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Video Film Review: GIRL MOST LIKELY wants to succeed

Girl Most Likely would like to be on par to its cast.

Debra Kirschner, the episode’s host and the panelist, Patricia Koo, met up at the new location of the Wix Lounge, the free co-working and event space in New York City, to discuss the richly cast independent film, Girl Most Likely.

In this video review , filmmaker Debra Kirschner and photographer, Patricia Koo reveal their perspectives (sometimes agreeing and oft times not) on this film that you really want to see succeed.

Mimi Spilllane, our  correspondent for our “Video on Demand Pick of the Week” segment is also included in this episode and gives us insight as to why she feels the indie film, “Ginger and Rosa” is the one worth your viewing time of all of new releases currently available on demand. This is the first time our two highlighted films feature the same actress. And who might that be? None other than Annette Bening. Two heapings of her can never be wrong.

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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: LES MISERABLES



Les Miserables is a film best served with passion.

Shoshi, today’s host converses with our panelist, Gerit Quealy at Eva’s Supplements and Health Food Store located in the West Village in New York City to discuss this musical and to the review the comedic online short, Helping Hands.

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Based on the historic 19th century French novel written by Victor Hugo, this is the cinematic adaptation of the long-running, multi-award winning musical phenomenon known as Les Miserables. With a screenplay collaborative by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer and directed by Tom Hooper, the film steps into a world of splendid wonder hard to achieve on the theatrical stage.

Musicals as a genre have long been considered a relic from the past, however, director Tom Hooper, manages to breathe new life into this melodic, celluloid rendition. Utilizing skillful long shots, intense, dramatic close-ups and stunning CGI (Computer Generated Images), Les Miserables, the film, is an impressive feat.

The cast were required to sing live (which also allows them to improvise their singing patterns) as well as act. Expect to be blown away by Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne (who knew he had a voice as well as presence??). Great performances are also given by Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried but Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter raise to every occasion and steal most of their scenes as well as bringing some lighter much needed comic relief. Although it clocks in at just over 2.5 hours, it is an enjoyable journey rich with historical anecdotes and social references that remain relevant in modern society.

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