Oscar-winning actress Laura Dern helped to produce Dawn Porter's doc about Obama White House photographer Pete Souza. In these dystopian times, anyone who yearns for the Obama years — and who doesn’t? — may find some solace in the stirring documentary about White House photographer Pete Souza, The Way I See It. The film will have virtual festival screenings before a release by Focus Features this month. Director Dawn Porter, who also made the recent doc John Lewis: Good Trouble, packs a one-two punch with these compelling political films. … [Read more...] about ‘The Way I See It’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
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Despite her constant rebellion, Linda does her best to look after Ruth. She’s the kind of boss who truly loves her employees and tries to give them a fair shake in a society that is dedicated to marginalizing them for their working-class status. She stands up for Rhonda, even as Ruth becomes increasingly hostile toward her mother. Linda is the heart of the film, trying to impart her patience and empathy to Ruth, who is skipping school and may not get her diploma. Considering the urgency of her final days in high school, it’s unclear why Ruth is so dedicated to acting out. Still, the film does a good job of depicting the actions of a desperate teenager with so little supervision. … [Read more...] about ‘Holler’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
Rosamund Pike stars as a legal conservator running a lucrative guardianship grift who strikes trouble when she messes with a gangster played by Peter Dinklage in this acidic thriller. Seldom has a film's title been more thoroughly doused in darkest irony than J. Blakeson's breathtakingly vicious thriller I Care a Lot. In a role that makes riveting use of her chilly poise, Rosamund Pike brings crisp efficiency and dead-eyed amorality to a legal conservator scamming defenseless seniors out of their assets as she and her co-conspirators take control of their lives, shutting out pesky family members whenever necessary. At a time when governments in many countries seem to be abandoning traditional watchdog responsibilities and turning a blind eye to corporate malfeasance, the phrase "ward of the state" here takes on an alarming new meaning. … [Read more...] about ‘I Care a Lot’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
RELATED: Nicolas Cage's Joe Exotic Series Is Happening at Amazon The Babysitter: Killer Queen - Netflix Netflix is bringing us a sequel to 2017's The Babysitter this week with The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Director McG returns for the follow-up, which picks up with Cole two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee. The teen is trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, he once again must outsmart the forces of evil. The cast includes Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Ortega, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor, Leslie Bibb, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Ken Marino, Chris Wylde, Carl McDowell, Juliocesar Chavez, Maximilian Acevedo, Jennifer Foster and Helen Hong. The movie is streaming now on Netflix. … [Read more...] about Streaming This Weekend: The Babysitter 2, Cuties, Rent-A-Pal and More
As we've reported ... dog deaths on flights have been a growing concern ever since a French Bulldog died in transit in an overhead bin on a United flight in 2018. Delta also had a Pomeranian die on one of its flights that year, and then 2 dogs died on KLM flights in 2019. … [Read more...] about Dog Found Dead After Delta Flight from Ohio to L.A.