LORELEI – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Regrets and yearnings for second chances haunt the hardscrabble lovers of Lorelei, a character study with natural performances that rise above its sometimes sluggish pace. After serving fifteen years for armed robbery, Wayland walks out of prison into the open arms of his biker gang and into a halfway house at a local church. He doesn’t expect to see his high school sweetheart there, in a support group for single moms.

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ANTEBELLUM – Review by Susan Granger

If you’re into bizarre, off-beat films, consider this Prime Video ‘historic horror.’ It begins with a slave, Eden (Janelle Monae), enduring agonizing brutality on a Southern plantation sometime during the Civil War. She’d love to escape but…then there’s a time-travel element. Unfortunately, there’s no way to discuss this basic premise without spoiling it.

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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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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Dec. 8-14: INHERENT VICE

Opening Dec. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s (There Will Be Blood, The Master) adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel starring Joaquin Phoenix as a cop investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend in LA, 1970. And it’s nowhere near as straightforward as it sounds…Read on…

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