Sunday, April 30, 2017

COMING SOON: Everything, Everything

After an uncharacteristically diverse slate of Oscar noms this year, Hollywood will be under close watch to see whether the trend will continue. Aside from "Get Out" however, things aren't looking so rosy in 2017. Films featuring black talent have been rare so far, but hopefully things will turn around as we head into the summer and fall. One promising release coming up in May is "Everything, Everything", based on a YA novel by the same name. On the surface, this story - about a sheltered girl falling dangerously for the boy next door - doesn't seem like much more than your typical sick teen romance. But with the underused Anika Noni Rose in the cast and Indie Spirit nominee Stella Meghie directing, there's definitely potential for a solid flick. Check out the trailer below:

"Everything, Everything" opens in theaters May 19th.

Monday, April 10, 2017

REVIEW: Heal the Living

Images of a heart provide a pivotal moment in the narrative of “Heal the Living,” a tragic drama from director Katell Quillévéré. And indeed, the film’s “heart is in the right place,” showcasing the perseverance of humanity in the aftermath of an accident. But despite its best intentions, there’s something lacking in this wandering multi-narrative story.

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REVIEW: Truman

Winner of five Goya Awards in 2016 (including the trifecta of Best Film, Director and Screenplay) Cesc Gay‘s “Truman” confronts one of the most difficult facts of life. Namely, death becomes the central theme throughout this gentle drama, which stars Ricardo Darin in a role that will feel familiar to any audience. “Truman” bears witness to this character’s dying days, reminding us of the depressing and often uneventful experience of losing a loved one.

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