Jennifer Lawrence

JOY Review: Miracle Mop Maker Gets A Scorsese-Lite Biopic

Ever the stylist, auteur David O. Russell manages to create arresting images in Joy, a fictionalized biopic loosely based on the life of Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano. (more…)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Dir: Francis Lawrence

Mockingjay Part 1 continues to introduce subversive themes and ideas in the strangest and most politically-charged modern blockbuster series outside of The Planet of The Apes. The dystopic setting of Panem is opened up to reveal the ramifications of the last two Hunger Games and its effects on the participants, as the seeds of rebellion take root and an uprising is fomented. (more…)