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#AllEyezOnMe instilled in me a new appreciation for Tupac that I never really had before. Demetrius Shipp jrbrings the magic of Pac to life! I know "All Eyez On Me" will be compared to "Straight Outta Compton" which I consider a VERY good movie, "All Eyez" is not as polished, it's a little more raw, but in some ways I like that better. Put it this way, I'd watch "Straight Outta Compton" again and again, cause it's such a good ride." All Eyez" doesn't quite have that vibe but deserves mad props and recognition. Great sound and rap performances.  And Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) who plays Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mother, is so strong. Look for her as Okoye in Black Panther 2018.

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KING ARTHUR:LEGEND OF THE SWORD Written/Directed Guy Ritchie

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@freefiremovie A Ben Wheatley film. Starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor - Surprisingly a movie full of shooting, whizzing bullets, taking cover, fighting, groaning, crawling, hopping, slithering, dragging, hobbling, cursing, limping, bleeding and double crossing is super fun and amusing in this context.

T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score: 3 outta 5

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Dir Ava DuVernay



An apartment building starts to collapse and everyone must evacuate and find new places to live, including thespian husband, Emad and wife, Rana who are a part of a community theater doing Arthur Miller's "Death of a Saleman" one of the other actors in the play offers them an apartment in his building, but neglects to mention the apartment used to belong to a woman with paid gentlemen callers. One night after their performance Rana goes home without Emad who needs to stay late at the theater. An hour or so later when their apt buzzer rings, Rana assumes it's Emad, buzzes him in, leaves the front door ajar, while she jumps into the shower. Turns out it was not Emad and she lets in a stranger who assumes she's like the former tenant and assaults her.

From here it could turn into a story that unravels a marriage which appeared solid from the outside, only the trauma brings up things never before discussed between the couple, causing friction. Or it could turn into a revenge film. It tries to do a little of each, and goes no where, very slowly, with neither scenario finding ground. Not to mention, when the assailant is revealed, you feel anger at Rana for not mentioning an obvious fact, that doesn't change the reality that she's been violated, but it does change the severity and how her husband may have handled things if he'd known.


This documentary on the life of African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry ("A Raisin in the Sun"), premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, by award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain who examines Hansberry’s life and work using a remarkable collection of archival footage, home movies, rare photos and unpublished documents. Granted access to materials from the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, and including interviews with her family, friends and colleagues, Strain explores the full scope of the author’s history for the very first time. Narrated by award-winning actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry, "Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" is filled with insightful on-camera interviews with those who knew her best, and rare archival material, creating a nuanced portrait of an activist and artist whose words and ideas are as relevant today as they were when she first wrote them. READ MORE

September 7-17, 2017

Can't wait to see how many of these films also screen during The Philadelphia Film Festival October 19-29, 2017 #PFF26...
13 years after he spent a month eating nothing but McDonald’s, “Super-Size Me” director (and human guinea pig) Morgan Spurlock is back examining the power of words in fast food advertising - “Free-range.” “All-natural.” “Crispy,” which is just a fancy way of saying “fried.” Marketing companies have arrived at these terms by thinking of them as the “health halo,” a nifty bit of branding unto itself.
I, TONYA -  Margot Robbie isn’t resting on her laurels — or her “Suicide Squad”-earned superheroine bonafides, turning her talents both behind and in front of the camera for Craig Gillespie’s new look at the wild fairy tale of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, which she both stars in and produces. The film promises an even-handed, insightful look into the rise and fall of the talented athlete, one who could just never quite hit the next level, not because of her skills, but because of her low-class background (rumor has it that Allison Janney, who plays Harding’s overbearing mother, is the film’s big performance and big bad). Sebastian Stan co-stars as her boyfriend Jeff Gillooly, with whom she hatched the idiotic plan to literally kneecap competitor Nancy Kerrigan in her quest for gold. Whyyy? Why?! -Kate Erbland

UNICORN STORE Best Actress winner Brie Larson already has a pair of shorts under her directorial belt, but her TIFF premiere marks her first foray into feature filmmaking. The “Room” star also toplines the film as Kit, a big-dreaming artist who discovers that the real world isn’t interested in either her happy, candy-colored art or her whimsical spirit. Settling into the everyday grind in pursuit of “growing up” and “being an adult,” Kit is unexpectedly presented with an unbelievable offering: a unicorn. Promised the mythical beast, Kit sets about preparing for the arrival of the long-wished-for pet, an adventure that pushes her to come to terms with who she really wants to be, even if the world doesn’t get it. Snapping with dry humor and a charming spirit, it’s an exciting debut that shows off Larson’s own heart and art in remarkable style. -KE I've really been looking forward to this one, not only because it features Benedict Cumberbatch, but because the last few months I've been obsessed with Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult who is also playing J.D Salinger in "Rebel in the Rye"). Tesla is not a new discovery for me, I learned about him in school, but I've been reading bios and watching documentaries on this complex and brilliant individual lately, way before I knew "The Current War" was coming out...


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Sundance Film Festival Film Highlights
Jan 19-29, 2017

I’ll get to report from Park City Utah myself. I actually had a journalist who said I could share her room this year, but I still couldn’t swing the airfare and working temp, I don’t get vacation time so…

Sundance Film Festival started in 1985. This year it received 13,782 film submissions. A combination of 188 features & short films were chosen to be screened at 16 Theater Venues. This year Sundance is presenting 71 Panel & Music Events.

