“Just Wright” by Sanaa Hamri (USA, 2010)

Just Wright

Just like her first feature, Hamri’s third movie uses romance to break prejudices – this time against non-canon forms of beauty / More formulaic than her first feature / Good performance by Queen Latifah /¬†Same fatherly figure as in her previous two movies ūüôā

Cast: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Written by Michael Elliot
Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin
Cinematography by Terry Stacey
Film Editing by Melissa Kent

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“Obvious Child” by Gillian Robespierre (USA, 2014)

Obvious Child

First feature / A Woody Allen (the artist not the dirty old man) in a liberated female way!

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind. Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Screenplay: Gillian Robespierre
Music by Chris Bordeaux
Cinematography by Chris Teague
Film Editing by Casey Brooks

“A Woman, A Part” by Elisabeth Subrin (USA, 2016)

A Woman A Part

Great acting, but the way the lead actress is kept at a distance prevents a better empathy

Cast: Maggie Siff, John Ortiz, Cara Seymour
Director: Elisabeth Subrin
Writer: Elisabeth Subrin
Cinematographer: Chris Dapkins
Editor: Jennifer Ruff

“Most Beautiful Island” by Ana Asensio (USA, 2017)

Most Beautiful Island

” BIG APPLE BIG DREAMS” – Excellent first feature

Cast: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden
Screenplay: Ana Asensio
Director: Ana Asensio
Director of Photography: Noah Greenberg
Music by Jeffery Alan Jones
Film Editing by Carl Ambrose, Francisco Bello

“Thick As Thieves” by Mimi Leder (USA, 2009)

Thick As Thieves

Cast: Rade Serbedzija, Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster
Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Ted Humphrey
Music by¬†Atli √Ėrvarsson
Cinematography by Julio Macat
Film Editing by Martin Nicholson

“Prince Of The City” by Sydney Lumet (USA, 1981)

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Actors: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers:¬†Jay Presson Allen¬†(screenplay),¬†Sidney Lumet(screenplay)¬†|¬†1 more credit¬†¬Ľ
Music by Paul Chihara
Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Film Editing by Jack Fitzstephens

“Gimme The Loot” (Adam Leon, USA 2012)

Gimme The Loot

Good dialogues. The gospels are annoying.

Cast: Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Meeko, Zoe Lescaze, Sam Soghor, Joshua Rivera
Written and directed by Adam Leon
Music: Nicholas Britell
Cinematography: Jonathan Miller
Editing: Morgan Faust