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)

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight”

Yesterday, an ILC reader brought something to my attention that amazed and excited me in equal measure.… [more]

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight” Commentary on Deadline Article on "Moonlight"

My Take on “Get Out” (2017)

Where does one begin with Get Out? I feel as if I can’t even put much together in terms of a critical… [more]

My Take on “Get Out” (2017) My Take on "Get Out" (2017)

Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism

Something washed over me when I was watching Umberto D., the 1952 classic Italian neorealist film directed… [more]

Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) Summary Thoughts

So yeah, Captain America: Civil War (CA:CW) has been out for well over a week and double yeah, I did see it opening weekend. Just thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my collected thoughts from my screening a couple of Friday nights ago. ILC's Overall Take? I really liked … [Read More...]

TCM Film Fest 2016: A Sublime Experience

My TCM Film Festival experience is best summed up in one word - sublime. In the three years I have attended the festival, I can say that without question this was the most enjoyable experience cinematically. In total, I saw about ten (10) films -- all enjoyable in their own way, but without … [Read More...]

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series, The Twilight Zone. In TTZ creator Rod Serling's hometown of Binghamton, New York there stands a carousel, a carousel which inspired one of Serling's most personal episodes, "Walking Distance," … [Read More...]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives

Now let's take a look at a few features that caught my attention during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Adult Life Skills A poignant tragicomedy starring Jodie Whittaker as Anna, a 29-year-old who is rapidly approaching 30 (much to her chagrin). Added to the complications of her life is … [Read More...]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Let’s Start with Docs

This year, I think I accomplished my mission of balancing out the features I screened between documentaries and narrative. I even managed to squeeze in a short film as the Festival was winding down. In the coming days, I will focus on the films that I felt were of note; much like I did my briefs in … [Read More...]

Checking in with …. the 2016 TCM Film Festival

Sure, there is a full day and a half of programming to look forward to, but I had a little bit of downtime and I thought it was as good a time as any to check in and let you know I have been having an AWESOME time out here in Hollywood at the 7th Annual TCM Film Festival. This year I really made … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Short Film Programs)

I round out my prep for Tribeca 2016 with a look at some of the Shorts Programs playing. For the duration of a feature film you can see a few pieces, threaded together by a common theme. Here are a few programming blocks and a feature (or two) I think are of interest (N=Narrative … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 (Special Programs)

An often overlooked aspect of many a film festival is the opportunity to experience things are adjacent to film that exclusive of simply going to the theater, watching a film and walking out to ponder what you just saw. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has LOTS to offer in this … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Documentary)

Over the years and thanks to film festivals like Tribeca, my appreciation for the documentary format has increased ten -fold. Does that mean I like every documentary I have seen? Of course not. But there remains for me something fascinating about "telling" real like stories on the big screen. So … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Narrative)

Sorry in advance for the impending spam, but I am going to do what I should have been doing for the past several days. But work and screening a few of the films that are going to be mentioned here and in subsequent preview posts resulted in my falling a little behind. Technically a "preview" … [Read More...]

Spoiler Free: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

In general, one of the things I try to do going into a film is not to listen or read too many critical and/or fan responses. Doesn't always work out, but I find it frees my mind from any potential viewing bias. As I look back on my experience with this film (Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice) I … [Read More...]