McENROE (Tribeca 2022) – Review by Marilyn Ferdinand

Every moment of documentary director/screenwriter Barney Douglas’ film contains interesting information from famous eye witnesses, including other tennis greats, as well as from an open and honest John McEnroe. This film is vital viewing for anyone who wants to see and understand the achievements and heart of this champion.

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FIRST ONE IN – Review by April Neale

Indie comedy First One In is a really funny film that cloaks female empowerment and hard won camaraderie in humor. It’s a terrific first effort from Gina O’Brien. Her take on the subtle cues women give each other in conversations and her ability to convey them in believable comedic banter and visually interesting shots holds promise for more excellent work to come. Don’t overlook this one.

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FIRST ONE IN – Review by Kristin Page Kirby

Movies about women’s sports — particularly team sports — often get short shrift when compared to men’s sports movies; it seems that for every A League of Their Own there are a dozen Friday Night Lights, and that’s one of the things that sets First One In apart. Writer/director Gina O’Brien’s ensemble of characters and the actors who play them make First One In a good game to watch.

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