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Video Film Review: WADJDA opens doors to new worlds

WADJDA introduces us to a new voice and sight within a society rarely on view.

Today’s host, Justine Harrison, does a solo act at Videology, the unique movie theatre, video rental and bar hybrid located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to review the international award-winning independent film, Wadjda.

Wadjda, the independent film from Saudia Arabia

In this episode’s video review, our host, Justine Harrison, discusses Wadjda, the directorial debut of Haifaa al-Mansour, the first female writer and director of Saudi Arabia.  This inspiring independent film is also the first to be shot in this country and has received numerous international accolades for its efforts.  Check out Justine’s take on this film and discover why she believes this should be seen by everyone.

Also featured is Mimi Spilllane, our “Video on Demand Pick of the Week” correspondent. She takes a stroll in Central Park in New York City while reviewing “Good Ol’ Freda”, the story of the former secretary to the Beatles, Freda Kelly.

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Video Film Review: BEFORE MIDNIGHT is fair in love and war and humor

BEFORE MIDNIGHT explores the real issues of love and life with wit and humor.

Today’s panelist, Justine Harrison, connects with our host, Danielle Winston, to discuss one of this summer’s best films thus far, Before Midnight. They get comfy and share a couch at the West Village gastropub favorite, West 3rd Common.
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In our video review above, Danielle and Justine each bring an interesting perspective to this conversation about this perfect-for-summer and beyond film that you won’t want to miss.

Before Midnight is the third film of a cult-like romantic trilogy.  In case you missed the previous two, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, they are must-see viewing to truly appreciate this latest installment. All three have all been directed by Richard Linklater. Although he is credited with writing the first two, the writing this time, however, is also credited to the romantic leads Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, who each deliver outstanding performances here. Shot in Southern Greece in the coastal towns of Messinia and Kardamili, the scenery is gorgeous, breathtaking and ever so inviting.

Also included in this episode is our Video-On-Demand (VOD) Pick of the Week.  See why our correspondent, Mimi Spillane believes, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks” is essential viewing for us all in this current political and social climate.

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Video Film Review: THE BIG WEDDING offers small blessings


How many A-listers does it take to change a lightbulb in “The Big Wedding?”

Today’s panelists, Mimi Spillane and Trish Dominguez join forces with our host, Marie Juliette Steinsvold, to exchange views, not vows about the comedy, The Big Wedding at BBQ favorite, Harley’s Smokeshack in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

With it’s all-star ensemble cast, the comedy, The Big Wedding, is a remake (surprise!) of a 2006 French film titled, “Mon frère se marie” (My Brother is Married). This adaptation is written and directed by Justin Zackham who also created the script for the film, “The Bucket List.” This is his directorial debut. In it, he features such headliners as Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton and Robin Williams.

Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Christine Ebersole and Ben Barnes round out the star-power in this high voltage of bewilderment. I might add that one of the biggest stars that deserves the most accolades is the beautiful estate in Stamford, Connecticut where this movie was filmed. Kudos to the location scout who discovered that gem.  Is this film a not-to-be-missed early summer must see? Check out our review above to get the lowdown.

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