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Review: “Wakefield”

“Wakefield” – “I’m totally bewildered by the situation that I created for myself.” – Howard Wakefield “A short story is the shortest distance between two points.  A novel is the scenic route.” – Robert J. Sawyer Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is a married man who lives in a big, beautiful house nestled in an affluent [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “Alien: Covenant”

How do you like your sci-fi?  Do you prefer mind-numbing and life-altering philosophical explorations? Or would you rather shut your brain off while watching spaceships, aliens, and mayhem?  With “Alien: Covenant”  Ridley Scott attempts to meld both of these into a single film.  However, what could have been a brilliant hybrid is instead a painfully [...]

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

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: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

I’ve been developing a theory over the past few years.  It still needs further research, but it seems to hold true.  You can tell a film will be exceptional or exceptionally poor based on the creativity of the opening credits.  The opening credits of GotG2 is a great example of this.  The team has assembled [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: “The Circle”

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin It's almost cliche at this point to use the above quote, but it encapsulates the theme of Emma Watson's latest film, The Circle.  The film is directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and is based on [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “American Gods”

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” is finally premiering Sunday night, April 30th on STARZ.   That statement will either fill you with excitement or curiosity depending on if you are familiar with the 2001 award winning novel it is based on or not.  Reviewing the series is tricky, as the information to properly critique it varies [...]

By |April 30th, 2017|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews, T.V. Reviews|0 Comments