Author: William Brownridge

Review: The Last Word

Retired businesswoman Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) has spent her entire life controlling every aspect of every moment. Nearing the end of her life, another moment she plans on controlling, she decides that she wants to approve her own obituary. She heads to the local paper to meet Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the obituary writer, to task her with writing a memorable piece that can show Harriet in a positive and powerful light. The problem is that Harriet doesn’t exactly have any admirers. Faced with the fact that nobody will really care when she’s gone, Harriet finds the four things that each...

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Review: Iron Fist: Season 1

After being missing and presumed dead for 15 years, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City to reclaim his family legacy in the Rand Corporation. Built by Danny’s father and their family friend Harold Meachum (David Wenham), the Rand Corporation is a massive enterprise now run by Harold’s children, and Danny’s childhood friends, Ward (Tom Pelphrey) and Joy (Jessica Stroup). In order to do anything, Danny will first have to convince people that he’s really who he says he is, which becomes difficult to believe when he starts explaining how he’s come to master the art of kung-fu,...

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Indie Tuedays: C’est Moi

Marie-Joseph Angélique is a name that few people may actually recognize, but she’s an important figure of black history in Canada. Kept as a slave in Montreal, he was accused and convicted of setting fire to her owner’s home on April 10, 1734. The fire destroyed 45 homes, and her arrest and conviction came about because of the popular opinion that she was guilty. An overlooked figure in history, C’est Moi is a short film that briefly explores her story, as well as the idea that as we restore our history, we may actually be hiding more of it....

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Review: Grave Decisions

Sebastian (Markus Krojer) is an 11-year-old living in a small Bavarian village with his father and brother. A bit of a troublemaker, Sebastian is constantly being scolded by his family, although his actions are always innocent. When he accidentally kills some of his families rabbits, his brother tells him that he’s the reason their mother passed away, after she died during childbirth. Now worried that he’ll be left in Purgatory when he dies for these sins, Sebastian decides he’s got to find a way to become immortal. Comedy is one of those things that doesn’t always translate very well....

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Review: Logan

Set in the near future, Logan brings viewers into the last days of the mutant population, with Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) hiding out by the Mexican border. Professor X can barely contain his abilities, and Logan is finding that his healing factor isn’t working like it used to. With the mutants in the world dying out, with none being born for quite a few years, Logan is just trying to stay away from it all. That all changes when a woman begins searching for Logan, insisting that he help her protect a young mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen),...

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Indie Tuesdays: Just Cuddle: Season 2

In the 4 episode first season of web series Just Cuddle, we’re introduced to Winter (Winter Tekenos-Levy), a professional cuddler, and her eclectic group of clients. Through each episode, we watch what brings each client to Winter, and how their brief time together through conversations and cuddles brings a bit of change to their lives. At the end of the first season, Winter meets with Katherine (Nancy Mamais), a woman facing a terminal illness who decides to take her own life. She doesn’t want to be alone, and asks Winter to cuddle her at the end. Winter agrees, and...

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Review: Exit: Music

In 1933, Hitler’s rise to power was almost complete, and his plan to destroy the Jewish people was underway. With Germany being a force within the musical world, Hitler began there. Music was to be used simply for propaganda, and almost immediately the Jewish musicians, conductors, and composers were forced out of the world that they loved. Some of their music had never been performed, and it’s only in the last few years that we’ve finally been able to hear some of the beautiful compositions that these artists created, restored over a decade with the help of the Artists...

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