Monique Marvez on THE ART OF COMEDY and Women in Comedy – April Neale interviews

Monique Marvez is author, podcaster, radio host and rescuer of pound puppies headed for the big goodbye. She’s a comic’s comic, a populist player, a fiercely intelligent and funny woman who’s served as San Diego’s top voice on Jack FM’s Monique and the Man, Next up: HBO Max’s HA Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy.

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EVERYONE TOGETHER (SXSW2020) – Review by Sarah Knight Adamson

From the outset, Everyone Together’s preliminary scene draws you in—the outlandish costuming, the unique setting, and the deliberate overacting by its main stars—all establish an off-balanced tone, in this pilot for a proposed episodic series, centering on a dysfunctional family’s search for love.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 25 – May 1: KEANU

Opening April 29, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Keanu, the new comedy from director Peter Antencio (TV’s Key and Peele about two friends who attempt to recover a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, February 29 – March 6: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

Opening March 4, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a comedy set in the midst of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and Pakistan starring the incomparable Tina Fey. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 11-17: A PERFECT DAY

Opening January 15, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is A Perfect Day, the new drama from Spanish writer/director Fernando Leon de Aranoa about a group of aid workers attempting to resolve a crisis in an armed Balkan conflict zone. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 27-November 2: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

Opening October 30, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Our Brand Is Crisis, director David Gordon Green’s new comedy drama based on Rachel Boynton’s 2006 documentary of the same name which looked at the tactics and consequences of American political campaigns.. Read on…

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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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