July 2017 Viewing Summary

So another month has come and gone … and it was quite frankly a pretty sweet month for me at the movies. After… [more]

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Times the Book Was WAY Better … A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay

I would venture a guess that most lovers of cinema have a soft spot for the written word as well. I know… [more]

Times the Book Was WAY Better … A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay Times the Book Was WAY Better ... A Post Brought to You Courtesy of #BookLoversDay

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017)

This has taken way, way too long to make its way to my blog.  But it is here now so let’s have at… [more]

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017) Summary Thoughts on "Logan" (2017)

FEUD: Bette and Joan

Here, at the outset, I will admit to the following - I was not particularly excited at the prospect of… [more]

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Featured Posts

I Am Not Your Negro (2016/7)

Where does one begin with this amazing documentary and make no mistake - let’s get that out of the way – this is an AMAZING documentary that I recommend everyone seek and discover. In these uncertain times, I have often found myself at a loss of words on how to articulate exactly what I feel as I … [Read More...]

Fences (2016) – from the Great White Way to the Silver Screen

Many years ago, I had the great pleasure of seeing Denzel Washington and Viola Davis perform the August Wilson play Fences on Broadway. Fast forward a few years later, imagine my surprise (?) when news came out that they would be reprising their roles for the big screen. Of course, the cynical side … [Read More...]

Sing Street (2016)

Maybe somewhere buried in this blog (or maybe not), I have talked about my unwavering love of music from the 1980s. Hands down and without a doubt it is a favorite period of mine. Just talking about the sounds of the era automatically fill me up with a sense of nostalgia. I guess some of my … [Read More...]

Looking Back at 2016

As the sun sets on what can only be described as an "interesting" year, time for some reflections, thoughts, and hope for what is to come in 2017 both cinematically and for the world as a whole. A bunch of wouldas-couldas-shouldas. Normally I am eager to run to my latest multiplex or art house … [Read More...]

Star Wars’ Rogue One – A Standout Standalone in the Galactic Series

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was just about any and everything you could hope for in a story where you (kinda?) know what the overall outcome is. Or at the very least, it is a story which will answer some of those lingering questions a Star Wars movie fan might have had, but were not addressed … [Read More...]

Hot Take: Doctor Strange (2016)

This month saw the release of yet another installment of the Marvel cinematic world - Doctor Strange. If I am to be honest, my ever expanding cinematic wish list did not include this title, but lo and behold, I found myself on a Saturday morning in a 3D IMAX theater on opening weekend. Go … [Read More...]

Carnival of Souls (1962), a.k.a. Why Do I Put Myself Through This? Halloween Edition

First off, Happy Halloween Night, guys and ghouls! Secondly - as the title of this post indicates - why do I do this to myself? Mind you, I really do like watching scary films, but usually in mixed company where my sheer terror can be diffused by the enjoyment of watching the film with a … [Read More...]

Kicks (2016)

Kicks (2016) has been out in cinemas for around a month, but I think it is worth a mention as it is an inspired feature film debut from of one Justin Tipping (who was also the film's co-writer alongside Joshua Beirne-Golden). With a cast that combines newcomers as well as emerging talent (Kofi … [Read More...]

NYFF54 Feature: I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Ken Loach's brilliant I, Daniel Blake is a scathing portrait of a welfare system drowning in a sea of bureaucracy. Our way into this story is through "everyman" Daniel Blake (Dave Johns), a 59-year-old Geordie (hailing from Newcastle). Recently disabled by a medical condition and unable to … [Read More...]

NYFF54 Spotlight: Moonlight (2016)

You may have noticed that recently I have not posted with the frequency I once did. Several reasons - chief among them - I am just a tad busy lately (or maybe I have stated that before). But almost more importantly, 2016 has been an odd year for me cinematically. I have generally enjoyed the films I … [Read More...]

La Belle et la Bête (2014)

When I initially endeavored to cover La Belle et la Bête (2014) I thought it would be a great idea to watch the Jean Cocteau 1946 version as a companion piece. Alas, that never happened - because - life. I would say based on this viewing, I am determined to eventually give it a look. But for now, … [Read More...]