Cat Person – Sundance 2023

Cat Person is a genre-bending thriller from filmmaker Susanna Fogel that explores the horrors of dating in the 21st century. The Margaret Atwood quote at the start of the film really hits it on the money because it sets up the tone for what’s about to transpire on screen: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” Whether you’re a fan of Susanna Fogel, Emilia Jones,…

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About Schmidt Marks 20th Anniversary

The Oscar-nominated About Schmidt, starring Jack Nicholson, marks the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2002. This is the first of two Jack Nicholson movies getting a milestone anniversary review in December. The other film is As Good As It Gets, celebrating 25 years on December 25. Anyway, it’s really hard to believe that About Schmidt is 20 years old this year. I can still remember watching the dramedy in theaters! As a film,…

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The U.S. and the Holocaust: Essential, Timely, and Relevant

The U.S. and the Holocaust is an essential documentary on the Shoah and the documentary’s 2022 airing is as timely and relevant as ever. Every viewer is going to respond differently to this film. The imagery can be graphic at times but this was what life  was like for Jews under Nazi rule. The recent rise of antisemitism–and especially from celebrities of late–is a reason why people should watch this film. We now live in…

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Real Steel Holds Up On Tenth Anniversary

Real Steel, the Shawn Levy robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman, holds up beautifully as the film celebrates ten years since its release. Real Steel is a very different film than Warrior, which came out in August 2011. And yet, both films deal with families and fighting. In this instance, this film is about an estranged father and son coming together over robot boxing. They don’t always see eye to eye but boxing has a…

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Greenland: A 21st Century Deep Impact

Greenland is a thrilling race against time for one family as they hope to get to safety in the bunker before it ends up being too late. The short of it is that Greenland is the modern-day Deep Impact with a lottery system deciding who lives and who dies.  There is a difference between the two films as this film does not focus on the government leaders or news coverage.  Instead, the focus is on…

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