Author Archive: Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Elaine Hegwood Bowen is an editor, writer and film critic in Chicago. She is the proud parent of "the smart rapper"--chemist-turned-rapper, turned humanitarian...Psalm One!

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Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship

Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship is a story of two men who were complete strangers but who share a common denominator—one man’s wife was sleeping with the other man. After many lies and the truth finally unfolding, Bert discovers that his wife, Linda, is having an affair with Arnie. Arnie probably doesn’t realize that […]

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From the Head

From the Head

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Breaking Glass Picture’s new release is a movie called From the Head, which examines the life of a men’s room attendant named Shoes. It’s New York City in 1995, and Shoes works in a strip joint that is always busy with men from all walks of life trying to forget their troubles with booze and broads. […]

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Aliyah

Aliyah

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the new film from Film Movement, there’s Isaac the older brother and Alex the younger brother. The younger brother deals drugs but can’t seem to get ahead, because the older brother is just so messed up that he’s always needing money to get out of one financial bind after another. Such is the life […]

Touch

Touch

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

In America, 75% of all the nail salons are owned and operated by Vietnamese. For his directorial debut, Minh Duc Nguyen, a first-generation Vietnamese immigrant and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s prestigious Cinematic Arts program, chose this humble backdrop for a film about the power of human touch, with memorable performances by […]

Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets

Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Blythe Baxter moved into the city with her father, she never expected to move into the apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop. But an even bigger surprise awaited her. Blythe can talk to the pets…and they can talk back! On June 4, 2013, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Littlest […]

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Pawn

Pawn

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ok, so we have a diner filled with people and a cop who walks in for the customary pastry and cup of java. But this isn’t an ordinary diner, and the cop isn’t an ordinary cop. The cop is Oscar winnerForest Whitaker, and he thinks he knows all that is going on, but he really […]

42

42

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

42 is a film that is drenched in history regarding the first black player to play major league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers—Jackie Robinson, who wore number 42 for the team in 1947, when he integrated the sport. This integration was deliberate, as baseball club owner Branch Rickey, who was a man of great faith […]

The Sweeney

The Sweeney

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tearing up the streets of London, The Sweeney is a stylish and exhilarating action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. The Sweeney is directed by Nick Love and based on the popular 1970s U.K. television show of the same name. This movie from the beginning to the […]

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Polish Bar

Polish Bar

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Polish Bar is a story of faith, loyalty and family. Vincent Piazza plays Reuben, a young, middle-class Jew who is fed up with the family jewelry business. He looks for respect by trying to prove himself as a Hip Hop DJ and working for Polish criminals at the local strip club. In a world of […]

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology is a fast-paced, eye opening film by Tiffany Shlain that explores the impact of technology and the world’s connectiveness to the Internet and other media that serves to make us more independent, when we should certainly be more interdependent on each other to solve the world’s problem. […]

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