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ANTEBELLUM movie review

Janet's TAKE: #Antebellum tries hard to be a thriller, but gets lost in the strong message about the horrors of slavery and racism. Janelle Monáe is magnetic as the main character and the rest of the cast is good.  The problem is that the filmmakers create confusion with transitions designed to give this film a twist. The result is less than perfect. Pedro Luque Briozzo's cinematography and Mary Zophres' costumes give this film a stylish look that is impressive. Grade/C+ Written and Directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz Starring Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone Synopsis:  Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) - best known for their pioneeri


Janet's TAKE: #BrokenHeartsGallery is a sweet and mostly engaging twenty-something romantic comedy.  You know exactly where it's going, but getting there with talented star Geraldine Viswanathan is the best part of this journey.  An optimistic date movie that is just what's needed today. The supporting cast is perfect for this genre and it's nice to see Bernadette Peters back on the screen. Grade/B- Screenplay Written and Directed by  Natalie Krinsky Starring Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Bernadette Peters Synopsis: What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gall