Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha dancing in a club
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Movie Review: Sylvie’s Love

I am a complete sucker for throwback romance films and SYLVIE'S LOVE is just the kind of movie I have been yearning for this year. I am so glad I was able to catch it virtually at the Middleburg Film Festival! Director Eugene Ashe builds the perfect 1950s/1960s atmosphere in Harlem, with dazzling (and well-researched)… Continue reading Movie Review: Sylvie’s Love

Clare Dunne with kid piggyback in Herself movie
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Middleburg Film Festival Movie Review: Herself

Despite COVID and social distancing, I was able to attend the *virtual* Middleburg Film Festival this year and I am happy to report that I did not see one bad movie. Bravo to all involved for making such compelling choices for the lineup. Believe me, those of us at home need the amazing content. And it… Continue reading Middleburg Film Festival Movie Review: Herself

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TIFF Movie Review: Ford V Ferrari

FORD V FERRARI is a thrilling crowd-pleaser that works whether you know the outcome of the story or whether it's all new to you; I was the latter. Although the movie does feel a bit formulaic, its thrilling race scenes and incredible performances from a cast at the top of their game make it an exciting… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Ford V Ferrari

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TIFF Movie Review: Hustlers

As I sit here listening to the HUSTLERS soundtrack and writing this review, I am here to tell you that this movie is worth all the hype. It is entertaining, celebrates diversity and female friendships, has the best music of the year, and most importantly stars Jennifer Lopez in one of the best performances of… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Hustlers

tom hanks as mr. rogers changing shoes in a beautiful day in the neighborhood
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TIFF Movie Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a crowd-pleasing movie if I have ever seen one. Directed by Marielle Heller, the film is anchored by fantastic performances from Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks and plays as its own episode of MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD for its now adult audience. The trailer for the film may lead… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Helen Reddy singing I Am Woman
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TIFF Movie Review: I Am Woman

I AM WOMAN, directed by Unjoo Moon, is a timely, yet familiar biopic on music legend Helen Reddy and her contribution to the women's liberation movement. It's interesting (and disheartening) to see that many of the issues Helen and her compatriots were fighting for in the '70s and '80s are the same issues we are… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: I Am Woman