TIFF18 Review: JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY (World Premiere) – Alexander Heller-Nicholas

In any other time, there surely couldn’t be a twisted lo-fi queer-leaning biopic co-starring Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart that could be anything less than a total smash hit. Individually, each actor has developed intensely devoted fan bases in both the general mainstream and simultaneously among cult film die-hards. Framed with that ever-alluring ‘based on a true story’ chestnut, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy should be win-win. So this indie turn should be a slam dunk, and yet…these are far from ordinary times.

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LIZZIE — Review by Martha K Baker

Lizzie resurrects an old axe murder mystery. The year is 1892. The murder: Mr. and Mrs. Borden. The suspect: Lizzie. If this movie were just the unspooling of a Victorian axe murder, it would still balance merit with demerits, but as it’s based on a real murder, Lizzie takes on an element of history beyond the psychological thriller. The story begins in medias res as Lizzie Borden, one of wealthy Alexander Borden’s two daughters, finds her father axed. She screams for Bridget, the servant, to call the police. Then they find Abby Borden, Lizzie and Emma’s icy step-mother, also axed.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 9 TO 5 sequel, ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ reboot, RGB and OCEAN’S 8 to DCD — Brandy McDonnell

The hours may be different these days, but Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are going back to work

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Top Female Performances @ New York Film Festival 2016 — Liz Whittemore reports

The New York Film Festival is the perfect venue for women to really show the world what they’re artistically capable of. This year was no exception. With performances from Annette Bening, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Cynthia Nixon to name a few, here is a list of what I believe are some of the best of the best of women at NYFF54.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 10 – October 14: CERTAIN WOMEN

Kelly Reichardt’s body of work has established her as a major American cineaste. Her latest film, Certain Women, maintains her masterful, yet quiet trajectory. Opening Oct. 14, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Certain Women, Read on…

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CLOUD OF SILS MARIA, EX MACHINA and Other Movies Opening April 10 – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Clouds of Sils Maria is a must-see. In it French film auteur Olivier Assayas provides an illuminating and sensitive look

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 6-12: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Opening April 10, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Clouds of Sils Maria, the new drama from French writer/director Olivier Assayas which stars Juliette Binoche as a veteran actress forced to confront both her past and her future. Read on…

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