Movie Review: “A Ghost Story”

Occasionally we come across a film that deserves to be admired for a variety of reasons but still cannot be recommended as a “good movie.”  For simplicity's sake, this article’s definition of a “good movie” is a film that can be recommended to a specific audience group who will appreciate the experience it provides.  By [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:54-07:00July 20th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Lion”

“Lion” -  In 2016, I imagine that a vast majority of kindergartners probably do not have mountains of responsibility or stress.  I am not familiar with the average kindergarten curriculum these days, but when I went to school – about 150 years ago - I remember memorizing my phone number, learning to tie my shoes [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:32-07:00December 23rd, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Kubo & the Two Strings”

Laika, the stop-motion animation studio that produced “Coraline”, “ParaNorman” and “The Boxtrolls”, continue to dazzle and push the boundaries of the genre.  “Kubo & the Two Strings” isn’t flawless but still manages to amaze. The film opens on a dark, moonless night.  Kubo (Art Parkinson) is an infant, aboard a raft with his mother who [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:03-07:00August 18th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Carol”

“Carol” - As I grow older, I more frequently hear from friends or colleagues, “Remember the good old days?” Well, I usually refrain from wearing rose-colored glasses when examining the past.  For example, looking back at the 1950s:  the chickenpox vaccine did not exist, southern schools were segregated, tooth fillings were made of mercury, and [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:21-07:00December 25th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments