A Monster Calls, Lion (2016): Movie Review

Tearjerkers are back in theaters this winter, chasing your money and your hearts.  With the Weinstein company’s Lion and J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls, we find two stories of familial separation, each of which miss their mark when approaching their… Continue Reading

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

Dramatic Acting Honors 2015

This was a very difficult list to narrow down.  Some of the longlists numbered three times the five I allow.  Let’s see what I chose. My nominees are: The Gentlemen Best Actor in a Leading Role, Drama  Abraham Attah – Beast of… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Carol (2015)

Carol (2015) dir. Todd Haynes written by: Phyllis Nagy starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson 4 out of 4 stars Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt was published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan in 1952. Best known these days as… Continue Reading