Posts Tagged: Film Review

“The Hate U Give” is Not the Movie that the Book Deserves

Angie Thomas‘ powerhouse book The Hate U Give took the publishing world by storm. It was published in February of 2017 and has sat on the New York Times Best Sellers List ever since. Thomas captures the intensity of terror

“The Hate U Give” is Not the Movie that the Book Deserves

Angie Thomas‘ powerhouse book The Hate U Give took the publishing world by storm. It was published in February of 2017 and has sat on the New York Times Best Sellers List ever since. Thomas captures the intensity of terror

“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

“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

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

“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

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will