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Review: EDIE

By Laurie Coker Rating: B People who complete amazing feats of strength, determination, and perseverance fill the world. However, we rarely hear about octogenarians who climb mountains. Director Simon Hunter and screenwriter Elizabeth O’Halloran weave a beautiful tale of life after death – death of a husband that is. Sheila Hancock stars as Edie, a […]

Review: PROMISE AT DAWN

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) A single mother struggles to provide her son with the best and most successful life possible. Now I know this simple synopsis sounds rather cliche and common in cinema now. However, considering that the story takes place between the 1920s and 1950s makes this a more […]

Review – Now Available on Amazon Prime: GAGS the CLOWN

By Laurie Coker Rating: F- Gag! Everything in Gags the Clown is rotten. Taking the hand-held camera production approach does nothing to bring terror or entertainment to this half-baked, horror flick, now available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime. Director and co-writer, with John Pata, Adam Krause fails miserably at the found-footage genre, but not as […]

Review: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) So far, it has been a great year for inspirational, feel-good cinema. And considering that the real world has taken some scary and disturbing turns in the past few years, maybe crowd-pleasing cinema is just what the doctor has ordered. Comedic actress Jillian Bell gets her […]

Review: AFTER THE WEDDING

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Based on Suzanne Bier’s Danish film Efter brylluppet, After the Wedding has plenty of stong, compelling material, but its execution and presentation gets bogged down with indulgent melodrama and a third act and epilogue that play out rather flatly. I suppose an argument could be made […]