I don’t consider myself a Luddite, but I know I am more analog that digital. Because of that I’ve never quite caught on to some of the technological advancements that keep coming. Case in point: Bitcoin. So it was with both interest and trepidation that I watched Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain.
What happens when those that are left behind are forced to clean up the mess of those that have left us? Directed by Steve McQueen, Widows tells the story of a police shootout that leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows — Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice… [Read More]
In the third collection of PIXAR’s short films, following the 2007 and 2012 editions, a delightful menagerie of thirteen short films is available for audiences to watch at their leisure. Some of them are stellar packages of morals and vision; others are more for simple entertainment. Here are my five favorites: “Piper” may be my… [Read More]
A modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac, #Roxy is a movie about Cyrus Nollen (Jake Short), a boy with a big nose who is very tech savvy and feels he can’t be loved because of his physical appearance. He is in love with his best friend, Roxy (Sarah Fisher), one of the more popular girls… [Read More]
Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) was a tough New York bouncer working hard to provide for his family. When the club he worked for closed, Tony needed quick work to pay the bills. He heard of an opportunity driving and providing security for a doctor. Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) (a doctor of music, psychology… [Read More]
We have enough tensions and challenges for a lifetime—between countries, between companies, between individuals. Mars is no exception.
Addiction can tear apart families and ruin lives. Often the bonds of love lead people to try to help in whatever way they can. But those bonds can be fragile. Beautiful Boy is the story of a family that had to deal over a period of years with an addict who just couldn’t seem to be able to break away from his dependency
Directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire, China Love takes us on a billion-dollar ride of fantasy-exploring, contemporary China through the window of the pre-wedding photography industry. Following couples as they navigate love, weddings and family in preparation for their upcoming marriage, the film also highlights the incredible changes taking place in a nation that is searching for the… [Read More]
Based on the memoir of Garrard Conley, and written and directed by Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased is based on a true story that shows us the struggle of coming out, particularly in a religious home, and the dangers of conversion therapy. Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges) was the son of a pastor and grew up in a… [Read More]
Ron Stallworth is the first black officer in the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s, and while assigned to the intelligence division, he calls the number for the local Klu Klux Klan. Invited to the chapter, Stallworth puts his Jewish co-worker up to impersonating him at the meeting. Before too long, the black man… [Read More]