I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Susan Granger

While writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s films –Syndoche, New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich and Adaptation – are, admittedly, an acquired taste, his latest venture into dual identities and dreamlike realities is his most eerie, abstract and confusing.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Sarah Ward

Its title is a statement of uncertainty, so it should come as no surprise that much is far from firm within I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Charlie Kaufman’s latest feature. Adapting the novel of the same name by Iain Reid, I’m Thing of Ending Things makes good on its moniker by letting its audience into the protagonist’s head — though not as literally as Being John Malkovich, nor as creatively as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS – Review by Diane Carson

Prepare to dive down a rabbit hole of memory and joyful exploration of disconnected sequences. Figuring out how the pieces fit is a pointless endeavor. The only way to weave happily through this two and a quarter hour fantasy is to surrender to the tantalizing, playful, disjointed interactions and embrace the joy of letting go of reason and judgment.

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KNIVES OUT – Review by Sharronda Williams

In writer/director Rian Johnson’s comedy thriller, renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, and the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate and the plot twists wildly — and hilariously.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK March 23, 2018: MADAME

motw logo 1-35Despite its posh characters and haute Parisian dinner-party-centric premise, “Madame” isn’t just a zinger-filled drawing-room comedy. Rather, director/co-writer Amanda Sthers’ film is a cleverly satirical examination of class, privilege, self worth, and the bone-deep insecurities that plague us all, whether we’re hosting luminaries or serving them coffee. Continue reading…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, November 3-November 9: MISS YOU ALREADY

Opening November 6, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Miss You Already, director Catherine Hardwicke’s (Thirteen, Twilight) drama about a lifelong female friendship put to the test by serious illness starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. The title may bring to mind flippant adolescent attachments, but the film is an astute study of adult female friendships, as seen through the intense prism of terminal illness Read on…

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