NO HARD FEELINGS – Review by Nadine Whitney

No Hard Feelings doesn’t quite balance its themes but is still clever and poignant. The throwback comedy is raucous, and the awareness of changing attitudes is deftly handled. Jennifer Lawrence once again proves she can take on any role with aplomb and conviction and has a wonder knack for comedy. No Hard Feelings is for the most part good fun and makes for a witty coming of age story for both thirty-two-year-old Maddie and the teen who teaches her some unexpected life lessons.

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NO HARD FEELINGS – Review by T.J. Callahan

Jennifer Lawrence is putting risqué fun before substance in her latest R rated coming of age comedy, No Hard Feelings. Loosely based on an actual Craig’s List ad, No Hard Feelings is helicopter parenting gone wild, when a couple (Laura Benanti and a long-haired, paunchy Matthew Broderick) places a notice looking for someone to make a man out of their introverted 19 year old son before he heads off to Princeton. Maddie, in need of some quick cash to save her from losing the only home she has ever known, applies to be Percy’s dream date.

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CAUSEWAY – Review by Susan Granger

A Causeway is defined as ‘a path above the level of a wetland.’ In Jennifer Lawrence’s film about healing – it’s her road to recovery as a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan.. After her vehicle was hit by an IED while serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lynsey (Lawrence) arrives home in New Orleans suffering from a debilitating brain injury and compromised motor skills.

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CAUSEWAY – Review by T.J. Callahan

Jennifer Lawrence takes us back to her early screen days by once again evoking subtle sympathy in this subdued psychological drama about a soldier struggling to find her way in society after returning from Afghanistan. Lawrence’s character, Lynsey, was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers traveling in a convoy en route to an assignment when they were hit by a bomb. Lynsey suffers a traumatic brain injury and is sent home to her dysfunctional family to heal. While she physically gets stronger through therapy, Lynsey still suffers mentally.

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DON’T LOOK UP – Review by Lauren Anderson

Don’t Look Up is a whirlwind of a movie. The Adam McKay film follows Kate Dibiasky and Dr. Mindy, two astronomers, who find themselves at the center a media frenzy while they’re attempting to warn mankind of a massive comet that’s hurtling towards Earth. While the narrative of this movie is intended to be humorous, it’s also eerily reflective of the way humanity could react if something like this were actually to happen.

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DON’T LOOK UP – Review by Martha K Baker

The title is ironic. The idea is to look up. Up there, a comet is coming this way, and it will destroy the Earth and its denizens. That’s the prediction of two astronomers, Dr. Randall Mindy and his colleague, Kate Dibiasky, still earning her doctorate (an academic point made clear in every introduction). They are Spartans at Michigan State University. Read: low-level. Read: Midwest. Which is why the President herself decrees: “Let’s get some Ivy Leaguers in here.”

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2018 EDA Award Winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 AWFJ EDA Awards. In our 12th annual awards season, we present EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS AND EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. Nominees in each category are determined by AWFJ members who submit nominating ballots. There are currently 84 voting AWFJ members. The full membership list is accessible here. And the 2018 EDA Award winners are:

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