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Film Review Movie Short
Director Poppy Gordon’s Audaciously Slick, 13-minute-plus Pièce de Résistance, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Indulging self-deluded visions of grandeur and trying to hold at bay the ennui and existential angst threatening to possess their souls, three yuppie, valley-girl types, white, circa 2021, meet up at a swank LA member’s only drinking hole ostensibly to harvest ideas to make a movie short that they imagine will boost their hotty toddy rankings on social media.
Poppy Gordon’s absurdist gem can take your mind off the doom and gloom of the surging COVID-19 Delta Variant – no matter yer race, creed, national origin, regardless if you wear a mask or not.– By Gregg W. Morris

DOC NYC Announces Lineup for 11th Edition, November 11-19 Online – Part 1

The 2020 festival includes 107 feature-length documentaries among over 200 films and dozens of events. Included are 23 World Premieres, 12 international or North American premieres, and 7 US premieres. Fifty-seven features (53 percent of the lineup) are directed or co-directed by women and 36 by BIPOC directors (34 percent of the feature program).

From WORD Editor Gregg W. Morris: Because the itinerary is so huge, the list for the 11th edition is being published in several parts.

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Short, NO MORE WINGS Film Review – Interview with Director Abraham Adeyemi Coming Soon

No More Wings Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Winnger

NO MORE WINGS is 10 evocative minutes of eloquent story telling with poetic panache and a visceral and intellectual resonance lasting long after the film ends. It tells of two 20-plus-somethings meeting-up for a fav repast of six wings and chips in Morley’s, a South London fried chicken shop. Issac and Jude are savvy, down-to-earth no-nonsense class acts with a dash of chutzpah. You will want to see this film more than once.
By Gregg W. Morris

WORKING WOMAN Film Review – Part II

Orna, played by Liron Ben Shlush, is the reason her boss, Bennie, played by Menashe Noy) is financially successful in a new venture. But he subjects her to sexual harassment, sexual violence. Her husband needs her earnings to help him keep his new restaurant open. She is the principal caretaker for their children. She’s done so much for others but, yet, she is alone. Can she pull herself together to take back control of her life?

BEFORE WE VANISH, NYFF 55 Film Review

Can a whimsical, end-of-the-world sci-fi feature about aliens from another planet attract big audiences, if, one, it isn’t directed/produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Berg, J.J. Abrams, Paul Verhoeven, Luc Besson, George Lucas, M. Night Shyamalan; two, lacks mind boggling special effects; three, is short on gloom, doom and carnage; and, four, might actually be about the power of love?

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Main Slate Selections for 55th New York Film Festival

Twenty-five features include new films from Sean Baker, Noah Baumbach, Serge Bozon, Robin Campillo, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Greta Gerwig, Alain Gomis, Valeska Grisebach, Luca Guadagnino, Agnieszka Holland, Hong Sang-soo, Aki Kaurismäki, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Lucrecia Martel, Ruben Östlund, Dee Rees, Joachim Trier, Agnès Varda & JR, and Chloé Zhao