MY HAPPY ENDING – Review by April Neale

Once again, the incredibly gifted acting of Andie MacDowell gives the new Roadside film, My Happy Ending, the gravitas and heart to give us all a contemplative look at how we choose to live and end our lives. The new movie is a clear-eyed, poignant, endearing study of how one woman, a famous actress, accepts her closing call in more ways than just her career.

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HOW TO PLEASE A WOMAN – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

For a film promoting sex positivity, How to Please a Woman is sadly a snooze. Its heart is in the right place, but poor pacing and a lack of dramatic tension keep this would-be romp from being as bawdy and fun as it wants to be. Films that celebrate sex and sensuality as a part of life, particularly as we age, often receive a warm reception—and with good reason. Filmmakers have a way to make us laugh at the awkwardness around sex while acknowledging that desire is healthy. But How to Please a Woman lacks engrossing dramatic stakes.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, February 1-7: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Opening February 5, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s popular novel, which envisions Jane Austen’s classic playing out in a world populated by the living dead. Read on…

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