Ben Cahlamer

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‘The Boy from Medellin’: The Politics and Responsibility of Being a Performer Hit Home

The Boy from Medellin examines music sensation J Balvin’s return to his native Colombia for a concert. Documentarian Matthew Heineman is center stage to reveal the human connection to the man on stage. The Boy from Medellin is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

‘The Human Factor’: In-Depth Look Into Peace Process Reveals Human Nature

The Human Factor is an in-depth look into the Middle East peace process over a 30 year period. It is told from the perspective of the front line diplomats.

‘Limbo’: Touching Story of Asylum Seekers Teaches Life-Long Lessons

Limbo Written and Directed by: Ben Sharrock Starring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Kenneth Collard, Kais Nashef, Sidse Babett Knudsen As a nation of immigrants, you would think that we would be excited to bring people in

‘Without Remorse’: One-dimensional Characters Inhibit Franchise’s Third Restart

Without Remorse Directed by: Stefano Sollima Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples Story by : Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples based on “Without Remorse” by Tom Clancy Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Luke Mitchell, Jack Kesy,

‘French Exit’: Sly Comedy Finds Humanity in Dark Corners

French Exit Directed by: Azazel Jacobs Screenplay by: Patrick deWitt, based on French Exit by Patrick deWitt Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Tracy Letts An interesting dichotomy occurs when the fabulously wealthy are suddenly

Phoenix Critics Circle 2020 Film Nominees Are In

THE PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ITS ANNUAL AWARDS. Members of the Phoenix Critics Circle have selected their nominees for the best performances of 2020. Leading the way is MINARI with seven nominations. NOMADLAND and MANK both received

‘Sound of Metal’: Performances Speak Volumes on The Human Condition

Sound of Metal, now streaming on Amazon Prime has subtly strong performances set against a man (Riz Ahmed) whose hearing loss changes his whole world. Sound of Metal is now playing.

‘Uncle Frank’: Life’s Little Ironies Catch Up in Off-Kilter Dramedy

Uncle Frank Written and Directed by: Alan Ball Starring: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, Stephen Root I had to laugh at “Uncle Frank,” which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. I

‘The Last Vermeer’: Broad Strokes of Truth Lead to Uneven Work of Art

“The Last Vermeer” is Recommended for its strong supporting cast and central theme, while its central character either doesn’t support the film’s themes or isn’t supported by the film’s themes.

‘The Climb’: It Might Not Be Enough to Get You Into a Theatre, But You’ll Be Glad You Watched It at Home.

The Climb Directed by: Michael Angelo Covino Written by: Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin Starring: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt, Judith Godréche “The Climb” is one of the many, varied reasons I got