BLITHE SPIRIT (Middleburg FF 2020) – Review by Leslie Combemale

A new film adaptation of Noel Coward’s famously ‘spirited’ 1941 play Blithe Spirit is coming to a (insert however the hell we’ll be seeing movies in December) near you, starring pretty pretties Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens, and Leslie Mann, and the Middleburg Film Festival offered a drive-in screening of this fluffy farce, this celebration of cynicism, on the fest’s opening night. Screenwriter Piers Ashworth reinvigorates the story with a more female-friendly, feminist bend, and one character who is decidedly more sympathetic, although the story still takes place in the 30s, with all the attendant style and panache.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, February 8-14: HOW TO BE SINGLE

Opening February 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is How To Be Single, the new female-centric comedy from director Christian Ditter (Love, Rosie) featuring a stellar ensemble cast of some of today’s greatest young actresses. Read on…

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