Robert Redford opened the press conference saying that Sundance is not political (seeing as the filmmakers are mainly progressive liberals, yet it takes place in Utah, a Red state, therefore, Sundance tries to be neutral. However, an offshoot of the Women’s March took place right on Main Street on Saturday with festival attendees participating. Of course this is something Redford had no control over, but the main opening night films was…

Al Gore’s sequel to 2006 An Inconvenient Truth about the issues of climate change, this is called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power with Al Gore in attendance. It focuses on Gore being instrumental in getting the Paris Agreement adopted in late 2015, in which major countries agreed to work toward measures that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And the movie went back in and made edits after Trump won to address his disbelief on Global warming.

The other opening night film was I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore directorial debut for an actor Macon Blair. Netflix picked up the distribution. Melanie Lynskey is a woman bored with her life as a nurse’s assistant until one day she gets robbed, the police are useless, so you know that Find Me app you can put on your phone, when hers starts to ping, she enlists the help of her neighbor played by Elijah Wood to track down her stuff. It’s being voted on under dramatic competition, but it’s more of a black comedy.

There was a bidding war to acquire distribution rights of Ingrid Goes West, first-time feature for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the film with David Branson Smith.  A24 films, Netflix and Neon films competed with Neon beating out the other two. Ingrid Goes West is also a dark, dramatic comedy that follows a troubled young woman named Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza "Parks & Recreation") who becomes obsessed with the Instagram account of a social media influencer named Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) goes to meet her and wreaks havoc in her life.

Looks like Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea) is still front and center going into 2017 this time in a movie called A Ghost Story by writer/director David Lowery. It’s not horror, it’s a ghostly Indie drama where the ghost (Affleck) actually wears a sheet with 2 holes throughout most of the movie, like an old fashioned Halloween costume, yet surprisingly I've read it doesn't make the film ridiculous. His wife is played by Rooney Mara, but I understand she’s not in it for long. It’s supposed to be a very haunting movie (pun intended). A24 films acquired distribution before Sundance.

The Big Sick / U.S.A. World Premiere (1/20) (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani) — Based on the real-life courtship of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his now wife Emily Gordon, as they fall in love, struggle with cultures clashes and Emily's mysterious illness. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher.  Distributor Amazon Studios

Before I Fall / U.S.A. World Premiere ( 1/21) (Director: Ry Russo-Young, Screenwriter: Maria Maggenti) Samantha Kingston has everything. Then after one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over (a la Groundhogs Day), she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta. Open Road Films.

Wind River (premiere 1/21) a thriller directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter Sicario & Hell or High Water). Jeremy Renner is a wild life tracker who finds the raped and murdered body of a teenage Native American girl from an Indian reservation in Wyoming. Elizabeth Olsen, plays the FBI agent sent to investigate the case. It's supposed to be more a show down between local cops, reservation police, FBI and armed contractors, not a romance.
The Weinstein Company acquired rights in Cannes, then drop it early in January and picked it up again at Sundance.

Beatriz At Dinner / U.S.A. World Premiere (1/23) (Director: Miguel Arteta, Screenwriter: Mike White) — Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, who has become a health practitioner. Doug is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow. No distribution yet.

 Mudbound U.S.A. World Premiere (1/21) Director Dee Rees Cast:Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell and Mary J. Blige.distinguishes itself from so many other stories of domestic racism and struggle. Rees keeps the drama human, avoiding many of the more common signifiers of the period in terms of a more contained, intimate look at how dependent so many were on one another during wartime, and how quickly hierarchies were re-established once the threat of global destruction no longer dominated the day-to-day conversation.

I like this girl, Alicia Malone reporting from Sundance, she's adorable, reminds me of a prettier Emily Blunt, and her videos have been informative and well edited for on the fly.  This is her vid from Day 4 of the festival:

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Food n Film: BURNT

Food n Film: BURNT
Bradley Cooper has more than charisma, he has an over abundance of Chi, which radiates out from him; so for me, this role as temperamental and damaged chef Adam Jones, who also inspires great love and admiration from those around him, works on the level of characterization. In fact, I think he's among a very short list of actors who would be able to pull off being so self-involved and yet likable. Doesn't hurt that he really speaks French too! READ POST

Food n Film: CHEF

Food n Film: CHEF
Much of the movie centers around the father/son relationship, and how much they learn from each other. But the real star of the film is all the food preparation, every other scene made me groan with want of everything up on that screen! Particularly the perfectly roasted and rubbed brisket, the crispy fat of the pork belly, sizzling bacon and the much ballyhooed Chocolate Lava Cake. READ POST


The key to deciphering both the city it beautifully depicts and the man who eats it best - City of Gold

By Tinsel & Tine Contributor Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)

What Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic/writer, has done for food writing journalism and for the restaurants that he loves, the movie, City of Gold has done for Jonathan Gold and Los Angeles and its surrounding environs – it has planted taco covered kisses on them... READ POST

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE


...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST


With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

Food n Film: WAITRESS

Food n Film: WAITRESS
In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST


Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST


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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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