The story of journalists, chief of whom is Maria Ressa, waging an uphill battle in the Philippines against Pres. Dutertes & his murderous “War on Drugs,” made very difficult by the government’s lies on social media about its critics being “Fake News.”
Here are several films worth watching during the upcoming anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. Click on the title to see my longer reviews. Note that since I put this together several years ago, I’ve added two films at the end. This is from the September issue of VP, an example of the …
To read my review of this film version of Barack Obama’s early life, click on the film title.
Writer/director Kitty Green, hitherto a documentarian, tackles in her first feature film the theme of power, similar to that in Bombshell, but in a far less sensational way. Indeed her film is so prosaic that after a half hour one must force oneself to keep one’s attention focused upon the shots of humdrum procedures common …
Uncut Gems is the story of a gambling-addicted NYC Jewish jeweler entrapped in his dangerous schemes.
At a NYC art museum where a bomb explosion kills his mother, her young son survives & steals the painting she admired, a work that will greatly complicate his adult life.
When her doc tells Brittany she must lose weight she joins a running group, eventually finding romance & the goal of running the NY Marathon.
In 3 stories pet Max overcomes his anxiety about baby Liam’s safety; Gidget must retrieve Max’s lost squeaky toy; & Snowball & friends rescue a white tiger cub from the circus.
When Frances finds a purse left on the subway & returns it to Greta, the older woman starts stalking her.
When a teenager with a slight mental problem is forced into the streets of NYC he is befriended by a black man who knows the ropes.