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Movie Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

★★★★☆ As its title seems to suggest, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the Oscar-nominated film “The Lobster,” takes an unsettling – yet balanced – dive into the themes of revenge and sacrifice lurking beneath the surface of innocence. Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy,[Read More…]

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Rory Kennedy on Filmmaking, Being a Woman in the Film Industry

Best known for making documentaries about important social issues, like “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” in 2007 and “Last Days in Vietnam” in 2014, director Rory Kennedy has moved in a new direction with her latest film, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.” The documentary, released Sept. 29, examines[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Pathological Optimist’

★★★★☆ Whatever your preconceived notions of the anti-vaccination movement are, “The Pathological Optimist” will make you question them entirely. Directed and produced by Miranda Bailey, the documentary centers around Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor and researcher who is credited with starting the movement. Wakefield is known for publishing a 1998 paper,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Breathe’

★★★☆☆ Any film with big Hollywood names like Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy and acclaimed actor Andy Serkis is bound to face high expectations. This was especially the case with Serkis’ debut directorial venture, “Breathe.” The film tells the heartwarming true story of a father’s will to overcome his disability[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Dina’

★★★★☆ Telling an ordinary story with extraordinary subjects, “Dina” boldly defies the conventions of nonfiction film. The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, “Dina” presents a compelling tale of the romance between real-life Dina Buno and Scott Levin, a couple on the[Read More…]

BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Happy Death Day’

★★★☆☆ With its premiere Friday, Oct. 13, “Happy Death Day” has branded itself as one of the scariest films of the fall. Created by Blumhouse Productions, the company behind films such as “Get Out,” “Sinister” and “Whiplash,” “Happy Death Day” combines tropes of the horror film genre with comedic scenes[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’

★★★★☆ While “Goodbye Christopher Robin” provides a meticulous history of A.A. Milne’s popular children’s series “Winnie-the-Pooh,” it also leaves the audience with much more than knowledge of the book’s publication history. Hidden beneath the trappings of high production value and a nationwide release, Simon Curtis’ latest film offers a refreshing[Read More…]

CHESNUT RIDGE PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Marshall’

★★★★☆ “Marshall” is a social commentary on segregated America in the 1940s. Set in affluent Greenwich, Conn., the story recreates the 1941 Supreme Court case Connecticut v. Spell and celebrates the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the court. The film begins when Eleanor Strubing, a[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Blood Money’

★★☆☆☆ Despite what its name may suggest, “Blood Money” does not live up to its status as a thrilling action flick. The film follows three high school friends who find millions of dollars floating in the river during a camping trip. The trio attempts to take the money, but their[Read More…]

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Miles Teller, Jason Hall and Adam Schumann on ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Oct. 27 will mark screenwriter Jason Hall’s directorial debut with “Thank You for Your Service.” Starring Miles Teller as real-life veteran Adam Schumann, the film explores the difficult transition many soldiers face as they adjust to life at home following deployment. Hall, Teller and Schumann sat down with writers from[Read More…]