LATE NIGHT – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Thompson plays Katherine Newberry, a British comic who has spent nearly three decades as the only female late-night talk-show host on American television (talk about your summer movie fantasies). Although she has sacrificed plenty to become an award-winning entertainment icon, Katherine has become stubbornly complacent and snobbishly behind the times over the years.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Femme-helmed, femme-centric films sell big at Sundance 2019 – Brandy McDonnell reports

Some of the biggest sales of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which started January 24, have gone to femme-centric, woman-directed films, including the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson vehicle Late Night, and the Awkwafina starrer The Farewell and Pippa Bianco’s feature film debut Share.

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My Sundance 2016 Trifecta — Chaz Ebert Comments

When I won a trifecta at the Kentucky Derby, I was hailed as a heroine by my fellow revelers, who were natted out in their finest headgear. They marveled at the ability of anyone to guess three winning horses in a row, and in the correct order. Indeed it was not easy, but I had to admit that dumb luck played a big part.

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SPOTLIGHT February 2016: Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Filmmaker The Lure

agnieszka Smocz 2 small headshotOne of the happy surprises of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was Polish Filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s debut feature, The Lure, which premiered in the International Dramatic Competition. The film — a musical-fantasy-horror-romance hybrid — is an entirely engaging original. Read on…

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