Director Guari Shinde’s Dear Zindagi is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy, where romance exists but is not all we see from our female protagonist “Kaira” (Alia Bhatt). Kaira is driven in her career as a cinematographer, but when a setback forces her to move back home, she is able to finally confront her… Continue reading DEAR ZINDAGI


Co-written and directed by Marina Donahue, All in Time is the story of a banker named “Charlie” (Sean Modica) who quits his well-paying New York City job, moves back home, and follows his dream of managing a rock band. But when things begin to fall apart, he is forced to make the difficult decision of… Continue reading ALL IN TIME


Filmmakers Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken bring audiences an inspirational documentary about the power of music and the bond it creates between cultures. Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, has rich history as one of the country’s artistic hubs. But when bans were placed upon music and musical expression starting in 1977, the city… Continue reading SONG OF LAHORE


Written, directed, and starred in by Negin Farsad and Jeremy Redleaf, 3rd Street Blackout is a quirky comedy about a tech-loving couple who must reevaluate their relationship when a storm hits Manhattan causing a blackout. (JEP: 3.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry “Mina Shamkhali” (Negin Farsad) and “Rudy Higgins” (Jeremy Redleaf) are a… Continue reading 3RD STREET BLACKOUT


Filmmakers Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter bring us a wonderfully crafted romantic comedy about a 60-something year old woman who falls for her much younger coworker. Hello, My Name is Doris is clever, moving, and wonderfully acted. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this film! (JEP: 4.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry… Continue reading HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS


Based on the book by Liz Tuccillo, How to Be Single is a hysterical female-driven comedy that offers multiple viewpoints on what it means to be single. With a cast of characters all at different stages of their lives and “singleness,” the film is touching, ridiculous, and relatable—filled with one laugh after the next.   (JEP:… Continue reading HOW TO BE SINGLE


Written by Desiree Van Til and Sean Mewshaw, Tumbledown is a tale of letting go and finding love in the most unexpected of places. “Hannah”—wonderfully played by Rebecca Hall—is unable to move on from the loss of her late husband. But when a New York City writer comes into town, unbeknownst to them both, it is… Continue reading TUMBLEDOWN


Written and directed by Leslye Headland, Sleeping With Other People is a fresh take on the rom come genre, following two self-admitted “sex addicts” who were each other’s first times. When they reconnect twelve years later, what starts as a rekindled friendship threatens to become something more when feelings can no longer be ignored. (JEP:… Continue reading SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE


Written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, the pair deliver a wonderful and original film about a lonely college freshman living in New York, whose life becomes a lot more eventful the moment she reaches out to her soon-to-be stepsister. (JEP: 4.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry As a freshman at Barnard College,… Continue reading MISTRESS AMERICA