SUPERNOVA – Review by Lois Alter Mark

“You’re not supposed to mourn someone while they’re still alive,” says Tusker (Stanley Tucci) in Supernova, a quietly powerful movie in which he and his longtime partner, Sam (Colin Firth), are doing just that. Tusker is suffering from early onset dementia and they both know that he doesn’t have long to remain himself. There’s a tenderness to their love that is so rare in movies – especially between two men – and it is a joy to watch. In fact, the world would probably be a better place if more moviemakers featured male characters with this depth of emotional intelligence.

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SUPERNOVA – Review by Diane Carson

This past year’s shift to streaming has invited an increase in films that don’t need to wow with explosions, car chases, and superheroes battling villains on enormous screens. This has brought some superb, thoughtful character studies with emotional and psychological insights. Writer/director Harry Macqueen’s Supernova falls into that category with moments of heartrending emotion.

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THE SECRET GARDEN – Review by Susan Granger

British director Mark Munden’s new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved 1911 fable is adapted by Jack Thorne who – with cinematographer Lol Crawley – leans heavily on eye-popping magical realism. Appealing to youngsters who have been trapped in isolation for many months because of Covid-19, the theme of the wondrous fable is surprisingly timely.

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1917 – Review by Susan Granger

What’s extraordinary about Sam Mendes’ epic W.W.I film is that it follows the harrowing journey of two young British infantryman in one seemingly continuous shot. On April 6, 1917, when phone lines have been cut on the Hindenberg Line in France, Lance Corporal Blake is summoned to deliver an important directive preventing a planned advance to the front because the Germans have set an ambush.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, September 12 – September 16: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones, patron saint of single ladies is back. Long before the film entered theatres, it had picked up a small firestorm of controversy over its star’s appearance. Opening Sept. 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Bridget Jones’s Baby, Read On…

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AWFJ Women On Film – 2010 EDA Awards Winners

Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network and Winter’s Bone score multiple 2010 EDA Awards, and there

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