JEAN OF THE JONESES shoves stereotypes aside

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Emma Williams
Emma Williams

I don’t know why jazz in a New York City film never gets old. I don’t know what makes a New York film particularly New York. But when I saw Jean of the Joneses, without having heard anything about it beyond the basic premise, it was everything I wanted a New York movie to be and more. Beyond nailing the … Read More

PIERS’ PICK Lady Macbeth | Festival 2016

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Piers Handling
Piers Handling

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to 19th-century England, in this Gothic tale about a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.

PIERS’ PICK La La Land | Festival 2016

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Piers Handling
Piers Handling

An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle.

LOVING poignantly tells the tale of the interracial couple who quietly paved the way for one aspect of the civil rights movement

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Valentina Valentini
Valentina Valentini

Loving is the cinematic version of the lesser-chronicled tale of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple from Caroline County, Virginia who unwittingly became a poster family in the ongoing fight in mid-20th century American civil rights. The film, directed by international festival-darling Jeff Nichols, begins as it stays throughout – quiet yet strong. Only the sound of soft crickets … Read More