A clip from Margot Robbie’s best performance

Margot Robbie turns 30 years young on July 2!  Happy Birthday, Ms. Robbie.  Margot has worked with big costars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Domhnall Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and more. She’s also played one of the biggest female comic book villains in movie history…twice, but our favorite Margot Robbie performance is her masterful turn as Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya” (2017). In this clip, a judge hands down a difficult sentence to Ms. Harding (Robbie), and when our critic saw “I, Tonya” at the 2017 Toronto International Film…

‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ arrives in theatres in July 2020

“The Broken Hearts Gallery” – starring Geraldine Viswanathan – arrives in theatres in July 2020, and here’s the 411 on this new romantic comedy! Links:   Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/brokenheartsgallery/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrokenHeartsGal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brokenheartsgallery/ Website: https://www.brokenheartsgallery.movie/ 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…

‘2 Hearts’ arrives in theatres on Sept. 11, 2020

“2 Hearts” – starring Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Adan Canto, and Radha Mitchell – is a romantic drama arriving in theatres on Friday, September 11, 2020. Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2HeartstheFilm/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/2heartsthefilm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/2heartsthefilm/ Website: www.2heartsthefilm.com Synopsis: For two couples, the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted.  Based on an inspirational true story, “2 Hearts” is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirt, and challenges audiences to believe miracles…

Happy 80th Birthday, Chuck Norris!

Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch.  He decides what time it is. Whether it’s Father Time’s decision or not, March 10 is Chuck Norris’ birthday!  Believe it or not, this U.S. Air Force Air Policeman, martial artist and television/movie star is 80 years old.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Norris! Now, Chuck burst onto the scene in director/writer/star Bruce Lee’s Hong Kong production “The Way of the Dragon” (1972), as he took on the aforementioned legend in a memorable 6-minute fight to the death. Soon after, Hollywood came calling and placed Norris…

Celebrate ‘I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day’ with ‘Falling Down’

Have you ever been slighted at work?  Did you have a year go by without a raise?  Worse yet, have you ever been laid off? Well, if you are frustrated with work, today’s politics or feeling paralyzed with the raging infernos in Australia, January 7 is your day.   It’s ‘I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day’!  To help celebrate, here’s a clip from 1993’s “Falling Down”. “Falling Down” (1993) – Let go from his defense contract job and stuck on a Los Angeles roadway, William (Michael Douglas) leaves his…

Political Thriller Week: ‘Three Days of the Condor’

“Three Days of the Condor” – Joe Turner (Robert Redford) is a researcher at the American Literary Historical Society, which sounds like the most harmless job on the planet, next to elementary school librarian and feather duster.  Well, on an ordinary day, he leaves for lunch, and when he returns, everyone in the said place of work is dead.  He rightly assumes that he could be next. Oh, Turner, by the way, works for the CIA, and the historical society is simply a cover. Director Sydney Pollack keeps us guessing…

Political Thriller Week: ‘The Lives of Others’

“The Lives of Others” –  Despite popular belief, the U.S.A. does not corner the market on all political thrillers, and a perfect example is Germany’s absorbing and twisty “The Lives of Others”, which won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The year is 1984, before the Berlin Wall came down, and not only do East Germans feel generally oppressed, but it’s not safe for them to converse freely in the comfort of their homes either.  The government could be listening. This is exactly what playwright Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch)…

Political Thriller Week: ‘In the Line of Fire’

AHFW’s Political Thriller Week is firing on all cylinders on Day 2 with director Wolfgang Petersen’s “In the Line of Fire” (1993).  Secret Service Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is still rattled with guilt after President Kennedy’ assassination in 1963, and it’s 30 years later, and a new threat grabs his attention and thoughts of the past.  Eastwood plays an even mix of machismo and vulnerability that lies in the center of the film’s emotional core, and while he is perfectly cast as the troubled protagonist, John Malkovich’s creepy, loner turn…

Political Thriller Week: ‘No Way Out’

Washington D.C. is up in arms with an ongoing scandal, and AHFW is not taking a side, but it is a very topical theme at the moment.  So, we’d thought we’d look back at four of our favorite political thrillers! Kevin Costner burst on the scene with two movies in 1985:  “Fandango” and “Silverado”.   Apparently, films ending in “o” were big that year.  Didn’t Hollywood release “Jello”, “Figaro” and “Oreo” in 1985 as well?  Mmm….perhaps not. Anyway, in “No Way Out” (1987), Costner plays U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tom Farrell, and…

10 Classic ’80s Sci-fi Moments: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

#1 – “The Empire Strikes Back” – Darth Vader’s reveal – June 20, 1980 is a day that shook the world.  On this day, the much anticipated sequel to “Star Wars” (1977) hit the big screen, and in the film’s third act, Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones) reveals that he is Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) father. What?? Absolutely no one saw this coming, and this seminal moment forever-altered fans perception of the series and its characters, and it became the fulcrum for every “Star Wars” film afterwards, except for…