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NYFF-55 reviews, capsules, editorials , and coverage by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on September 28, 2017 at 11:15 PM

                                                            THE NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

                                                            Septemb...

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SHOT review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on September 21, 2017 at 10:45 PM

Directed by: Jeremy Kagan

Running time: 89 minutes

Release date: September 22, 2017

Genre: Drama and Crime

Distributor: Paladin

MPAA Rating: Not rated


Feature movie and television director, producer, and writer Jeremy Kagan has a long standing accomplished professional career dating back 30 years. ...

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MOTHER! review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on September 15, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Running time: 2 hours 1 minute

Release date: September 15, 2017

Genre: Drama, Horror, and Mystery

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

MPAA Rating: R


Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky who has generated controversy for his often surreal and disturbing films such as, Requi...

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RED TREES review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on September 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Directed by: Marina Willer

Running time: 87 mins.

Release date: September 15, 2017

Genre: Documentary in English and Portuguese with English subtitles.

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

MPAA Rating: Not rated


In her directorial feature debut, filmmaker Marina Willer creates an addition...

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CROWN HEIGHTS review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on August 25, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Directed by: Matt Ruskin

Running time: 99 minutes

Release date: August 25, 2017

Genre: Drama and Biopic

Distributor: Amazon Studios and IFC Films

MPAA Rating: R


In this American biographical drama film written and directed by Matt Ruskin, and adapted from This American Life podcast, is the true...

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SHOT CALLER review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on August 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Running time: 2 hours 1 minute

Release date: August 18, 2017

Genre: Drama, Crime, and Thriller

Distributor: Saban Films, Lionsgate

MPAA Rating: R


Filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh who also scripts this crime drama, crafts a smartly structured thriller that takes its audience on a ...

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DETROIT review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on August 4, 2017 at 2:25 AM

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Running time: 2 hours 23 minutes

Release date: August 4, 2017

Genre: Drama, Thriller, and History

Distributor: Annapurna Pictures

MPAA Rating: R


Two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, whose work of, Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Hurt Locker, and Point Bre...

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DUNKIRK in IMAX review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on July 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Running time: 106 minutes in English, French, and German

Release date: July 21, 2017

Genre: Drama, Action, and History

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating: PG-13


The production development of this film is much of the hype as the release of the film. ...

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on July 14, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Running time: 139 minutes

Release date: July 14, 2017

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sequel, Reboot, and Suggestive Adaptation

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: PG-13


In this dystopian science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves is the s...

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FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 review coverage by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on July 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM

                                                      FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017

                                        (Montreal, Canada from July 13 - August 2, 2017)


To quote...

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OKJA review and interview by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on June 28, 2017 at 9:25 PM

Directed by: Bong Joon Ho

Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Release date: June 28, 2017

Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, and Comedy

Distributor: NETFLIX

MPAA Rating: Not Rated


This is a film that stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun alongside Tilda Swi...

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THE BIG SICK review & interview by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on June 23, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Directed by: Michael Showalter

Running time: 119 minutes

Release date: June 23, 2017 (limited) & July 14, 2017 (wide)

Genre: Drama, Romance, and Comedy

Distributor: Lionsgate/Amazon Sudios

MPAA Rating: R


Based on the real-life courtship between Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, ...

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CARS 3 accompanied with Lou (short) review by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on June 16, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Directed by: Brian Fee

Running time: 109 minutes in 2D and 3D

Release date: June 16, 2017

Genre: Animation, Comedy, and Family

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

MPAA Rating: G


As PIXAR Animation Studios reigns as the leader in animation production, it brings a 2D and 3D animated comedy to the big...

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Posted by Gerald Wright on June 9, 2017 at 10:40 PM

                         THE 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL

                Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center

             ...

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WONDER WOMAN review/editorial by Gerald Wright

Posted by Gerald Wright on June 3, 2017 at 12:35 AM

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes in 2D, 3D, and IMAX

Release date: June 2, 2017

Genre: Drama, Action-Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adaptation

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

MPAA Rating: PG-13


Taking statements from Sharon Gosling's 2017 book "Wonder Woman...

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