A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW – Review by Susan Granger

Count Rostov’s saga begins in 1921, after he’s caught in the Russian Revolution which designated former nobility as enemies of the state. A Bolshevik tribunal sentences him to spend the rest of his life within the confines of Moscow’s Hotel Metropol – not in the elegant suite he’d previously occupied but in a drafty attic, formerly used as servants’ quarters. Should he ever leave, he will be shot on sight. Haunted by memories of his bucolic past and taunted by Osip (Johnny Harris) from the Russian Secret Police, Count Rostov is soon befriended by precocious nine year-old Nina Kulikova (Alexa Goodall), who has explored every nook and cranny of the hotel, showing him secret passageways and locked rooms filled with confiscated treasures.

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ALL ABOUT NINA — Review by Nikki Baughan

An electric turn from Mary Elizabeth Winstead pulses through this striking feature debut from short filmmaker Eva Vives, which effectively shines a light on issues of honesty, identity and equality through the story of a stand-up comedian transplanted from cacophonous New York to the more introspective LA. While the character’s resulting journey of self-discovery may follow familiar lines, it is bracing nevertheless.

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ALL ABOUT NINA – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

Hail Mary, full of rage. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is utterly incendiary as standup comic Nina Geld in Eva Vives’s feature directorial debut, working from her own semiautobiographical script. We’ve never seen a movie about a woman quite like All About Nina, which challenges a tired subgenre with a not-as-simple-as-it-appears gender flip.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK October 5, 2018: ALL ABOUT NINA

motw logo 1-35Propelled by a raw, powerful performance from star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eva Vives’ debut feature All About Nina couldn’t be more timely or relevant. The story of a caustic stand-up comic whose drunken one-night stands and other self-destructive choices mask heartbreaking pain, it will resonate deeply with anyone who’s ever been afraid to let someone else get close.

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AL ABOUT NINA — Review by Liz Whittemore

Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a striking performance in this very dark film. As the plot rolls along, it takes an unexpected politically relevant turn that will make its release date seem written in the stars. The emotionally high and low journey you’ll go on with our leading lady will astound and leave you breathless. All About Nina takes center stage with comedy fueled by hurt, ambition, and truth.

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