Author Archive: Adrienne Foon

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Pina Bausch in Dancing Dreams

Pina Bausch in Dancing Dreams

| March 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

This documentary is about a group of young teenagers from different areas and backgrounds who gather on Saturdays to take a dance class. For most of them it is an introduction to a new world. A few of the boys have some experience with hip-hop dancing but the rest are completely unfamiliar with the world […]

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Pianomania

Pianomania

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pianomania is a glimpse into the life of Stephan Knupfer, Steinway & Son’s Chief Technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Austria. His job relies not just on a thorough technical knowledge of the piano but also on knowing the individual sound and timbre of each instrument, it’s limits and it’s capabilities in relation to what […]

Mulberry Child

Mulberry Child

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mulberry Child is a documentary on the life of Jian Ping, author of the book “Mulberry Child” and her family. Jian was born in 1960 during Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward. Her father, although devoted to the Communist Party was sequestered away and labeled as a “traitor” because he had stood up for a friend […]

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Chalet Girl

Chalet Girl

| January 24, 2012

Chalet Girl is a teenage romantic comedy about a young tomboy, Kim, (Felicity Jones) who was successfully competing in skateboard competitions until she was derailed by the sudden death of her mother in a car accident. Her summer job at the local burger joint turns into the meager bread and butter for her and her […]

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I Don’t Know How She Does It

I Don’t Know How She Does It

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

I Don’t Know How She Does It is a romantic comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, and Christina Hendricks . It’s about Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker), a hard working, career driven top executive, and how she struggles to balance work and family while dealing with the often chauvinistic world […]

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Tanner Hall

Tanner Hall

| December 12, 2011

Tanner Hall is about the lives of a group of teenaged friends at a small all-girls boarding school in New England. Fernanda (Rooney Mara) is the main lead. She is dreading the fact that her childhood acquaintance, the spoiled, self righteous and manipulative, Victoria, is attending her school this term. It follows the trials and […]

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Ice Age:A Mammoth Christmas Special

Ice Age:A Mammoth Christmas Special

| December 6, 2011

The whole gang is back, including the entertaining interwoven vignettes of Scrat chasing his elusive acorn! This time the story focuses on proving the existence of Santa Claus and how the gang helps to save Christmas. It starts out with the Manny bringing home a Christmas rock that is a family heirloom to them. Sid, […]

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Love Begins

Love Begins

| November 20, 2011

This movie is apparently the prequel to the series Love Comes Softly shown on the Hallmark channel. The show had undertones of Little House on the Prairie in its earnestness, the likeability of its characters, and the Christian undertones. It takes place in a small, Western-style town and focuses on two young women, 18-year-old Ellen […]

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Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine

| October 19, 2011

Oranges and Sunshine depicts the true story of British social worker, Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), who by chance uncovered the scandalous covert deportation of over 100,000 children that took place over 2 decades from the United Kingdom to Australia by boat. Many parents were told their children had been adopted and on to a better […]

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

| August 30, 2011

Despite its campy title and a few campy elements which, to be fair, are actually an ode to traditional martial arts films, I found Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame both engaging and captivating. What’s not to like about a story of a real life FEMALE ruler equipped with her own right […]

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