Posts Tagged: Film Review

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

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,

“The Dressmaker” Leaves Viewers Scratching Their Heads

As soon as the credits rolled the mixed emotions and opinions of viewers could be heard throughout the theater. What exactly was that? Starting as a slapstick, American sitcom, morphing into a bodice ripping romance and finishing with a violent horror

“The Dressmaker” Leaves Viewers Scratching Their Heads

As soon as the credits rolled the mixed emotions and opinions of viewers could be heard throughout the theater. What exactly was that? Starting as a slapstick, American sitcom, morphing into a bodice ripping romance and finishing with a violent horror

“Morgan” is a Stylized Science Thriller That Misses the Mark

Morgan looks amazing. It’s sanitized and sharp, with impressive sets, a solid cast, and a compelling premise. Unfortunately, the script meanders, has archetypical characters, a predictable twist, and a hyper-violent conclusion which overshadows the promising initial question- “what if.” Directed by Luke

“Morgan” is a Stylized Science Thriller That Misses the Mark

Morgan looks amazing. It’s sanitized and sharp, with impressive sets, a solid cast, and a compelling premise. Unfortunately, the script meanders, has archetypical characters, a predictable twist, and a hyper-violent conclusion which overshadows the promising initial question- “what if.” Directed by Luke

“Wiener-Dog” is A Somber Reflection of American Heartache

Todd Solondz is a director known for shocking storytelling (Happiness), painful analysis of life in America (Welcome to the Dollhouse), and at times, complete flops (Dark Horse). Wiener-Dog proves to combine all three elements without flopping as hard as some

“Wiener-Dog” is A Somber Reflection of American Heartache

Todd Solondz is a director known for shocking storytelling (Happiness), painful analysis of life in America (Welcome to the Dollhouse), and at times, complete flops (Dark Horse). Wiener-Dog proves to combine all three elements without flopping as hard as some