JUDY – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Flashbacks to her adolescence at MGM Studios make it clear that show biz broke Garland early and often: The teenage Judy (the terrific Darci Shaw) is force-fed uppers to suppress her appetite and keep her working 18-hour days, denied sleep and meals for long stretches and deprived of any privacy or personal time. Her attempts to buck the system lead to soft-spoken spates of verbal abuse from intimidating studio head Louis B. Mayer (Richard Cordery, low-key terrifying).

Read more

AWFJ Movie of the Week, September 12 – September 16: Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones, patron saint of single ladies is back. Long before the film entered theatres, it had picked up a small firestorm of controversy over its star’s appearance. Opening Sept. 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Bridget Jones’s Baby, Read On…

Read more