THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Like recent Disney live-action adventures like 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful and this year’s A Wrinkle in Time, The Nutcracker is visually gorgeous and entertaining enough, with some interesting approaches to adapting familiar material, but the results don’t quite cook up as well as you’d like, especially considering the first-rate ingredients.

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BALLERINA’S TALE, ROOM, MEADOWLAND, WATCHERS OF THE SKY and Other Oct 16 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

A Ballerina’s Tale pays tribute to the talent and tenacity of Misty Copeland, the African American ballerina who defied racial

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 12-19: A BALLERINA’S TALE

Opening October 14, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is A Ballerina’s Tale, George Nelson’s stirring documentary about African-American ballerina Misty Copeland’s life and career arc from her discovery of ballet at the age of 13, through her studies and acceptance into a ballet company where she defied prejudice against dancers of color to grand jete herself from the corps de ballet into the spotlight. Read on…

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