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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 >

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FILM - Only in New York, Person to Person--A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

July 31, 2017

Only in New York
Person to Person

Review by Jennifer Parker

You must have a lot of chutzpah to make a movie about a slice of life in New York City when there is a legacy of iconic films that come before yours. Off the top of my head I can name (in no particular order) Manhattan, Midnight Cowboy, On the Town, Annie Hall, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Taxi Driver, Dog Day Afternoon, West Side Story, My Dinner with Andre and The Muppets Take Manhattan—you get the idea... read more >

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Art - Santoalla-- the Spaces Between, A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

July 21, 2017

Santoalla-- the Spaces Between

A Film Review by: Jennifer Parker

True crime documentaries are a subgenre of documentary filmmaking that are hard to get right. If heavy handed, they can seem like an episode of Law and Order, if done well the film can be nuanced and captivating... read more >

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Art - Reading Arthur Miller in Tehran, The Salesman-- A Film Review

July 13, 2017

Reading Arthur Miller in Tehran
The Salesman--

Review by Jennifer Parker

Asghar Farhadi’s seductively crafted drama, The Salesman, opens with the construction of a stage set and the destruction of an apartment building that will be the template for the entire film. To stage Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in Tehran, high school literature teacher by day and theater director by night, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) must deftly work... read more >

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Art - Killing the ISIS Propaganda Machine City of Ghosts-- A Film Review

July 07, 2017

Killing the ISIS Propaganda Machine
City of Ghosts--

Review by Jennifer Parker

How did I not know about Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently? RBSS is a group of citizen activist journalists who came together to document the atrocities that ISIS was committing in their hometown—dubbed the capital of the Islamic State. Directed, filmed and produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker, Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land)... read more >