Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tag: Biography

Quiet Passion, A (2016)

Title: A Quiet Passion
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Terence Davies
Written by: Terence Davies
Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, and Duncan Duff
Release Date: 4/7/2017
Running Time: 125 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Lost City of Z, The (2016)

Title: The Lost City of Z
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Gray
Written by: James Gray
Based on the book by: David Grann
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 140 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016)

Title: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Rating: R
Directed by: Lydia Tenaglia
Starring: Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Francesca De Luca, and Martha Stewart
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of “celebrity chef”… A consummate hedonist, Jeremiah Tower’s career spans the riotous sexual revolution of the 70’s to the high rolling “greed-is-good” spirit of the ’80s. Key interviews with celebrities & celebrity chefs cement Tower’s influence on today’s food culture and reveal how he transformed the restaurant industry and in the process changed the way we eat.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Scenes of Jeremiah scuba diving in Mexico play all through the credits and fade out shortly after the credits end.


Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, The (2016)

Title: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (aka. Hymyilevä mies)
Rating: NR
Directed by: Juho Kuosmanen
Written by: Juho Kuosmanen, and Mikko Myllylahti
Starring: Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, and Jarkko Lahti
Release Date: 9/2/2016
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.


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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City?

Title: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Rating: NR
Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Marisa Tomei, and Vincent D’Onofrio
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.


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Tommy’s Honour (2016)

Title: Tommy’s Honour
Rating: PG
Directed by: Jason Connery
Written by: Pamela Marin, and Kevin Cook
Based on the book by: Kevin Cook
Starring: Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Jack Lowden, and Peter Mullan
Release Date: 4/14/2017
Running Time: 117 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of John P. Imlay and his love of Scotland and the game of golf.

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SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2016)?

Title: SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
Rating: NR
Directed by: Barney Clay
Starring: Mick Rock
Release Date: 4/7/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock ‘n’ roll’s history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock’s greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the poignant lens of rock ‘n’ roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick turns inward to face himself and the experiences as the visual record-keeper of myths and legends that propelled him into a living icon in this rock n’ roll comeback story. Mick’s now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Syd Barrett (Founding member of Pink Floyd), Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are now imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come.


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Zookeeper’s Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Niki Caro
Written by: Angela Workman
Based on the book by: Diane Ackerman
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Brühl
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Cezanne and I (2016)?

Title: Cezanne and I
Rating: R
Directed by: Danièle Thompson
Written by: Danièle Thompson
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, and Alice Pol
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 117 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists – painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) – from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.


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Junction 48 (2016)?

Title: Junction 48
Rating: NR
Directed by: Udi Aloni
Written by: Oren Moverman and Tamer Nafar
Starring: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty and Salwa Nakkara
Release Date: 5/5/2016
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the ‘first Arab rapper’ is quickly noticed. Although he raps “I’m not political,” Kareem and the group use music to express their tough life as Palestinian youth. But the road to success is never easy… Kareem and his group must face violent nationalistic Jewish rappers, government-imposed gentrification and troubled drug-dealing friends. When Manar’s family threatens to harm them if she performs publicly with him, the time comes for Kareem to either surrender to conservative tradition or stand up for the woman he loves, the artist he respects…


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