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Crisis review

CRISIS Review — A Seriously Remarkable Film About a Seriously Tragic Issue

Film Critic Leah Sydney’s Crisis review says its a rock solid film worthy of its recent status as the # 1 selling movie on iTunes. Crisis is a spot on movie that delivers on the timely and compelling story of opioid addiction. Interwoven with different explosive narratives that boldly crisscross each other, the film is terrifically…

French Exit review

FRENCH EXIT Review — Suffering from Potentially Terminal Ennui

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s French Exit review says even the many and great gifts of Michelle Pfeiffer can’t overcome haphazard directing and a low-grade tone. So many of us were looking forward to seeing the ever radiant Michelle Pfeiffer return to the A-List in a significant leading role. We all know what she’s capable of, and…

Mank review

MANK Review — All Hollywood Loves It, But Others? Meh

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Mank review says it’s the kind of glamorous Hollywood biopic Oscar voters adore, but is a little too self absorbed for the rest of us. Big names, lots of money, glamorous subject matter, how can you go wrong? The Netflix Oscar hopeful Mank didn’t exactly go wrong—there are some glorious moments within. It…

Results of the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards

Check Out the Results of the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards

Nomadland and The Crown clean up! See the full list of results of the Critics Choice Association’s 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards. On Sunday, March 7, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards,  live on The CW during an in-person/virtual hybrid ceremony hosted for the third time…

The United States VS Billie Holiday review

THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY Review — More High Notes Than Low

In her The United States VS Billie Holiday review, Lisa Johnson Mandell says Andra Day’s riveting performance transcends the rest of the film. American chanteuse Billie Holiday, as well as her poignant, shattering signature song Strange Fruit, are challenging subjects to tackle. We’ve seen and heard them in so many other films, most notably Diana…

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Nomadland Review — Stunningly Subtle and Sublime

In her Nomadland review, Lisa Johnson Mandell explains how Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao show the aching beauty in life stripped down to the bone. Nomadland is one of those “There but for the grace of god go I” films that will leave you pondering for days. Both elegant and gritty, it easily made its way…

26th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Roaming Inside

Film Nominations for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards Announced

2020 was a crazy year for movies, and the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards have been delayed. Find out who may be picking up trophies on March 7, 2021. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) released it’s film nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards recently, and the winners will be revealed LIVE on The…

The Midnight Sky review

THE MIDNIGHT SKY Review — George Clooney’s Latest Launches Beauty, Emotion, Suspense

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s The Midnight Sky review says George Clooney’s  latest takes us on two compelling, bittersweet sci-fi voyages, which should not be missed. George Clooney is the kind of guy who appeals to almost everyone — men, women, young, old and everyone in between. With his latest work, a tender sci-fi thriller called The Midnight Sky,…

32 weeks review

32 WEEKS Review — An Unforgettable Millennial Amnesia Drama

32 Weeks review — Lisa Johnson Mandell says writer/director Brian Cavallaro zeroes in on the pre-pandemic Millennial lifestyle, spicing it up with romance and mystery. First of all, major kudos go to writer/director Brian Cavallaro (Against The Night, The Last Movie Star), for making a coherent film on a $10,000 budget. People spend more than…

Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards

All the Nominees for the Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards

  The inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards will recognize movies and TV shows in the critically under appreciated genres of Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Action and Animation. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the nominees for the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards, a special event honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and…

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CRISIS Review — A Seriously Remarkable Film About a Seriously Tragic Issue

FRENCH EXIT Review — Suffering from Potentially Terminal Ennui

MANK Review — All Hollywood Loves It, But Others? Meh

Check Out the Results of the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards

THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY Review — More High Notes Than Low

Nomadland Review — Stunningly Subtle and Sublime

Film Nominations for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards Announced

THE MIDNIGHT SKY Review — George Clooney’s Latest Launches Beauty, Emotion, Suspense

32 WEEKS Review — An Unforgettable Millennial Amnesia Drama

All the Nominees for the Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards