I CARE A LOT – Review by Diane Carson

It isn’t often that a fictional film boldly explores the ugly side of those who con the elderly. Already, then, I Care a Lot wades into unusual territory. But that barely suggests the unexpected, wildly daring narrative that writer/director J Blakeson presents without sentimental indulgence. In fact, unmitigated depravity comes without a hint of empathy.

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I CARE A LOT – Review by Lois Alter Mark

I Care a Lot is a wild ride of a movie – which is definitely not what you would expect from a story about legal conservatorship. Rosamund Pike is riveting as Marla Grayson, a legal guardian who preys on the elderly. I Care a Lot joins Promising Young Woman in a new genre of films that present important topics in a fresh, original way and make people pay attention. Rather than preach or lecture, they get their point across by brilliantly using dark humor and eye-popping style.

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THREE CHRISTS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The film is loosely drawn from Milton Rokeach’s controversial 1964 psychiatric case study “The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,” but you don’t have to do much research to realize that the movie has been embellished with many made-up plot machinations – including one big morbid twist that is totally made up – that mostly detract from the potentially fascinating story.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 20-26: PIXELS

Opening July 24, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Pixels, the new sci-fi actioner from director Chris Columbus which sees aliens attack the earth in the form of video games after they misinterpret classic arcade games as a declaration of war.. Read on…

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