Director: Pete Docter  Screenwriter: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers and Mike Jones Animoators: Bobby Podesta, Jude Brownbill and MontaQue Ruffin Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnel Rawlings, Questlove and Angela Bassett.  Soul is Disney and Pixar animated film following middle school band teacher, Joe Gardner whoContinue reading “Soul”

The Trial of The Chicago 7

Director: Aaron Sorkin  Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, Ben Shenkman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Frank Langella The Trial of The Chicago 7 retells the true story of the 1969 trial of originally eight men that wereContinue reading “The Trial of The Chicago 7”

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Director: Eliza Hittman Screenwriter: Eliza Hittman Cast: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder             Never Rarely Sometimes Always follows the journey of a seventeen year old girl making her way to New York to have an abortion. The protagonist of the film, Autumn, played by Sidney Flanigan, realizes she needs to travel to New York for the procedureContinue reading “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”

Hillbilly Elegy

Director: Ron Howard Screenwriter: Vanessa Taylor Cast: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Owen Aszatalos, Haley Bennet, Frida Pinto and Bo Hopkins             Hillbilly Elegy is based on a memoir by JD Vance of the same title. It chronicles the life of JD’s upbringing with his eccentric and drug addicted mother and the influence he received fromContinue reading “Hillbilly Elegy”

Palm Springs

Director: Max Barbakow Screenwriter: Andy Siara  Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Tyler Hoechlin, Camila Mendes, and Peter Gallagher              Palm Springs  can simply be described as 2020’s take on Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day (1993). The film was released early July in the midst of quarantined summer. As many films from this past year, its plan to beContinue reading “Palm Springs”

The Assistant

Director: Kitty Green Screenwriter: Kitty Green Cast: Julia Garner, Kristine Frosted, Noah Robbins, Jon Orsini, Matthew Macfadyen             “The Assistant” follows Jane, played by Julia Garner, best known for her starring role in Netflix’s hit series “Ozark”. While working for an executive film producer, she begins to recognize the predatory behavior that is condoned in theContinue reading “The Assistant”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Director: George C Wolfe Screenwriters: August Wilson, Reuben Santiago – Hudson  Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Coleman Domingo, Glynn Truman, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Johnny Coyne, Taylor Paige, Dusan Brown George C Wolfe’s film has been adapted cinematically by August Wilson’s play which first met the stage in 1984. The whole film follows a single recording session in Chicago,Continue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

The Prom

Director: Ryan Murphy  Screenwriters: Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin Cast: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana DeBose             Ryan Murphy granted the world a truly delightful 2 hour and 10 minute film. As someone who undeniably and unashamedly loves musicals, I can say that this cinematic expressionContinue reading “The Prom”

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