Category Archives: Movies

“Life Itself” Recharges Viewers with Passion, Intelligence and Nostalgia

Some weeks really are just harder than others. Frustrations at work, miscommunication with loved ones, respected celebrity’s suicides, bills and barking dogs next door. I hit a low at the end of last week and then bounced back quickly after

“Life Itself” Recharges Viewers with Passion, Intelligence and Nostalgia

Some weeks really are just harder than others. Frustrations at work, miscommunication with loved ones, respected celebrity’s suicides, bills and barking dogs next door. I hit a low at the end of last week and then bounced back quickly after

Chekov’s “THE SEAGULL” is One of the First Great Movies of 2018

Translating Chekhov is no small feat. The acclaimed Russian playwright grapples with themes of infidelity, suicide, heartache and the value and cost of fame as well as aging, thrift, and loyalty, but he does so with brevity, grace, and barrels

Chekov’s “THE SEAGULL” is One of the First Great Movies of 2018

Translating Chekhov is no small feat. The acclaimed Russian playwright grapples with themes of infidelity, suicide, heartache and the value and cost of fame as well as aging, thrift, and loyalty, but he does so with brevity, grace, and barrels

“Boom For Real”: New Basquiat Documentary Examines His Early Years

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to command attention thirty years after his death. His continued notoriety is due to his mythic past, his prolific art creation pace because he broke through art barriers as a black man and definitely because no

“Boom For Real”: New Basquiat Documentary Examines His Early Years

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to command attention thirty years after his death. His continued notoriety is due to his mythic past, his prolific art creation pace because he broke through art barriers as a black man and definitely because no

“The Rider” an Intimate and Honest Film About a Real American Cowboy

Rodeo cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) is recovering from a traumatic head injury. He lives with his heavy drinking dad and simple, happy sister in a trailer in the Pine Ridge Indian Plantation. His is a setting of sprawl and

“The Rider” an Intimate and Honest Film About a Real American Cowboy

Rodeo cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) is recovering from a traumatic head injury. He lives with his heavy drinking dad and simple, happy sister in a trailer in the Pine Ridge Indian Plantation. His is a setting of sprawl and

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

“Love, Simon” is the Love Story Everyone Deserves

With a strong cast, great story, smart soundtrack and touching relationships Love, Simon successfully tells a gay love story for teens that will appeal to a mass audience. Simon (Nick Robinson), is a regular kid with a regular family and regular

“Love, Simon” is the Love Story Everyone Deserves

With a strong cast, great story, smart soundtrack and touching relationships Love, Simon successfully tells a gay love story for teens that will appeal to a mass audience. Simon (Nick Robinson), is a regular kid with a regular family and regular

Engage Teens: Do Something Different for National Poetry Month

It can be difficult to think of new ways to encourage readers to read poetry. Many teachers and librarians have scoured Pinterest and have tried the poem in your pocket and every other possible gimmick. Here are some cool books,

Engage Teens: Do Something Different for National Poetry Month

It can be difficult to think of new ways to encourage readers to read poetry. Many teachers and librarians have scoured Pinterest and have tried the poem in your pocket and every other possible gimmick. Here are some cool books,