Saturday, November 27, 2021

Movie with Abe: Bruised

Halle Berry makes his directorial debut with “Bruised,” which is now playing in theaters and streaming on Netflix. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Encanto
New to Theaters and Showtime: The Humans
New to Netflix: Bruised, Vita and Virginia
New to Hulu: Die in a Gunfight, Pig

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Movie with Abe: The Humans

A strong cast comes together for an unnerving family Thanksgiving in “The Humans,” from writer-director Stephen Karam, based on his own play. It's now playing in theaters and on Showtime. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Interviews with Abe: Encanto

I was excited to have the opportunity to get to speak to stars Stephanie Beatriz and Diane Guerrero for Awards Radar about their film “Encanto,” which is now playing in theaters. Watch our conversations in full below and read my article on some background of the film and other talent involved!



Sunday, November 21, 2021

Movie with Abe: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

One of the most bizarre movies I've seen this year is “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” Romania's official Oscar submission for Best International Feature. It's definitely interesting, and I would say worth watching if the content doesn't seem too objectionable. Now playing in NY theaters and opening more widely soon. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Movie with Abe: The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a superb performance in “The Power of the Dog,” from director Jane Campion. It's playing in theaters now and coming to Netflix on December 1st. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: C’mon C’mon, The Power of the Dog, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, India Sweets and Spices, Mothering Sunday, The First Wave, The Real Charlie Chaplin, King Richard, Bruised
New to DVD: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Flag Day
New to Amazon Prime Video: Beginners

Thursday, November 18, 2021

DOC NYC: A Tree of Life

A Tree of Life,” which is screening at DOC NYC, is a sensitive look at a devastating attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DOC NYC: The First Wave

The First Wave,” which is screening at DOC NYC and opening in theaters Friday, shows how COVID transformed New York City. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

DOC NYC: The Rossellinis

The Rossellinis,” which is screening at DOC NYC, examines the implications of fame on family. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Movie with Abe: Belfast

One of the best films of the year is Kenneth Branagh's “Belfast,” which is now in theaters and which I think is going to win Best Picture at the Oscars. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Belfast
New to DVD: Hope, Respect, Witch Hunt, Wildland, White as Snow, Swan Song, Four Good Days
New to Netflix: Passing
New to Amazon Prime Video: Mayor Pete

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Movie with Abe: Gaza Mon Amour

Hiam Abbass and Salim Dau star in “Gaza Mon Amour,” which was Palestine's official Oscar submission for Best International Feature last year and is now playing in theaters and on VOD. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Movie with Abe: Mayor Pete

I very much enjoyed “Mayor Pete,” which I saw at NewFest and premieres this Friday on Amazon Prime Video. I reviewed the film for The Film Experience - head over there to read my review.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Movie with Abe: Finch

Tom Hanks stars in “Finch,” which is now streaming on Apple TV+. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Interviews with Abe: Mark, Mary and Some Other People

I was excited to have the opportunity to get to speak to director Hannah Marks and stars Hayley Law and Ben Rosenfield for ShockYa about their film “Mark, Mary and Some Other People,” which is now playing in theaters, on demand, and on digital. Watch our conversations in full below! Read my review of the film from Tribeca.



Saturday, November 6, 2021

Interview with Abe: The Beta Test

I had the chance to speak with Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe, the directors, writers, and stars of “The Beta Test,” now playing in theaters and VOD. Check out my great conversation with them for Cinema Daily US below.


Friday, November 5, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Spencer
New to Theaters and VOD: The Beta Test
New to Theaters, On Demand, and Digital: Mark, Mary, and Some Other People
New to DVD: Nine Days, Best Sellers, Pig
New to Amazon Prime Video: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
New to Apple TV+: Finch

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Interview with Abe: Eran Kolirin

I had the chance to speak with director Eran Kolirin about his film “Let It Be Morning,” which is screening at the Other Israel Film Festival as its opening night film and serves as Israel's official Oscar submission for Best International Film Festival. Watch my great conversation with him for The Film Experience below!

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Movie with Abe: Spencer

Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” which opens in theaters this Friday. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Movie with Abe: Army of Thieves

I very much enjoyed “Army of Thieves,” which is now streaming on Netflix, and serves as a great standalone prequel to “Army of the Dead.” I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Interview with Abe: Reed Birney

I had the chance to speak with Reed Birney, an excellent member of the four-person ensemble in “Mass.” Check out my great conversation with him for Cinema Daily US below. Read my review of the film from Sundance here.


