Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner Pits Saintly Healer vs Arrogant Billionaire

A more appropriate title for Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow as opposite examples of humankind, might be “Beatriz Goes Berserk.”...
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Rocks! A Film Review

Gal Gadot may not have been born on the mysterious Island of Themyscira, but she seems to have been born to play the role...
Queen of the desert

Queen of the Desert Is Stranger Than Fiction

A film written and directed by acclaimed German director/screenwriter Werner Herzog, starring Nicole Kidman, should have been better. The true story of Gertrude Bell,...
Dr. Strange Review

Dr. Strange Review: Spectacular Special Effects

Dr. Strange Review: Marvel Outdoes Itself With Special Effects For those of you who aren’t well acquainted with Marvel’s Super Heroes, Dr. Strange is not...
Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye: Dismal Portrayal of Reclusive Author J. D. Salinger

Rebel in the Rye is something called a “biopic” in the movie industry. That term too often means the creative team is trying very...

“Denial” Standout Cast Falls Flat In Historic Drama

Film Review: Denial Release Date: October 7, 2016 Production Company: Participant Media, BBC Films Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spell, Andrew Scott, Caren Pistorius Rated: PG-13 Based on...
Blaze Foley

BLAZE Film Premieres In Texas In August

BLAZE, co-written, produced and directed by four-time Academy-Award® nominated actor and screenwriter Ethan Hawke, will premiere across Texas in August to celebrate the film’s...
A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Is A Life Affirming Film

A Man Called Ove- Top Pick For Best Foreign Film One of my top picks for best foreign film this year is a Swedish entry,...
The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman Lieutenant Focuses On WWI Love Triangle

The Ottoman Lieutenant Review Paladin Studio’s The Ottoman Lieutenant is a dramatic film about three idealistic (and incredibly good-looking) young people in the early 1900s....
Beauty and the beast review

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Recreates the Magic

Beauty and The Beast Review: Still Magical No matter how many versions I’ve seen of this “tale as old as time,” it never grows old....