Review: Hustlers

Some get hustled, and some know how to hustle, but for the leading ladies of this film, they fall under both brackets as Lorene Scafaria captures the true story behind Jessica Presser’s “The Hustlers at Scores.” Effortlessly crafting the vivaciously strong female cast members, Scafaria was able to create a beautiful relationship between Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) and Destiny (Constance Wu), showcasing the power, toxicity and trust within female relationships; but underneath it all, “Hustlers” is a film about the platonic and undying love between the two leading women. Continue reading Review: Hustlers

Retrospective Review: Enough Said

By Kristy Strouse There are several reasons why Nicole Holofcener’s foray into middle-aged adult relationships is touching and natural, and one of them is because of the late and very talented James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles. After playing iconic tough characters, this movie allows us to see a softer side of the actor and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and his onscreen chemistry is undeniable … Continue reading Retrospective Review: Enough Said

Fostering Talent: Shining A Spotlight On Jodie Foster

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to begin a conversation about women in film honestly without the inclusion of Jodie Foster. As an enigmatic, albeit somewhat controversial, figure in the world of film, Foster has had an undeniable impact on the status of women in Hollywood. She counts herself among the few major names who have been successful both in front of, and behind, the camera. Continue reading Fostering Talent: Shining A Spotlight On Jodie Foster

Review: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

Teona Strugar Mitevska’s “God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya” (2019) is an enjoyable comedy/drama about a woman who fights the odds, involving the patriarchy, religion and the authorities; all because of a ridiculous premise that is so unbelievable, that it must’ve been true. And indeed, it is. Continue reading Review: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya