Rebecca Schull and Jeff Lipsky- Saving the Best for The Last
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Rebecca Schull and Jeff Lipsky- Saving the Best for The Last

Rebecca Schull and Jeff Lipsky Saving the Best for The Last by Jay S. Jacobs What would you do? That is the main question in the new independent film The Last, a movie that has a shocking and inflammatory subject matter but looks at it from a smart and philosophical viewpoint. What would you do … Continue reading

Sam de Jong – Dutch Film Director Crowns a Prince
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Sam de Jong – Dutch Film Director Crowns a Prince

Sam de Jong  Dutch Film Director Crowns a Prince by Brad Balfour English-language movies documenting society’s underbelly include such classics as the hard-nosed Last Exit To Brooklyn or the comparatively benign West Side Story. There’s a body of work that’s emerged out of England’s rock subcultures from the ’50s on up. But fewer films detail … Continue reading

Two-Bit Waltz (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Two-Bit Waltz (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

TWO-BIT WALTZ (2014) Starring Clara Mamet, Rebecca Pidgeon, William H. Macy, Jared Gilman, David Paymer, Matt O’Leary, Ella Dershowitz and John Pirruccello. Screenplay by Clara Mamet. Directed by Clara Mamet. Distributed by Monterey Media.  79 minutes.  Not Rated. Sometimes a film can be rather shocking, when you consider the highs of the highs compared to … Continue reading

Jonatha Brooke – How We Met Her Mother
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Jonatha Brooke – How We Met Her Mother

Jonatha Brooke – How We Met Her Mother by Jay S. Jacobs A few years ago, acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke had to put her career and life on hold when her mother was afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  For two years, Brooke, her husband and a cousin took on the full-time positions of caretaker and … Continue reading

About Time (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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About Time (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

About Time About Time is literally about time: time travel, to be exact.  But more to the point it is about love and family and embracing all the moments that are special in life.  The time travel aspect, while certainly intriguing, is at service to the storyline, it is not the whole thing.  The ability … Continue reading

Alexander Payne – Staying Straight While Making Sideways
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Alexander Payne – Staying Straight While Making Sideways

ALEXANDER PAYNE STAYING STRAIGHT WHILE MAKING SIDEWAYS by Brad Balfour With Sideways, Alexander Payne really proves he’s a true contender, not just the creator of smart, snarky idiosyncratic comedies but solid filmmaker who tackled humanity with aplomb. In this humorous on-the-road buddy flick, leads Paul Giamatti (failed writer Miles Raymond) and Thomas Haden Church (former hot actor Jack) grapple with Jack’s … Continue reading

Richard Price – Better Than Fiction
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Richard Price – Better Than Fiction

RICHARD PRICE BETTER THAN FICTION BY RONALD SKLAR If Richard Price’s life story were made into a movie, you would accuse the joint of being too far-fetched.  But, as the old cliché goes, truth is stranger than fiction. Price came up in a Bronx housing project, but his gift for writing gained him entrance into the … Continue reading