Music is universal and personal at the same time, and the filmmakers behind Itzhak do a good job of showing the personal and universal through the life of the living legend Itzhak Perlman.
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Down and Yonder is a Georgia-grown independent film. It is slow like the southern drawl in a small town, and mildly charming. The opening sequence is put together quite well from a technical standpoint, but unfortunately the rest of the film doesn’t hold up to the same level.
Love, Simon is the first major teen movie about a gay teen. It’s directed by the guy who created Dawson’s Creek, produced by the same people who make The Fault in Our Stars and adapted by This Is Us writers.
12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle is a Georgia-grown film from director Fran Burst-Terranella and writer George Carlos.
Oh Lucy! is mildly dark comedy and feature directorial debut from Atsuko Hirayanagi and it stars Shinobu Terajima and Josh Hartnett.
The 2018 AJFF showcased a new rom-com written and directed by Sophie Brooks, and starring Girls alum Zosia Mamet, The Boy Downstairs.
The 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival showcases a myriad of films, and this year, audiences were in luck if they saw The Invisibles. The Holocaust-era docu-drama blended fiction and reality, narrative and documentary into a lovely film.
Proud Mary also stars Danny Glover, Billy Brown and Neal McDonough. The film is predictable and average at best; it leaves something to be desired.
Darkest Hour is one of the best films of 2017. It has drama and comedy; it’s subtle yet quite bold, poignant, deliberate and beautiful. The acting, directing, writing and editing are all top notch.
By Christina Nicole, Staff Writer The painfully neurotic Woody Allen is back in all his lackluster glory to tell another self-indulgent tale of love and woe peppered with little bits of dry humor. Wonder Wheel has all the classic makings of a Woody Allen film; it’s a period piece about a writer/aspiring writer, set in NY, with a narrator/character that breaks the fourth wall. It’s a self-indulgent film, oozing with exposition and lacking charm, wit, believability, and in some ways story. As with each film, Woody Allen chooses are surrogate to play him, and in Wonder Wheel, Justin Timberlake lacks…