Category Archives: Movies

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,

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” Misses the Mark

Based on the true story of early Hollywood ingenue Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool begins with Grahame, in her late 60’s falling for a much younger man, Peter (Jamie Bell) who lives in her apartment

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” Misses the Mark

Based on the true story of early Hollywood ingenue Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool begins with Grahame, in her late 60’s falling for a much younger man, Peter (Jamie Bell) who lives in her apartment

…And the Award for the Most Compelling Trio of Performances in a Single Year Goes To…Michael Stuhlbarg

Even though other names are getting more attention at the beginning of this year’s award season, few regular movie goers could object that Michael Stuhlbarg was the most important actor of the year. He starred in three of the best

…And the Award for the Most Compelling Trio of Performances in a Single Year Goes To…Michael Stuhlbarg

Even though other names are getting more attention at the beginning of this year’s award season, few regular movie goers could object that Michael Stuhlbarg was the most important actor of the year. He starred in three of the best

Movie Review: “Call Me By Your Name” is a Rapturous Love Story with the Best Performances of the Year

Call Me By Your Name is a cinematic day in the sun by the pool. Shot on 35mm film the sexy, hazy scenery of Northern Italy becomes a dreamy playground for an unexpected, honest and passionate love story with two

Movie Review: “Call Me By Your Name” is a Rapturous Love Story with the Best Performances of the Year

Call Me By Your Name is a cinematic day in the sun by the pool. Shot on 35mm film the sexy, hazy scenery of Northern Italy becomes a dreamy playground for an unexpected, honest and passionate love story with two

Movie Review: “The Greatest Showman” is More “High School Musical” than “Moulin Rogue”

Although the ads feature glitz and glow, The Greatest Showman doesn’t possess enough life force to keep audiences engaged. There are no characters to root for and their problems are so mundane that the audience must wade through the brackish

Movie Review: “The Greatest Showman” is More “High School Musical” than “Moulin Rogue”

Although the ads feature glitz and glow, The Greatest Showman doesn’t possess enough life force to keep audiences engaged. There are no characters to root for and their problems are so mundane that the audience must wade through the brackish