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Let The Canary Sing : An Awe-Inspiring Rockumentary About Cyndi Lauper

“I come home, in the mornin’ light My mother says, ‘When you gonna live your life right?’ Oh momma dear, we’re not the fortunate ones And girls, they wanna have fun Oh girls just wanna have fun…” This is the first verse of the song that was made legendary by a one-of-a-kind artist, iconic performer,…

Open Roads: ‘In The Mirror,’ Cinema As A Therapeutic Experience

Director Roberta Torre, inscribes on reel her love letter towards the esteemed Italian actress Monica Vitti. However, In The Mirror is not a biopic, it’s much better. It portrays how the power of cinema may be therapeutic to someone who is struggling with a neurological disorder. Monica (Alba Rohrwacher) suffers from the Korsakoff syndrome that…

‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Review: Smith and Lawrence Entertain with More of the Same

Photo courtesy and © Sony Pictures  Four years ago, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunited for their third go-round as Lt.  Mike Lowery and Lt. Marcus Burnett, the Miami police detectives first introduced back in Michael Bay’s 1995 buddy comedy classic, Bad Boys. Due to COVID shutting down movie theaters, that 2020 three-quel, Bad Boys…

The Cannes Film Festival : En Fanfare Video Review by Serena Davanzo

Check out more of Serena’s video review at the Cannes Film Festival  Serena Davanzo, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Journalism and a BA in Theatre in December 2022. She currently works full time as a weekend anchor/producer and MMJ’s weekdays. She aspires to be an entertainment based…

Open Roads: ‘The Beautiful Summer,’ Pavese Is Deftly Revived

Cesare Pavese was one of Italy’s most influential writers of the 20th century. One of his short stories La bella estate, published in 1949, was part of a book of novellas that won the author the Strega Prize, the most prestigious Italian literary award, in 1950. Decades later the Italian screenwriter-director Laura Luchetti adapted this…

The Cannes Film Festival : The Substance Review by Luis Pedron

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. 𝐋𝐮𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐞𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐧 is a Director, Actor, Founder and Film Festival Director of the International Film Festival Manhattan, New York, now in its 13th edition, proudly promoting Filipino, Asian, Scandinavian and European films and presenting them in New York. 👉https://iffmusa.com/ A winner of numerous awards…

Jim Henson Idea Man, on Disney+

©Courtesy of Disney+ Jim Henson must be the most recognizable puppeteer in American pop culture history. Of course, his Muppets are even more famous. Initially, he wanted to work in the new medium of television and puppetry turned out to be a convenient entry point. As fans know, he would eventually create original creatures for…

The Cannes Film Festival : Bona / Video Review by Luis Pedron

Screened at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes in 1981, and showcased now for the first time this year in a restored version, Bona by Lino Brocka sees the Cannes Classics comeback of a film that had been left to languish from the moment it was released. The Filipino filmmaker was up for two Palme d’ors in the…

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle : A Really Good Volleyball Match and a Highly Entertaining Film 

©Courtesy of Toho, and Crunchyroll.  You really ought to give manga and anime credit for the way they teach teamwork and good sportsmanship. For instance, the recent anime film The First Slam Dunk and its source manga followed the ups and downs of a dysfunctional high school basketball team that somehow found a way to…

‘IMPACT-Dick Gregory’ Glorifies The Activist’s Persiflage

The comedian’s analytical wit gets sealed on reel, through a perspicacious documentary directed by Jordan Stone. IMPACT-Dick Gregory  shares with the world the acute mind of a man who began as an entertainer and, through his words, managed to analyse society in a humorous and discerning manner. He was a human and modern Pasquino —…

The Cannes Film Festival : The Shrouds : Video Review by Serena Davanzo

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Serena Davanzo : Serena Davanzo, a Pennsylvania native, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Journalism and a BA in Theatre in December 2022. She currently works full time as a weekend anchor/producer and MMJ’s weekdays. She aspires to be an…