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FILM - There’s Something About Brad, Brad’s Status— A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

September 07, 2017

There’s Something About Brad
Brad’s Status—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Ben Stiller is all grown up. I mean it. He plays the role of Brad Sloan in Brad’s Status with absolute gravitas. It isn’t an easy role. Much of the dramedy (gag, someone please come up with a better word!) relies on Brad’s interior dialogue. Round shouldered, slow to smile, introspective, self-critical but not self-loathing is a lot to put on a protagonist... read more >

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Art - May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

September 07, 2017

“A Breathing Time Machine”
(lyrics from Laundry Room-The Avett Brothers),
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers—

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Folk rock is kind of the “not otherwise specified” exception diagnosis for those of us who can’t quite stomach the idea of identifying with anything to do with country music. There’s a few artists who fall into this category. The greats include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tracey Chapman and Leonard Cohen... read more >

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Art - Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort, School Life—A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker - A Film Review

September 07, 2017

Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort,
School Life

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

Maybe it’s the fairytale castle in the verdant lushness that can only exist in Ireland. Perhaps it’s the somewhat beatnik headmaster telling a roomful of children between the ages of seven and thirteen that they are already in charge of their own lives and discovering that his words are anything but trite... read more >

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Art - The Evolution of an Artist, Polina-- A Film Review

August 24, 2017

The Evolution of an Artist
Polina--

Review by Jennifer Parker

From somewhere on a bridge between a coming of age movie and a dance film, the French directors Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljoçaj bring us Polina. This is an enchanting and emotionally bare film about a Millennial dancer growing up in post-Cold-War Moscow, who discovers after a decade of classical training that she doesn’t want to be a ballerina... read more >

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Art - The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat, Lemon and Logan Lucky- A Film Review

August 18, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat Lemon and Logan Lucky-

Review by Jennifer Parker

It’s August 2017. The news is no fun no matter what side of the political spectrum you find yourself on—but we’re in the good ole U.S of A and Americans have a long tradition of going to the movies when times are tough... read more >

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Art - Crown Heights - Film

August 18, 2017

It’s not about the Battle
Crown Heights—

Review by Jennifer Parker

Historical Fiction as a genre can often run the risk of revisionist history. In the case of Crown Heights, the least history can do for Colin Warner, his family, the sixteen-year-old boy, Mario Hamilton, whose life was senselessly ended on April 10... read more >

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Art - Reclaiming Their Time, Whose Streets? - a review by Jennifer Parker

August 10, 2017

Reclaiming Their Time
Whose Streets?

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

There is something exhilarating, even mind-blowing, about the deeply uncomfortable exploration that Co-Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis bring to Whose Streets??. The filmmakers wanted to give the Ferguson, Missouri community a narrative that accurately depicts their experience of the aftermath of the extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown... read more >

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The Mistress, the Publisher, His Son & His Mother, The Only Living Boy in New York: A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

August 05, 2017

The Mistress, the Publisher, His Son & His Mother
The Only Living Boy in New York

A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Thomas Webb (Callum Turner) is one part Holden Caulfield, one part Benjamin Braddock, one teensy part Ferris Bueller and one part William S. Burroughs all folded into a good looking, angsty and almost but not quite, impossibly handsome millennial package. His strength is capturing the essence of the guy who is floundering and directionless but striving to work himself to a reasonable place... read more >