In his latest film, THE POST, Steven Spielberg and his all-star cast aren’t satisfied with merely retelling a chapter in American history. They’re on a search for truth and justice in our culture today. This week, Steve welcomes back Kevin McLenithan (Seeing and Believing) to dig into THE POST while also offering their Top 3… [Read More]
Let’s get this out of the way quickly. If you’re not a fan on the original Blade Runner, you will likely not be particularly interested or impressed by its sequel, Blade Runner 2049. If you, like myself, are a fan of the original, however… maybe everything has led to this. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival),… [Read More]
As usual, I expect I’ll name things you’ve never heard of (except from my reviews), and unless you live in a town with a good art house may never have been able to see.
Written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby, Paddington 2 sees the return of everyone’s favourite bear as he settles into life with the Brown family in London. However, when a misunderstanding leads to Paddington’s arrest, he and the Browns set out to clear his name and prove his innocence. After being offered the opportunity to… [Read More]
What can happen in our world if we just attempt to look for the best in others and simply be nice? Perhaps we should strive to find out.
Set in the later years of the Vietnam War, Katherine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and her editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) suddenly find themselves in the possession of papers exposing the American government’s cover-ups. As her shareholders are growing anxious and question her ability to lead, she and Bradlee must decide whether they… [Read More]
It’s hard to think of a time when a film that highlights the First Amendment is not timely, but it certainly seems especially so with this film.
Written and directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, Nebraska), downsizing takes us into the near future when a new procedure that shrinks people to the height of five inches is introduced in order to minimize waste around the globe. After meeting a friend who has undergone the process, Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and his wife, Audrey… [Read More]
I was in college, of prime draft age, when M*A*S*H hit the theaters in 1970. That probably says a lot about what I found so appealing about that film when I first saw it.
How do you determine the price of the important things in life? That question lies in the background all through All the Money in the World. “Inspired by true events”, it is a thriller based on the 1973 kidnapping of a grandson of “the richest man who had ever lived”, J. Paul Getty.