortable at his own graduation party.  Question after question until none other than his…

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The Meyerowitz Stories: A Typical Dysfunctional Jewish Family

Netflix’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is the dysfunctional Jewish family that This Is Where I Leave You wanted to be. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, the film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.  Judd Hirsch, Rebecca Miller, Adam Driver, Matthew Shear, and Candice Bergen co-star. Baumbach has given us some very strong films before and The Meyerowitz Stories is no exception. It’s his…

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