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Sarah Adamson

“The Farewell” (PG) ★★★★

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A Heartfelt Look at Culture and Family Traditions “The Farewell is based on writer and director Lulu Wang’s profoundly personal experience. At the age of 6, she and her family left China & settled in NY. Years later, as an adult, her Grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Lulu…

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“Maiden” (PG) ★★★★

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First Female Crew to Sail Around the World–Courage at High Seas “Maiden” is the true documentary story of Tracy Edwards, a skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s dream was met with male opposition, for starters they thought she would never…

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“Being Frank” (R)

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Jim Gaffigan stars as Frank who is living a lie, he has two separate families, that each don’t know about the other…until his High School senior son Phillip (Logan Miller) finds out. Talk about a crazy scenario, he has two wives, two sons and two daughters. The director is Miranda Bailey….

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Rocketman (R) ★★★½

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“Rocketman” is a musical fantasy, of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Taron Egerton plays Elton with flamboyant style and exuberance. He also uses his own singing voice to take us down memory lane. The film gives us a rare look at Elton as a child of a loveless father played by…

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The Public (R) ★★★½

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In Emilio Estevez’s film, “The Public,” he serves as writer, director, main star and a producer of the film. With the emergency shelters at full capacity during dangerously low frigid temperatures in Cincinnati, Ohio a large group of homeless library patrons led by Jackson, (Michael Kenneth Williams), decide to stay…

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“Apollo 11” ★★★★

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Unlike most documentaries where talking head interviews and newspaper clippings are the main source—director/editor Todd Douglas Miller choose 1969 (50-year-old footage) in the retelling of the historic event, along with original audio. Miller uses only 70mm film footage that imprints details and light on a grandeur scale, it’s as if…

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