Saturday, October 30, 2021

Interview with Abe: Honor Swinton Byrne

I had the chance to speak with Honor Swinton Byrne, star of “The Souvenir Part II.” Check out my great conversation with her at Cinema Daily US. Read my review of the first film from Sundance 2019 here.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: The Souvenir Part II, Violet
New to DVD: On the Rocks, Boy Meets Boy, The Suicide Squad, Stillwater
New to Netflix: Army of Thieves, Begin Again
New to Hulu: First Date

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Movie with Abe: Bergman Island

One filmmaker's legacy is at the heart of the story of two screenwriters in “Bergman Island,” which is now playing in theaters and on VOD. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Film Fest 919 Review: The Lost Daughter

Olivia Colman leads a strong cast in “The Lost Daughter,” from debut director Maggie Gyllenhaal, which I saw at Film Fest 919 and is coming to theaters December 17th and Netflix on December 31st. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Film Fest 919 Review: C'mon C'mon

Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman, and the young Woody Norman are all siperb in “C’mon C’mon,” the new film from director Mike Mills that I had the chance to see at Film Fest 919, which will be released on November 19th by A24. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Film Fest 919 Review: King Richard

Will Smith stars as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in “King Richard,” which I saw at a drive-in screening at Film Fest 919 and will be released on November 19th in theaters and on HBO Max. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Film Fest 919 Review: The French Dispatch

I absolutely loved “The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson's latest, which I saw at a drive-in screening at Film Fest 919 and is now playing in theaters. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: The French Dispatch, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Minyan
New to Theaters and VOD: At the Ready, No Future
New to DVD: The Rifleman, On Broadway, The Protégé, No Man of God, Old, Joe Bell, New Order
New to Hulu: Dream Horse
Film Fest 919 Coverage

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Movie with Abe: Hard Luck Love Song

Michael Dorman and Sophia Bush star in “Hard Luck Love Song,” which is now playing in theaters. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Interview with Abe: Isabelle Fuhrman

I was excited to have the opportunity to get to speak to actress Isabelle Fuhrman for Awards Radar about her film “The Novice,” which I saw at Tribeca and is screening this week at Film Fest 919 and NewFest. Watch our conversation in full below!


Monday, October 18, 2021

Interview with Abe: Colby Minifie

I was delighted to be able to speak to actress Colby Minifie for The Film Experience about her new film “Homebody,” which is screening virtually and in-person this week at NewFest. Watch our conversation in full below!


Friday, October 15, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Hard Luck Love Song, Son of Monarchs
New to DVD: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, The Big Scary S Word, In the Earth
New to Netflix: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Friday, October 8, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: No Time to Die, Mass
New to VOD and DVD: Spring Blossom
New to DVD: Not Going Quietly, Broken Diamonds, Naked Singularity
New to Netflix: RBG
New to Amazon Prime Video: Prometheus
New to Hulu: Maggie’s Plan

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Movie with Abe: No Time to Die

I was thoroughly engaged and enthralled by “No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's last time in the role, out this Friday in theaters. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Movie with Abe: I'm Your Man

Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens impress in “I'm Your Man,” which is Germany's official Oscar submission for Best International Feature this year and is now playing in theaters. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Movie with Abe: Venom: Let There Be Carnage

I had the chance to screen “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the sequel to a comic book movie I never saw that ended up being decent and getting better as it went. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Interviews with Abe: Mayday

I had the pleasure of speaking with two very talented actresses, Grace Van Patten and Soko, for Cinema Daily US about their new film “Mayday,” which I saw at Sundance and is now playing in theaters and on demand. Watch our conversations in full below, and read my review of the film!




Friday, October 1, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Venom: Let There Be Carnage
New to Theaters and VOD: Mayday, Witch Hunt
New to DVD: Charlatan, First Date
New to Netflix: The Guilty, Official Secrets
New to Hulu: New Order

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Movie with Abe: Intrusion

Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green star in “Intrusion,” a lackluster home invasion thriller now streaming on Netflix. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Movie with Abe: Blue Bayou

Justin Chon directs and stars in “Blue Bayou,” a compelling look at the trauma of family separation now playing in theaters. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Movie with Abe: The Auschwitz Report

Slovakia's Oscar submission for Best International Feature last year, “The Auschwitz Report,” is an important national story about the Holocaust now playing in theaters and on demand. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

TIFF with Abe: Silent Night

I really enjoyed “Silent Night,” which debuted at TIFF, an entertaining and admittedly dark look at normalcy at the end of the world. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

TIFF with Abe: Charlotte

Charlotte,” which debuted at TIFF, is a powerful and creative animated portrait of artist Charlotte Salomon, who was killed in the Holocaust at age twenty-six. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Dear Evan Hansen, The Guilty, I’m Your Man
New to Theaters and VOD: The Auschwitz Report
New to DVD: F9: The Fast Saga, I Carry You with Me
New to Netflix: The Starling, Intrusion

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Movie with Abe: Dear Evan Hansen

The highly anticipated movie version of the hit Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” arrives in theaters this Friday - and it's a solid update. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Movie with Abe: Best Sellers

Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza make an unlikely but terrific duo in “Best Sellers,” now playing in theaters and on demand. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

TIFF with Abe: Lakewood

Naomi Watts stars as a mother desperately trying to help her son during an active shooter situation in “Lakewood,” which debuted at TIFF. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Interviews with Abe: Everybody's Talking About Jamie

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak with actors Max Harwood and Richard E. Grant Cinema Daily US about their new film Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Watch our conversations in full below!




