RADIUM GIRLS – Review by Loren King

Radium Girls is a revelation; a rich dramatization of the historical events that took place in Orange, NJ in 1927-28. Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler, who co-wrote the original screenplay with Brittany Shaw, Radium Girls blends period social drama, courtroom intrigue, labor history and a women’s empowerment message.

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RADIUM GIRLS – Review by Leslie Combemale

“If you place a Geiger Counter over the grave of a Radium girl, it will click for a thousand years.” This written quote is part of the film Radium Girls, the shocking, fascinating, and well-executed new feature, co-directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler, based on a true story no doubt very few people had heard of, just as I hadn’t.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Pam Grady

The film is ingeniously constructed. Writer/directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy knit together multiple story strands so that Blow the Man Down‘s tone constantly shifts, tense now, now hilarious, now a blend of both, now oddly moving. The entire ensemble is terrific.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Leslie Combemale

Margot Martindale makes every movie better, but co-writer/directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s new indie feature Blow the Man Down needs no propping, as things rapidly go from Shakespearean bad to worse in a small New England fishing village named Easter Cove, where there are few ways out, and most of them involve something illegal.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Loren King

A terrific piece of regional filmmaking, Blow the Man Down takes the Minnesota-set Fargo and shifts it to fictional Easter Cove, a fishing village in Maine. Beyond the blackly comic tone, the amusing accents and the small town quirky characters and mindset, the film, written and directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, is a subtle female revenge and empowerment story.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Sheila Roberts

Blow The Man Down, filmmakers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s vivid New England thriller noir, follows the dark humored adventures of sisters Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) and Priscilla Connolly (Sophie Lowe) whose mother recently died. While Priscilla aspires to keep the family business running, her more rebellious sister, Mary Beth, can’t wait to escape the boring confines of the small fishing village of Easter Cove.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Set in the isolated fishing town of Easter Cove, Maine, during a frosty winter, Blow the Man Down is a neo-noir in the vein of the Coen brothers classic Fargo. Initially, it may seem like a bucolic burg populated with brawny men and salt of the earth females who start downing whiskey early and often each day. But just as there was something rotten in Minnesota, there is a seamy underbelly to the goings-on, one that involves in the battle of the sexes, including the fact that the local bed and breakfast is actually a not-too-well-disguised long-running brothel.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN – Review by Liz Whittemore

While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly Sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village. Blow The Man Down is filled with surprises and its very own version of a Greek chorus in Maine fisherman form.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK March 13, 2020: LOST GIRLS

Featuring a fearless star performance from Amy Ryan, documentary veteran Liz Garbus’ first dramatic feature, Lost Girls, is a wrenching story about a mother’s search for truth — and justice. It’s based on the real-life story of Mari Gilbert, a New York woman whose dogged determination to find out what happened to her missing daughter led to the discovery of serial killings in Long Island.

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