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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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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