THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY – Review by Martha K Baker

Here’s the thing about movies: The minute a star is announced in the lead, the spotlight beads in on that actor. That leads to expectations. In the case of the sweet film, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, it’s best to hold back the fandom surrounding Kunal Nayyar. He plays the title role. But the story of “the storied life” is about way more than Fikry, which is why the ensemble cast matters. Fikry does, however, hold the center. At the beginning, however, he lolls, deep in mourning.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 20 – June 26: THE NEON DEMON

Opening June 24, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Neon Demon, the striking new film from Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Only God Forgives) featuring an unforgettable central performance from Elle Fanning. Read on…

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