NY Film Critics Online Awards for 2017

New York Film Critics Online, to which I belong, held its 18th annual awards meeting in Walter Reade Theatre\’s Furman Gallery in Lincoln Center, December 10, 2017, and voted winners in fifteen categories:

Top Ten DVD List for December 12, 2017     

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season [Winter Is Here] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01H2JPULU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All Saints [Based on a Powerful True Story] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075G2J7QR/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Announces First-Ever Year-End Awards Winners

The Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, to which I belong and which was established earlier this year as the first film critics association in the Philadelphia region, met on December 10th and selected the winners of its first-ever year-end awards.

For movies opening December 8, 2017

Just Getting Started (PG-13 for profanity, suggestive material and brief violence) Unlikely-buddies comedy about a retired FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and a former Mafia lawyer (Morgan Freeman), both residing in a luxurious Palm Springs resort, who reluctantly join forces to take on the mob. With Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano and the late Glenne Headley.    

Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure

Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she\’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she\’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady Bird.

New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing

I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of the century with a string of critically-acclaimed offerings that included Small Time Crooks (2000), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

DVD Features True Case of Justice Delayed   

In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) was wrongfully accused of murder on the streets of Brooklyn by a 15 year-old juvenile delinquent (Skylan Brooks) who picked him out of a photo lineup provided by the police. That supposed \

Biopic Chronicling Career of Forgotten Jewish Philanthropist Released on DVD

Julius Rosenwald was born on August 12, 1862 in Springfield, Illinois to a couple of German-Jewish immigrants who met each other in the U.S. His father was a traveling salesman who plied his trade by foot until he was able to save enough money to afford a horse.

Luc Besson’s Visually-Captivating, Sci-Fi Spectacular Comes to Home Video

In 1997, Luc Besson released The Fifth Element, a visually-captivating sci-fi adventure which netted four Cesars, including Best Film and Best Director. A couple of decades later, Luc is back with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an even more innovative, outer space odyssey, if that’s possible.The groundbreaking

Top Ten DVD List for December 5, 2017     

Angry Inuk [Endangered Species Expose\’ about Canadian Seal Hunts] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073SCDSVP/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The War Show [Syrian DJ Documents Her Country\’s Civil War] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075VVTRVP/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Gun Runners [The American Dream… Kenyan Style]

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