A Hero (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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A Hero (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

A HERO (2021) Starring Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Alireza Jahandideh, Sahar Goldoost, Fereshteh Sadr Orafaie, Sarina Farhadi, Ehsan Goodarzi and Maryam Shahdaei. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Distributed by Amazon Studios. 127 minutes. Rated PG-13. What is it that makes a hero? Is a good deed which is perhaps done with some … Continue reading

Red Rocket (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Red Rocket (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

RED ROCKET (2021) Starring Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone, Judy Hill, Brittany Rodriguez, Sam EidsonVicky, Brandon Lott, Marlon Lambert, Shih-Ching Tsou, Lindsey Fuller, Parker Bigham, Najeeb Hassan, Elisa Silva, Sam QuanNico, Brandy Kirl, Dustin “Hitman” Hart, Gary Fuller and David Maxwell. Screenplay by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch. Directed by … Continue reading

Belfast (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Belfast (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BELFAST (2021) Starring Jude Hill, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Lara McDonnell, Gerard Horan, Conor MacNeill, Turlough Convery, Gerard McCarthy, Lewis McAskie, Olive Tennant, Victor Alli, Josie Walker, Freya Yates, Nessa Eriksson, Charlie Barnard, Frankie Hastings, Máiréad Tyers, Caolan McCarthy and Ian Dunnett Jr. Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh. Directed by … Continue reading

Mayor Pete (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mayor Pete (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MAYOR PETE (2021) Featuring Pete Buttigieg and Chasten Buttigieg. Written by Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss, Jeff Gilbert. Directed by Jesse Moss. Distributed by Amazon Studios. 96 minutes. Rated R. Screened at the 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival. Pete Buttigieg came from out of nowhere (well, South Bend, Indiana) to briefly (for the eight days between the … Continue reading

Listening to Kenny G (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Listening to Kenny G (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

LISTENING TO KENNY G (2021) Featuring Kenny G, Clive Davis, James Gardiner, Ben Ratliff and Will Layman. Directed by Penny Lane. Distributed by HBO. 96 minutes. Not Rated. Screened at the 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival. It must be kind of a weird to be Kenny G. He is a man who has worked hard at … Continue reading

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (2021) Starring Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mălai, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean, Andi Vasluianu, Ion Dichiseanu, Oana Maria Zaharia, Gabriel Spahiu, Florin Petrescu, Stefan Steel, Alex Bogdan, Kristina Cepraga, Ana Ciontea, Cristina Draghici, Paul Dunca, Adrian Enache, Luminita Erga, Tudorel Filimon and Alexandru Georgescu. Screenplay by Radu Jude. Directed … Continue reading

Kevin Smith – A Chat with Silent Bob
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Kevin Smith – A Chat with Silent Bob

Kevin Smith A Chat with Silent Bob By Jay S. Jacobs It’s been a long, winding road since the Quick Stop. In the early 1990s, Kevin Smith was a film school dropout, living in his native New Jersey and working part time at downtrodden convenience store in a little local strip mall. Little did he … Continue reading

Julia (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Julia (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

JULIA (2021) Featuring Alex Prud’Homme, Barbara Fairchild, Susie Davidson, Sara Moulton, Pat Pratt, Dorothy Zinburg, José Andrés, Ina Garten, Marcus Samuelsson, Phila Cousins, Stephanie Hersh, Anne Willan, Jane Friedman, Ruth Reichl, Danièle Delpeuch, Franςois Simon, André Cointreau, Jean-Franςois Thibault, Paul Bogaards, Russ Morash, Alex Pirie, Jacques Pépin, Marian Morash, Cecile Richards, Charlie Gibson and archival … Continue reading

Hallee Adelman – Turning the Camera on Our American Family
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Hallee Adelman – Turning the Camera on Our American Family

Hallee Adelman Turning the Camera on Our American Family By Jay S. Jacobs Drug addiction has been ripping families apart for generations. Particularly in the modern world, where the opioid epidemic has led to destroyed lives and ravaged families. One such family is the Caltabiano clan of Philadelphia. The new documentary Our American Family takes … Continue reading

Mass (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Mass (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

MASS (2021) Starring Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool, Kagen Albright, Michelle N. Carter and Campbell Spoor. Screenplay by Fran Kranz. Directed by Fran Kranz. Distributed by Bleecker Street. 110 minutes. Rated PG-13. Screened at the 2021 Philadelphia Film Festival. In college, I had a fiction professor who said that the … Continue reading