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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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 29: Best Female Characters of 2017

motw logo 1-35With thanks to the movie industry women and men who’ve brought them into our consciousness, Team #MOTW pays tribute to the brilliant female characters who’ve joined our pantheon of feminist film goddesses during 2017. They are a legion of strong, complex, compelling fictional, truth-based and real life women whose stories, struggles, aspirations and accomplishments inspire us. continue reading….

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 12 – December 16, 2016: THE FOUNDER

When a travelling salesman named Ray Kroc discovered a hamburger stand run by two brothers, he caught wind of a golden opportunity and so began the story of McDonalds. It is a tale of mendacity, betrayal and corruption. Opening Dec. 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Founder. Read on…

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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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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Dec. 1-7: WILD

Opening Dec. 3, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Wild, Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow up to 2013’s Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club. Starring Reese Witherspoon as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed, who embarked on an 1,100 mile solo trek to overcome a personal tragedy. Read on…

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