The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in December

By Tom Moore and Valerie Kalfrin As we head into the holiday season, In Their Own League looks to not only delve into some of our favorite holiday flicks, but also some anticipated movies hitting theaters and streaming this December. 2022 has already seen some prolific and breakout talents make their mark on the year and this December closes the year out on that same … Continue reading The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in December

Families in Film Retrospective: The Corleone Family of The Godfather

By Joan Amenn Tolstoy wrote that “happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The Corleone family in “The Godfather” (1972) is not a happy family, despite throwing a lavish wedding party that presents a unified front of prestige and wealth. The children all carry destructive motives of jealousy, insecurity and an inbred thirst for power so how can … Continue reading Families in Film Retrospective: The Corleone Family of The Godfather

Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Film critic Calum Cooper reviews Georgia Oakley’s directorial debut “Blue Jean”, a triumphant Indie film that is quietly scathing of prejudice, and proudly celebrant of the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading Blue Jean (2022) – Review

Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews

In this special feature for In Their Own League, various writers from the league come together to share their thoughts on Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”, in celebration of the film’s themes and structure. Continue reading Women Talking (2022) – A Roundtable of Reviews

Noirvember Retrospective: Laura

By Joan Amenn There are films that are noir and there is “Laura” (1944) which is in a class by itself. Nominated for five Oscars and winning for Best Black and White Cinematography, “Laura” is the kind of film that can be viewed many times over and never grows tired. Much like the portrait of the femme fatale herself, it has charm and elegance, and … Continue reading Noirvember Retrospective: Laura

Review: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights Holiday Special

Year: 2022 Runtime: 27 minutes Director: Jon Rosenbaum Writers: John Tartaglia, Matt Fusfeld, Alex Actors: Daveed Diggs, Dave Goelz, John Tartaglia, Karen Prell, Donna Kimball, Jordan Lockhart, Lilli Cooper, Dan Garza, Aymee Garcia By Joan Amenn What’s red and white, is full of other red and white goodies and gets hit with a stick? A radish pinata, of course. It’s the holiday flair I never … Continue reading Review: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights Holiday Special

Three Rivers Film Festival Preview: “The Unknown Country”

Year: 2022 Runtime: 85 minutes Director: Morrisa Maltz Writers: Morrisa Maltz, Lily Gladstone (story by), Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux (story by), Vanara Taing (story by) Stars: Lily Gladstone, Raymond Lee, Richard Ray Whitman, Lainey Bearkiller Shangreaux, Devin Shangreaux, Pam Richter, Scott Stampe, Florence R. Perrin, Teresa Boyd By Morgan Roberts There is something that has happened since the start of the pandemic. Our isolation has become … Continue reading Three Rivers Film Festival Preview: “The Unknown Country”