Award-Winning “Boys State” Is Full of Piss, Vinegar and Hope

2020 will go down in history as perhaps one of our most divisive years in history. At the heart of our way of life through and beyond the Pandemic is our political system, an intrigue of epic proportions such that no one can effectively make a decision or lead us through the ills that affect [...]

By |2020-08-14T09:33:45-07:00August 13th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

GIVEAWAY- Win a pair of Phoenix Film Festival Flex Passes

Enter to win a pair of Flex Passes to the 2019 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL   The Phoenix Film Festival, named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, is back for its 19thyear! The Festival annually screens over 150 films, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars. If you are a movie lover, [...]

By |2019-03-27T22:56:23-07:00March 27th, 2019|Giveaways|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Even as a child watching "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood", I could sense there was something different about him, something special.  At that age, and through adolescence, it was nearly impossible to define.  Each 30-minute episode shared with him felt comfortable.   As an adult, thoughts of his Neighborhood and Make-Believe Land were pushed back into the section of [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:28-07:00June 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

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 |2019-03-11T17:04:13-07:00May 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Eagle Huntress”

“The Eagle Huntress” – In the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton attempted to – but could not break – this country’s ultimate glass ceiling.   On the other side of the world in Mongolia, however, a 13-year-old girl named Aisholpan attempts to shatter a sky-high – and more intimidating - glass ceiling nestled in the [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:06:07-07:00November 11th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Gleason”

Don’t make the mistake of casually dismissing this as a run-of-the-mill sports documentary.  “Gleason” is an incredibly touching, honest, and raw look at how the lives of a former NFL star and his devoted wife are impacted when he is stricken with ALS. As a NFL player, Steve Gleason is perhaps best known for his [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:22-07:00August 4th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Screening- “Gleason” (PHX)

Follow the link to claim your Advance Screening passes to "GLEASON"    Tuesday, August 2  Harkins Camelview at Fashion Square  7:00pm Link: http://www.gofobo.com/GLEASONPHX6 The hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:24-07:00July 31st, 2016|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Review: “The Music of Strangers”

“The Music of Strangers:  Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble“ - In 1936, Hiao-Tsiun Ma, a violinist and music professor, moved from China to France to fuse Chinese music with French composing, but I wonder if he envisioned his son’s grander experiment, taking place 64 years later?   In 2000, Yo-Yo Ma - a master [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:08:04-07:00June 24th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “De Palma”

The very aspects that make this unusual documentary amazing are the same attributes that are likely to alienate non-cinefiles. The name Brian De Palma is widely recognized as belonging to a famous director.  He did “Scarface” and “Carrie,” but how many of his other films are you aware of?  What is he known for?  Unless [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:08:12-07:00June 16th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Free Screening – “De Palma” at Harkins 101 (PHX)

Phoenix Film Festival presents De Palma Week Win a pair of passes to "DePalma" a documentary retrospective of his career One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:08:18-07:00June 8th, 2016|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments