Movie Review: “Ad Astra”

If the Latin title isn't a big enough clue, "Ad Astra" lands squarely in the cerebral and philosophical sub-genre of science fiction films.  While the trailer does hint at a little action and mystery, they are simply window dressing to a film that somberly addresses depression, abandonment, and other existential questions. The film opens with [...]

By |2019-09-19T20:33:15-07:00September 19th, 2019|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 |2019-03-11T17:04:22-07:00April 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 |2019-03-11T17:04:22-07:00April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments