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The Alternative Spotlight: Black Cinema Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Independent black cinema might finally be coming into its own and it’s worth focusing strictly on this moment. As a longstanding member of the Black Reel Awards, one of several entities that recognizes the best in black cinema each year, I find myself in the enviable position of having access to a number of films that rarely reach theaters in our area.
  

Carrie

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Although the idea of another version of Stephen King’s debut novel doesn’t inspire much hope for a dramatic re-imagining or a startlingly compelling departure, the pairing of Chloë Grace More  

Escape Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 In this mythic clash of the 1980s action titans from director Mikael Håfström (Derailed and 1408), Sylvester Stallone plays a prison consultant who breaks out of high-security facilities t  

The Fifth Estate

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) takes audiences behind the scenes of the start of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange (the enterprising and seemingly omnipresent Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (  

Inequality For All

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
As Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton, Robert Reich was the lone voice raging against the madness of the economic machine. He knew the system was rigged and had been for some time; that   

The Summit

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Director Nick Ryan (writer and director of A Lonely Sky and The German) and writer Mark Monroe (writer of The Cove and The Tillman Story) dare to take audiences on a quest to discover what happened   

Saudi Arabian Film Shatters the Glass Ceiling

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sometimes a story, told simply and effectively, changes the way we as an audience see another part of the world, the experiences of others and/or ourselves, all reflected in the moving images before us. What’s more, it can be startling when the impact, so profound and likely unexpected, cracks our cynical natures through its very simplicity.  

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Jonathan Levine, writer-director of Warm Bodies, makes a second appearance on the 2013 box office charts with All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a mysterious horror thriller about a good girl (Amber Hear  

Concussion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Sometimes life pushes our buttons to the extent that an escape plan, something more substantial than a warm bath behind closed doors, seems like a welcome option. In writer-director Stacie Passon  

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Back in 1997, George Tillman Jr. made a name for himself writing and helming Soul Food, a family drama about the impact of the loss of a strong-willed old-school matriarch on the extended clan. In