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Review: “Paris Can Wait”

“Paris Can Wait” – Cannes is a dream for anyone who loves movies.  Well, this coastal city – located in the south of France and just down the road from Nice – is a dream for anyone, whether he or she enjoys movies or not.  (Although, who could possibly fall into the latter category, really?)  [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Lovers”

“The Lovers” – “Cheating and lying aren’t struggles.  They’re reasons to break up.” – Patti Callahan Henry Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) have been married for eons.  Perhaps many of their years together have been happy, but not recently.  Residing in Santa Clarita, California, this 50-something couple share a comfortable suburban home and drive [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Wall”

“The Wall” – What images immediately come to mind when you read the words, “war movie”?  Human history unfortunately can provide thousands of examples in which people become mired in mass conflict and attempt to kill one another, and the big screens sometimes masterfully recapture those horrific struggles. For me, three films immediately pop into [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Risk”

Risk – Director Laura Poitras stunned the cinema world in 2014 with her Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour”, featuring an exclusive on camera interview with Edward Snowden, the famous whistleblower from the CIA and NSA.  Snowden may have been only sitting on his bed in a nondescript Hong Kong hotel room, but over the course of the [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Dinner”

“The Dinner” – Look up “dinner” in the dictionary, and it reads “the principal meal of the day” and “a formal feast or banquet”.  For most households, however, dinner has a larger meaning.  It is a time when families congregate to share their experiences and feelings while also - functionally - breaking bread.  Sometimes laugher [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Lost City of Z”

“The Lost City of Z” – “It is there, and we must find it.” – Col. Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) “Ain’t nobody comes back from up there.” – A disbeliever When traveling, I frequently look to my phone for five-star reviews for some out of the way restaurant or coffee shop.  Sure, I may not [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Promise”

“The Promise” – “There are churches and mosques like you wouldn’t believe.” In 1914 Constantinople, this is Mikael Boghosian’s (Oscar Isaac) reaction to Turkey’s most prominent city.  Although cultural differences can be a source of tension and divisiveness, Turks and Armenians live in relative harmony during this time, not only in this massive cultural center, [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Tommy’s Honour”

“Tommy’s Honour” – “I love the way the game of golf is lived and played in Scotland.  I always have.” – Tom Watson Many, many fans rightfully consider Tom Watson as golf-royalty, but “Tommy’s Honour” is a biopic about another athlete of the links, Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), a 19th Century prodigy from Scotland. He [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Queen of the Desert”

“Queen of the Desert” – “I doubt there is anyone in the world as happy as I am now.” – Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) Gertrude Bell was a pioneer, an explorer during the turn of the 20th Century, a time when women were generally not pioneers or explorers.  Gertrude’s circumstance is even more unique, because [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Gifted”

“Gifted” – “I look like a Disney character!” – Mary Adler (Mckenna Grace) Mary - a seven year old - exclaims the aforementioned comment in utter disgust while dressed in a cute, frilly red outfit.  It is her first day of school.  Until this particular day, her Uncle Frank (Chris Evans) has homeschooled her, but he [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments