Saturday , August 8 2020

Editor Pick: Film

The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival Awards

Once again, the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival took off with a rousing start. The opening night film was the exceptional Truth starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid was present and was his inimitable, charming self. He discussed the film and what it was like to …

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New York/Hamptons Film Festival Review: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ Starring Tom Hanks

During the Cold War Rudolf Abel was put on trial for spying. James B. Donovan was appointed to defend Abel. Though he was vilified for it, the attorney delivered American justice to a Soviet spy. Was justice truly served or would it be served a few years later when a U-2 spy plane was brought down inside the Soviet Union?

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Hamptons International Film Festival Review: ‘Rams,’ Best Narrative Feature

Two brothers have not spoken to each other for decades though they live on the same compound a stone's throw away from each other. When a crisis impacts their livelihood, a crisis provoked by one of the brothers, the conflict between them escalates to violence.

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Movie Review: ‘Room’ – Mothers, Children, and Abduction with Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy

'Room' will both scare you and make you cry. It is the best movie I’ve seen this year. It is two movies in one. The first movie is a tense thriller about an abducted teenager, locked in a 10 by 10 sound-proof garden shed as a sex slave for seven years. She finally has an idea of how to escape with her five year old child. The second movie is a psychological study of the effects of abduction, rape, and social and sensory deprivation on its direct and indirect victims. Both stories will grab you.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Tremors 5: Bloodlines’ Shows There’s Still Some Fun Left In The Series

The series may never live up to the original’s charms, but at least it hasn’t hit rock bottom yet either.

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