Category Archives: Reviews

“A Life in Waves” is a Personal Documentary About Music Pioneer Suzanne Ciani

The name Suzanne Ciani won’t ring bells for most viewers and yet after seeing the film, most viewers will realize that they’ve been listening to her sound throughout their life. She is one of the pioneers of electronic music and

“A Life in Waves” is a Personal Documentary About Music Pioneer Suzanne Ciani

The name Suzanne Ciani won’t ring bells for most viewers and yet after seeing the film, most viewers will realize that they’ve been listening to her sound throughout their life. She is one of the pioneers of electronic music and

Murder on the Orient Express is a Lush Visual Throwback to the Classic Whodunit

Director Kenneth Branagh uses Agatha Christie‘s renowned source material to reintroduce the world to her most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot. Poirot is obsessed with balance reads Dickens for enjoyment and cannot abide by polite conversation. Branagh plays Poirot with such

Murder on the Orient Express is a Lush Visual Throwback to the Classic Whodunit

Director Kenneth Branagh uses Agatha Christie‘s renowned source material to reintroduce the world to her most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot. Poirot is obsessed with balance reads Dickens for enjoyment and cannot abide by polite conversation. Branagh plays Poirot with such

LBJ is an Efficient Political Procedural

LBJ is not a biopic that begins at birth and shows the pathway to the presidency but instead begins just years before LBJ joins the Kennedy administration. There are few personal or private scenes, this is about the politics of

LBJ is an Efficient Political Procedural

LBJ is not a biopic that begins at birth and shows the pathway to the presidency but instead begins just years before LBJ joins the Kennedy administration. There are few personal or private scenes, this is about the politics of

Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Director Noah Baumbach moves a step away from the failed romance at the center of The Squid and the Whale and brings none of the youthful energy of Frances Ha to his latest dysfunctional family film, The Meyerowitz Stories (New

Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Director Noah Baumbach moves a step away from the failed romance at the center of The Squid and the Whale and brings none of the youthful energy of Frances Ha to his latest dysfunctional family film, The Meyerowitz Stories (New

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now