TIFF with Abe: Jagged

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “Jagged,” an Alanis Morissette biopic weakened by the singer's rejection of the film.

TIFF with Abe: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” a bizarre tribute to a futuristic animal artist.

Monday, September 20, 2021

TIFF with Abe: Encounter

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “Encounter,” which stars Riz Ahmed and spotlights family in a sci-fi drama.

TIFF with Abe: The Guilty

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “The Guilty,” the English-language remake of the “Danish film of the same name.”

TIFF with Abe: The Starling

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “The Starling,” an upbeat look at loss and relationship building.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Movie with Abe: The Mad Women's Ball

I was very impressed with “The Mad Women's Ball,” which debuted at TIFF and is now available on Amazon Prime Video. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Movie with Abe: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain is unrecognizable and incredible in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” opposite Andrew Garfield in a wild story that premiered at TIFF and is now out in theaters. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
New to Theaters and VOD: Best Sellers, Prisoners of the Ghostland
New to DVD: Zola, Whirlybird, The Human Factor
New to Amazon Prime Video: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Mad Women’s Ball
New to Hulu: Colette

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

TIFF with Abe: All My Puny Sorrows

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up a few films for The Film Experience. Head over there to read my take on “All My Puny Sorrows,” which features very strong performances from actresses Alison Pill and Sarah Gadon.

TIFF with Abe: Petite Maman

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up a few films for The Film Experience. Head over there to read my take on “Petite Maman,” director Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”

TIFF Interview: Manny Perez

As part of my TIFF coverage, I got to interview Manny Perez for the second time, this time for his directorial debut, “La Soga 2,” once again for Cinema Daily US. Watch the conversation below!


TIFF with Abe: Mothering Sunday

I’m excited to be covering the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time. I'm watching films virtually and reviewing them as soon as I can.

I'm writing up most of the films I see for Cinema Daily US. Head over there to read my take on “Mothering Sunday,” an ode to love, loss, and dreams of a different life.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Movie with Abe: Dating and New York

I really enjoyed the romantic comedy “Dating and New York,” now playing in theaters and on demand. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Language Lessons, Small Engine Repair
New to Theaters and VOD: Dating and New York
New to Digital: Language Arts
New to DVD: Together Together
New to Netflix: Paradise Hills
New to Amazon Prime Video: The Voyeurs
New to Hulu: The Killing of Two Lovers, Flower, La La Land

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Interviews with Abe: The Voyeurs

I was delighted to have the chance to speak with actors Justice Smith and Ben Hardy for Cinema Daily US about their new film The Voyeurs, which debuts tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video. Watch our conversations in full below!




Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Movie with Abe: Small Engine Repair

John Pollono directs and stars in “Small Engine Repair,” featuring fine performances from him and from Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, and Ciara Bravo. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Movie with Abe: Language Arts

Ashley Zukerman and Sarah Shahi star in “Language Arts,” a look at ability and acceptance. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Movie with Abe: Who You Think I Am

Juliette Binoche stars and impresses in “Who You Think I Am,” a strong drama about Internet deception now playing in theaters. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Who You Think I Am
New to Theaters and VOD: The Big Scary S Word, Wild Indian
New to DVD: Sun Children, In the Heights, 12 Mighty Orphans
New to Netflix: Worth
New to Amazon Prime Video: Cinderella, 21 Grams
New to Hulu: Undine

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Movie with Abe: Cinderella

I very much enjoyed the modern musical update of “Cinderella,” which arrives on Amazon Prime Video this Friday. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Movie with Abe: Aristocrats

I had the chance to see another very worthwhile Japan Cuts selection, “Aristocrats.” I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Weekend Movie Recommendations with Abe

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New to Theaters: Together, Unapologetic
New to Theaters and VOD: No Man of God
New to VOD: Welcome to Happiness
New to Amazon Prime Video: The Courier
New to Hulu: We Broke Up, Disobedience, Love and Monsters, In the Earth, Four Good Days

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Movie with Abe: Together

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan are both terrific in “Together,” a pandemic movie that's both funny and powerful, opening tomorrow in theaters. I reviewed the film for CinemaDailyUS.com - head over there to read my review.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Movie with Abe: Till Death

Megan Fox stars in a thriller about a woman literally chained to her dead husband and struggling to survive, “Till Death,” which is now on DVD and is definitely not a must-see. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Interview with Abe: Welcome to Happiness

I had a lot of fun talking to director Oliver Thompson and stars Paget Brewster and Brendan Sexton III for ShockYa about their film “Welcome to Happiness,” which debuts its director's cut/special edition on VOD this Friday. Watch our conversation in full below!


Monday, August 23, 2021

Movie with Abe: The Protégé

Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton star in the entertaining action movie, “The Protégé,” which is coming to theaters this Friday. I reviewed the film for ShockYa - head over there to read my review.