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Film Review: INTOUCHABLES transcends lives and life





Our host, Stefanie Alleyne meets up with today’s panelists: filmmaker and web content creator, Olu Gittens; editor and author, Valerie Petersen; and on-air personality and host, Yael Read; to discuss the very funny and sincere French film, “Intouchables,” at the cool downtown-vibed Tribeca cafe, Love Peace.

Based on a true story, the film, “Intouchables,” is written and directed by the super, successful French cinematic duo, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The story follows an affluent Parisian quadriplegic, played by Francois Cluzet as Phillippe, who after becoming paralyzed during a hang gliding accident, is in need of replacing his 24 hour live-in caretaker. Much to the dismay of friends, family, and associates, Continue reading

Film Review: “FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT” has the wedding bell blues





Our host, Stefanie Alleyne sits down with today’s panelist, Carmen Mathis, to discuss the romantic comedy, “Five Year Engagement,” at a Brooklyn bar favorite, Fulton Grand located in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Co-written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and directed by Nicholas Stoller, “Five Year Engagement,” is a romantic comedy that stars Emily Blunt and Jason Segel as a couple who just can’t seem to get to the church on time.  The story begins in San Francisco, CA, where Tom, played by Jason Segel, is a rock-star-chef-in-the-making and Violet, played by Emily Blunt, is his adorable British girlfriend, committing to doing post graduate work.  After having just spent one glorious year together, they become engaged. As so often happens in this game of life, Continue reading

Film Review: MONSIEUR LAZHAR is a lesson in healing





Shot in Inwood, Manhattan’s most northern neighborhood, our spectacular host, Stefanie Alleyne, joins today’s panelists, Erin Parks, a digital media professional; Patrice Francois, a screenwriter and actress; and Carmen Lee Shue, a veteran real estate agent; at “Inwood Local,” a splendid wine bar and beer garden, to review and discuss the Canadian indie favorite and an 2012 Oscar nominated film for Best Foreign Film, “Monsieur Lazhar.”


“Monsieur Lazhar,” is the fourth film by Canadian writer and director, Philippe Falardeau. It is based on a stage play written by Evelyne de la Cheneliere. The story takes place during a snowy winter in a public school in Montreal, Quebec where a class of sixth graders are coming to terms Continue reading