Throwback Thursday

The 49th USA Film Festival opened at the Angelika Dallas Wednesday, April 24th.  After a cocktail party sponsored by Tootsies, complete with young women modeling Halston gowns, they screened three opening films – Halston, American Woman and The White Crow.  I attended The White Crow, a fascinating “based on a true story” about Rudolph Nureyev.  […]

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Throwback Thursday

Slumdog Millionaire was the Best Picture of 2009.  Danny Boyle’s film about a young boy in Mumbai walked away with a total of eight Academy Awards including Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Score, Original Song and Sound Mixing.  This film focuses on Jamal, a winning contestant on “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”.  After […]

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The Best of Enemies

Robin Bissell has been a producer in Hollywood for quite some time.  While working on Pleasantville and Seabiscuit he developed a friendship with Tobey Maguire.   The Best of Enemies, an emotional and evocative film is Bissell’s directorial debut brought to fruition by Material Pictures, Maguire’s production company. Taraji P. Henson (What Men Want) plays Ann […]

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The Hummingbird Project

Last fall we couldn’t fit The Hummingbird Project into our schedule, so we were excited when we were invited to a USA Film Festival screening.  This is a totally engaging film.  It is full of weird little scenes and subplots that lead you down an interesting path.  There were a few questions but not enough […]

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Captain Marvel

After all they hype and media coverage, I went to see Captain Marvel.  My first response was that this is no Black Panther.  For some reason, the character development felt flat and one dimensional.  I enjoyed the uncovering of the backstory of Nick Fury, Agent Colson and the Avengers.  Danvers/Marvel’s origin story was told in […]

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