The dynamic of change and lack of change is explored in the family drama Back to Burgundy. It is the story of the reunion of three siblings on their family’s vineyard. There is much that is the same as it has always been, but also much that changes day by day.
On the surface, this looks like a date night movie for the Leisure World set. But the wisdom the film imparts can be absorbed by people of any age.
“And yet she persisted” is a political statement in the US. It speaks to women seeking a voice to speak to power. But a woman’s persistence takes on a much deeper importance in the Tunisian film Beauty and the Dogs.
Barbara (Madison Wolfe) is a delightfully nuanced young woman who wrestles with a Dungeons & Dragons … that no one else can see. In I Kill Giants, a film adapted by Joe Kelly from his own comic book (co-authored with Ken Niimura), Barbara fights against giants that she alone can see, while tangling with ‘typical’ middle school… [Read More]
Based on Ross Macdonald’s novel The Moving Target, Harper (1966) was Paul Newman’s starring turn as the detective who would pursue missing persons and find the truth. In the vein of Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, Harper is an adaptation of Archer, Macdonald’s creation, by renowned screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, All the President’s… [Read More]
i genuinely dig Ricky Gervais plenty, and i’m thankful for The Office, like, for sure i appreciate his iconoclastic approach to comedy; i relate to his atheism, tho i’m not an atheist myself, as you’ll gather below however, i noticed him make a move in his recent Netflix comedy special, Ricky Gervais: Humanity, that i’d… [Read More]
One of the points that Vanier makes in the film is that “L’Arche is not a utopia, but a hope.” It is that sense of hope in the community of people who care for and about one another that is the real value of the film.
No one believes the Flash when he tells them that there’s a superfast guy who is causing him to relive days like he’s Bill Murray. That is, until he (well, James Arnold Taylor’s voice) realizes that Zatanna (Kate Micucci) and Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson) can direct him in the right… time… with some magical… [Read More]
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues Phase 3 with the third solo film of Thor. The first Thor film was good, not great, but good. The second film was a big disappointment and a missed opportunity with one of Thor’s comic based greatest foes in Malekith. In Thor: Ragnarok, we get arguably the best film out… [Read More]
Consider this my defense of Justice League, the movie that kids have been dreaming about since Gardner Fox invented the team-up in March 1960, or at least since my generation watched the Wonder Twins and their better-equipped posse in Super Friends from 1973 to 1986. We’ve longed for a film that would take the skills and personalities Grant… [Read More]