My dad took me to a little theater in Westbrook, Connecticut in 1977 to see Star Wars. My parents were not movie people, and I always had to beg them to take me. The near hour-long drive to any movie theater provided a serious obstacle. But take me he did. Even at ten I was… Continue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” review: The Fall of a Franchise
Wow, I sure did want to like A Wrinkle in Time. On the surface it has everything going for it. Classic story, inclusive cast, big action, special effects bonanza, Hollywood darling-director Ava DuVernay, Captain Kirk, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah. It also had a hundred and three million dollar price tag. How could it go wrong?… Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time sure is a Big Pile of Messy Laundry
Prometheus is a good movie.
David Lowery has become one of my favorite up-and-coming directors. I remember enjoying his art house western Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), but he really earned my interest with his decision to direct a Disney children’s movie, Pete’s Dragon (2016). Lowery executed a potentially soulless mission with care and grace. He didn’t sell-out, Disney bought-in.… Continue reading A Ghost Story is an Intimate and Cosmic Masterpiece
A movie that grabs you and doesn’t let go.
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SCOOBY DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED Donald Trump’s aggressive and irrational “criticism” of any bad press he gets has made the legitimacy of mainstream media a constant conversation. Unfortunately his baseless ranting has derailed actual media criticism. News media is a powerful entity- the information it delivers sways opinions, influences the actions… Continue reading What Donald Trump and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Have in Common
John Wick: Chapter 2 is a modern day take on the classical myth.