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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 >

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Art - Bewitched, Bothered and Beguiled, The Beguiled- A Film Review

June 30, 2017

Bewitched, Bothered and Beguiled,
The Beguiled- A Film Review

Review by Jennifer Parker

A wounded soldier who is impossibly handsome and has an adorable Irish accent is shacking up with seven women who seem exasperated about doing everything for themselves. The Civil War is in year three. Most of their friends have left, brothers and fathers are dead, most of them have nowhere else to go... read more >

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Art - A Spoonful of Sugar-- Not Saccharine The Big Sick: A Film Review

June 20, 2017

A Spoonful of Sugar-- Not Saccharine
The Big Sick: A Film Review

Review by Jennifer Parker

A romantic comedy about Millennials confronting mortality – add a bit of culture clash, and throw Producer, Judd Apatow (This is 40) into the mix and you get a film that is contemporary without being trendy at the same time... read more >

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Art - Fiona and the Tramp Lost in Paris- a review by Jennifer Parker

June 16, 2017

Fiona and the Tramp
Lost in Paris- a review

Review by Jennifer Parker

Who hasn’t fantasized about living in Paris? I mean, not to knock the climate in Northern Canada but considering all that Paris offers, it isn’t much of a contest. Lost in Paris (Oscilloscope Laboratories) opens with eight-year-old Fiona (Emmy Boissard Paumelle) and her Aunt Martha standing on a snowy vista overlooking their North Pole... read more >

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Beatriz at dinner

June 14, 2017

Beatriz at dinner

Beatriz at Dinner might appear on the surface like a comedy of manners, a simple and familiar fish-out-of-water tale; but it’s also the rare film that feels not just comedic but provocative. Written by Mike White (School of Rock), there are some funny lines of dialogue though this isn’t a laugh a minute comedy... read more >

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Art - Not Made in America-- Three films that get it right: The Wedding Plan, One Week and a Day, and The Commune by Jennifer Parker

May 26, 2017

Not Made in America - Three films that get it right:
The Wedding Plan, One Week and a Day, and The Commune

Review by Jennifer Parker

From the beginning of film history, movies have tried to tackle large social issues through a variety of genres. What makes a film remarkable is when the writer/director can marry different genres together and arrive at a work that not only has made nearly a 400 percent return on its original production costs in eight weeks but challenges the way we talk about complex social mores... read more >