RATCHED – Review by Diane Carson

Every frame of Ratched communicates the off-kilter nightmare realm. The art direction, including lighting, gives an expressionistic twist to its bizarre, hermetically sealed setting. The cinematography intensifies the garish greens, antiseptic whites, shimmering blues, and rainbow of psychedelic colors, complemented by red lipstick, so bright it all but jumps off the women’s lips that look more like wounds.

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RATCHED – Review by Susan Granger

Serving as an origin prequel for the tyrannical nurse in Ken Kesey’s novel/ Milos Forman’s film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, this new, eight-part Netflix series, set in 1947, introduces stern, sharp-tongued Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson), who oozes calculating, condescending control over those she encounters.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 14-20: FADING GIGOLO

Opening April 18, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Fading Gigolo, a quirky NY comedy written and directed by John Turturro, who stars as an unspectacular florist who’s need for cash causes him to take a turn at the world’s oldest profession– at which he’s surprisingly spectacularly successful. Costars Woody Allen, Sharon Stone and Vanessa Paradis give seductive performances that bring engaging eccentricity, genuine warmth and subtle humor to the film. Turturro’s fifth feature is a winner! Read more…

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