Kubo and the Two Strings (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) dir. Travis Knight written by: Marc Haimes, Chris Butler, Shannon Tindle starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara   3.25 out of 4 stars Cultural appropriation damages dignity for those at the receiving end.  From… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: A Bigger Splash (2016)

   A Bigger Splash (2016) dir. Luca Guadagnino written by: David Kajganich, Alain Page starring: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson   3.75 out of 4 stars Few actors get me more excited lately than Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts, and… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

   Hail, Caesar! (2016) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton       3.5  out of 4 stars Showbiz movies have not been terribly intriguing lately, most… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Spectre (2015)

Spectre (2015) dir. Sam Mendes written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott 3 out of 4 stars Opening with an impressive, explosion fueled sequence… Continue Reading