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Phil Jeng Kane

Phil has written for magazines, corporate videos, online ads, and even an app. He writes with one eye on the future, one eye on the past and a third eye on the Lotto numbers. His social bits are here.  

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Swinging Safari

Q: What the hell happened in the 1970s? A: Stephan Elliot’s childhood. This is the guide rope you need to hold onto in order to get through Elliott’s new feature film SWINGING SAFARI. By definition, any screenwriter or film director’s take on the era in which they were a child and a teenager must be their point-of-view. As Elliott says (in the AccessReel interview) he made a very personal film. Th...

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Swinging Safari

1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it's the biggest thing…

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Grace and Frankie

In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned…

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Grace and Frankie (Season 4)

Fans of the Netflix series GRACE AND FRANKIE should read to the end of this article and then check out Season 4 of this accomplished comedy drama. It has just “dropped” as we say, so go, binge. For those unfamiliar with the show, it stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles. The original concept, back in 2015 when Season 1 debuted, was to create a vehicle for these two Baby Boomer movie ...

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Paddington 2

The original PADDINGTON movie (2014) told the story of a bear from darkest Peru who travels to London and is adopted by a very nice family called the Browns. Paddington was named after Paddington Station where the Browns found him. The adventure of that film involved a villainous taxidermist played by Nicole Kidman and Paddington’s discovery of how to live with his adoptive family in his new home ...

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Paddington 2

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens,…

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Only the Brave

ONLY THE BRAVE is about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a real-life group of firefighters who were part of the Prescott Fire Department in Arizona. The film covers events in 2009-2013. The main focus of the story is the progress of young Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) who joins the fire department as a last ditch attempt to pull his life together. He has a baby daughter as a result of a one-night...

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The Disaster Artist Review

In June 2003, an extraordinary film called THE ROOM was released with little fanfare. It was a truly independent project with no affiliation with a major production house, movie studio or distribution company. The money to make it and screen it came solely from the film’s star, writer and producer Tommy Wiseau. It ran for two weeks and took $1900 at the box office. It cost $6 million to produce an...

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The Disaster Artist

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor…

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer Review

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is about a heart surgeon, Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell), who is in a strange relationship with a teenager called Martin (Barry Keoghan). How they are connected is not clear. The boy is awkward and Steven doesn’t even seem to like him, precisely. However, the relationship continues with Steven eventually introducing Martin to his wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their chil...

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Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his…

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