Posts Tagged: movie review

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

“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: “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

“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