Life is a series of transitions, bookended by the two great transitions of birth and death. But along the way there are many more shifts in our lives—some trivial, others more profound. The Midwife is a story of the transitions of life that is (like life) a mixture of humor and poignancy.
Recently, Steve Norton and I were lucky enough to attend an advance screening of The Big Sick in Toronto, which had two surprise guests – Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon! This film had already been released in select cities in the States at the time of the advance screening, and will have… [Read More]
It’s been six years since the last installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. (Tell the truth: did you miss it?) Captain Jack Sparrow et al. are back in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with the same mixture of comedy, adventure, and romance that the series is known for
When a historian from the year 2592 visits present day New York City, she has a lot to learn. Actually it’s not a planned visit. There was a time traveling accident and she was separated from her group and is alone in this world she has only read about.
now, if you’ve Netflix, you’ve noticed a number of new stand-up specials nestling about the new releases i do and have, and dig the comedy, and so recently dug Chappelle, Louis C.K., Jo Koy, Amy Schumer; got eyes on others i also dig on Pete Holmes, and so dug season one of Crashing on HBO, which is Judd… [Read More]
The film seeks to be a satirical look at the gun control debate. Some of the film gives some of the arguments in support of fewer guns, but no real effort to reflect the thinking of Second Amendment advocates.
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) lives her life the only way she knows how… for herself. Ruined by alcohol and partying, she finds herself out on the street after her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) tires of her behaviour and asks her to move out of his apartment. With nowhere else to go, she returns to her childhood home… [Read More]
When birth and death are so near in a film, we should expect that we are being asked to reflect not just on mortality, but on the meaning of all that lies between those two bookends of life.
It’s not so much a story of looking for work as it is a story that seeks to consider what makes work valuable in our lives. That ties it into the way our culture has adopted the Protestant work ethic.
The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar is an entertaining look at the old Hollywood Studio System with a load of insider references. (I would love to have a Cliff Notes type of resource to identify all those references.)