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Film Review: PROMETHEUS questions our evolution, existence & purpose



Today’s panelists, Tavie Barnes, who specializes in philanthropy and Melissa Scott, a digital media owner and ethicist, converse with our host, Stefanie Alleyne in the back garden of the sexy West Village lounge, Madame X to review the science fiction thriller, “Prometheus.”

Co-written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and directed by British director, Sir Ridley Scott, “Prometheus” forces us to ask many questions about how we came to be and to ponder over a plethora of possible answers. Titled after the Greek god who gave mankind fire, it is inspired by writings Continue reading

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: HYSTERIA is feminist fun in the Victorian age





Guest host, Yolanda Shoshana and today’s panelists, Tina Lee Jones, Abbey Weitz and Gloria Messer sit down for a spot of tea and fish and chips at Queen Vic’s British Pub in the East Village to discuss and review the delightful British romantic comedy, “Hysteria.”

If you are in need of endless laughs sprinkled with a bit of feminist history, this one’s for you. Inspired by true events, the British romantic comedy, “Hysteria,” is written by Howard Gensler and Stephen and Jonah Lisa Dryer. This film takes a riotous look into London during the Victorian era and the presumed incidents that lead to the accidental invention of the first vibrator. Continue reading