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

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

The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in November

By Tom Moore and Valerie Kalfrin The Halloween season might be ending, but November brings plenty of great films to be on the lookout for. There are plenty more female-directed horror films looking to make a post-Halloween splash for the genre as well as some highly anticipated awards contenders that are sure to make some big debuts. Plus, some film festival favorites are finally hitting … Continue reading The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in November

Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

By Joan Amenn Recently seen as Desire in Netflix’s “The Sandman” and now in a new role in the reboot of the science fiction series “Quantum Leap” on NBC (alternately, you can catch it on Peacock), Mason Alexander Park has been stealing scenes in one riveting performance after another. We got to sit down with them and chat a little about both series and they … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

Review: Roost

Year: 2022 Runtime: 85 minutes Director: Amy Redford Writer: Scott Organ (screenplay based upon his play of the same title) Actors: Summer Phoenix, Grace Van Dien, Kyle Gallner, Jesse Garcia, Reina Hardesty, Sierra Nicole Rose, Indiana Affleck By Special Guest Reviewer: Sarah Manvel “Roost”, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, focuses on one beautiful suburban home which has taken its … Continue reading Review: Roost

Review: Hocus Pocus 2

Year: 2022 Runtime: 96 minutes Director: Anne Fletcher Writers: Jen D’Angelo, David Kirschner (story), Blake Harris, based on characters created by Mick Garris and David Kirschner Actors: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Froy Gutierrez, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Hannah Waddingham By Rosa Parra Every Halloween there’s a list of films that we must all watch … Continue reading Review: Hocus Pocus 2

Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Gold Plated (Plaqué Or)

Year: 2022 Runtime: 25 minutes Director/Writer: Chloé Léoni Actors: Salomé Dewaels, Nade Dieu, Noé Englebert, Anae Romnys By Dominic Corr Discussions around class and inequality are often relegated to the conversations of the ‘adults’ in the room – as far as the political landscape is concerned at least. And yet, the harshest impacts of its existence ripple to the young, both as a generational issue … Continue reading Femme Filmmakers Festival 7 Review: Gold Plated (Plaqué Or)