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Beatriz At Dinner

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  For much of its plot, the dramatic comedy Beatriz at Dinner, teeters between becoming a cliched ridden tale about a Trumpesque property baron and a Buddhist Holistic healer, or a powerful take on a very contemporary environmental scenario. What pushes it more to the latter are the potent performances of is two stars Salam … Continue reading




Whose Streets?

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  There can never be a ‘right’ time to watch such a stark and powerful documentary about the horrifying brutality of what went down in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago.  It’s the story of what happened after Michael Brown an unarmed African/American who was slain in cold blood by Darren Wilson a white policeman who … Continue reading



School Life

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Headfort the delightful rambling boarding school in the heart of the countryside 50 miles outside of Dublin, is the sort of educational establishment most of us would have given our right arms to spend our childhoods in. The cameras spend a year there for this affectionate portrait by Irish documentarian Nease Ni Chianain which for … Continue reading



Menashe

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Documentary filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein’s feature film directing debut is an intriguing project that is not just based on a real story, but it actually stars the subject himself who has never actually acted before, and it all makes for such compelling viewing.   Menashe (Menashe Lustig) is an Hassidic Jew who has been widowed … Continue reading



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