SPOTLIGHT April 2018: Lynne Ramsey, Glaswegian, Director of YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

awfj spotlight black littleScottish auteur Lynne Ramsay has created distinctively lyrical, deeply disturbing, and always unforgettable films about tormented people. Many film buffs consider her to be one of the greatest living film directors. Her latest, You Were Never Really Here opens this month. Continue reading…

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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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52nd New York Film Festival: Provocation and Pleasure – Rania Richardson Comments

Many of the films in the recently concluded 52nd New York Film Festival will fill theaters, fuel discussions, and collect awards for months to come. Topping the list is Citizenfour, a late edition to the tightly edited festival’s main slate of 31 features. Other films of particular interest include Birdman, Inherent Vice, and The Wonder.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 12-18: THE IMMIGRANT

Opening May 16, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Immigrant, a gripping 1920s period drama about two Polish sisters who emigrate to New York in search of a better life, but find the American dream elusive. Marion Cotillard and Angela Sarafyan give exquisite performances, James Gray’s direction is superb. The film presents women’s issues and solutions in a sensitive and most compelling way. Read on…

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