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Sundance Movie Review: 892

Based on real events, 892 tells the riveting story of Brian Easley (played by John Boyega), a 33-year-old Marine veteran who entered a bank on July 7, 2017 and took two hostages while claiming to have explosives in his backpack. Brian isn't your typical bank robber; he is mild-mannered, uses the terms "ma'am" and "please"… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: 892

Fresh Sundance Daisy Edgar-Jones
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Sundance Movie Review: Fresh

There are three questions I had when the end credits began to roll in the new horror-thriller-jet black comedy FRESH. One, will I ever be able to stop thinking about/talking about this film? Two, is the world ready for it? And three, how will anything at Sundance be able to top this? There have been… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: Fresh

When You Finish Saving The World Sundance
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Sundance Movie Review: When You Finish Saving The World

For the first time, I am attending the Sundance Film Festival virtually... from my couch. I miss the communal experience of seeing a film with an audience and excitedly talking about our reactions to the film. I also miss the in-person filmmaker Q&As following each screening. However, Sundance has done an impressive job making the… Continue reading Sundance Movie Review: When You Finish Saving The World

The Egyptian Theater at Sundance
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Most Anticipated Movies at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Ringing in 2022 also ushers in a new lineup of films to look forward to this year, and the perfect vessel to showcase our new year of content is the Sundance Film Festival. The Festival is due to take place January 20-30, but with the threat of COVID-19 still looming large, I decided to "attend"… Continue reading Most Anticipated Movies at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana veil red dress Spencer
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Movie Review: Spencer (Middleburg Film Festival)

SPENCER, directed by Pablo LarraĆ­n (JACKIE), has been one of my most anticipated films since I first heard about it in the production process. Not only does it check all of the boxes of my interests (royals, a female lead, costumes, a haunting score, breathtaking cinematography), but it also has one of the strongest performances… Continue reading Movie Review: Spencer (Middleburg Film Festival)

Olivia Colman on the beach in The Lost Daughter
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Movie Review: The Lost Daughter (Middleburg Film Festival)

Another year back in beautiful Middleburg, VA for the Middleburg Film Festival, an event that continues to grow and get better and better every year. This year's schedule is so strong, I was having my own Sophie's Choice over which movies to view at what time. But one thing was for sure, THE LOST DAUGHTER… Continue reading Movie Review: The Lost Daughter (Middleburg Film Festival)

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