Category Archives: Reviews

Movie Review: “Hot Summer Nights” Never Finds its Footing

Visually appealing as it may be, Hot Summer Nights can’t decide what movie it wants to be and as it pings to one type of story and then pongs back to another, it loses viewer’s empathy and interest. There is

Movie Review: “Hot Summer Nights” Never Finds its Footing

Visually appealing as it may be, Hot Summer Nights can’t decide what movie it wants to be and as it pings to one type of story and then pongs back to another, it loses viewer’s empathy and interest. There is

The Yasmin Books Combine Vibrant Illustrations with a Spunky Pakistani Girl to Make a Winning New Early Reader Series

Yasmin is full of energy, imagination, and creativity. She explores her community, discovers her inner artist, builds her dream town, designs her own clothes and never gives up when she meets an obstacle. Yasmin asks herself questions when she is

The Yasmin Books Combine Vibrant Illustrations with a Spunky Pakistani Girl to Make a Winning New Early Reader Series

Yasmin is full of energy, imagination, and creativity. She explores her community, discovers her inner artist, builds her dream town, designs her own clothes and never gives up when she meets an obstacle. Yasmin asks herself questions when she is

Movie Review: “Eighth Grade” Fuses Humor with Honesty Making an A+ Film

By guest reviewer: Simone Haight Eighth Grade is the film the world needs right now. Combining humor with honesty, Burnham epitomizes 2018 and the modern age of social media. Burnham takes the audience back to their younger, awkward, more vulnerable

Movie Review: “Eighth Grade” Fuses Humor with Honesty Making an A+ Film

By guest reviewer: Simone Haight Eighth Grade is the film the world needs right now. Combining humor with honesty, Burnham epitomizes 2018 and the modern age of social media. Burnham takes the audience back to their younger, awkward, more vulnerable

“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

Kindness and Creativity Save the Day In “Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle”

Birdie and Anya both want to be the butterfly in the school play about insects. The problem is, there can only be one butterfly. Anya insists on playing the butterfly and Birdie agrees to be the caterpillar. Birdie has an

Kindness and Creativity Save the Day In “Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle”

Birdie and Anya both want to be the butterfly in the school play about insects. The problem is, there can only be one butterfly. Anya insists on playing the butterfly and Birdie agrees to be the caterpillar. Birdie has an

“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