COLD COPY (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Making her feature debut, writer-director Roxine Helberg focuses Cold Copy on the relationship between an eager postgraduate journalism student and the seasoned TV reporter she’s determined to impress. Yet Mia (Bel Powley, The Morning Show) shows so few ethics at the outset, we’re not surprised by the lines she oversteps later. She’s also a cipher, with little motivation about why she’s so hungry to succeed in a profession so cutthroat, one character says workers fight over the bagels in the breakroom.

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND – Review by Leslie Combemale

I’m not sure anyone knew SNL’s Pete Davidson had even a shred of acting talent. The King of Staten Island will change that. Davidson stars as Scott Carlin, a version of himself, in a story loosely-based on his experience with depression, drug addiction, borderline personality disorder, and grief.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 7 – 14, 2017: CARRIE PILBY

motw logo 1-35Directed by Susan Johnson and starring Bel Powley, Carrie Pilby is a charming, quirky slice-of-life tale about a unique young woman who learns important things about negotiating relationships and believing in herself. Read more…

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DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL – Review by Susan Granger

“I just had sex!” proclaims precocious 15 year-old Minnie Goetz into her cassette-tape audio diary, as she strides through San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in her high-waisted bell-bottoms and platform shoes. Set in 1976, as Patty Hearst’s kidnapping/bank robbery dominates TV-viewing, the story revolves around Minnie (Bel Powley), her mother Charlotte (Kristen Wiig), and Charlotte’s boy-friend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgard).

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Movie of the Week, Aug 3 – Aug. 9: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Opening August 7, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Diary of a Teenage Girl, the directorial debut of actress/writer Marielle Heller. British actress Bel Powley (A Royal Night Out) plays headstrong 17-year-old artist Minnie, living with her mother Charlotte (Kristen Wiig) in 1970s San Francisco and indulging in a sexual relationship with Charlotte’s boyfriend Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) Read on…

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