Here are 19 Reasons to Forego Seeing Table 19…
Author Reel Georgia
If this were the only film that I were to see in this year’s Atlanta Jewish Film Festival lineup (and at this point, it is), I would consider the 2017 AJFF a smashing success.
The new film starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube does just that. It pits the aptly named Strickland, Cube, against the passive Campbell, Day.
The immense suffering prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps faced is not funny. There is nothing funny about it, but Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, and Rob Reiner are hilarious.
Before walking into my screening of The 90 Minute War I read a brief synopsis of the film. When I discovered the movie was a mockumentary style comedy about the Israeli-Palestinian War I was instantly on board.
The 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) kicked off with a bang on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. While the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has been the opening night venue for the last several years, this year’s gala and film presentation brought forth a mixture of AJFF tradition and new elements.
“I pray but You are Silent. Or am I just praying to nothing?” This question, asked in a whisper, hovers throughout Silence as we, and our lead character, attempt to grapple with the answer.
Using precise mathematical calculations, the real women behind the Hidden Figures use a man in a rocket to shatter the glass ceiling in 1960s America. Hidden Figures is a magnificent movie in the vain of Stand and Deliver and it’s more than the sum of its parts; it’s an instant classic that teachers will use to inspire their student for years to come.
Raoul Peck brings to fruition, the goals James Baldwin had for the book he never finished, chronicling the journeys of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Remember This House.
While Georgia’s film industry continues to expand in all directions, it is only natural that we see an increase in the presence of Georgia productions on end-of-the-year lists and in award presentations.