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… [more]

I Am Not Your Negro (2016/7) I Am Not Your Negro (2016/7)

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"

Sing Street (2016)

Maybe somewhere buried in this blog (or maybe not), I have talked about my unwavering love of music from… [more]

Sing Street (2016) Sing Street (2016)

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… [more]

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

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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...]

More Trailer ‘Trash*’: Thoughts on the Latest “X-Men Apocalypse” Preview

So yeah - another day, another super intense, action-packed trailer for a superhero cinematic extravaganza! This time the entertainment comes by way of 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios' X-Men. Here is my instant take (again from simply watching the trailer ONE time). Lots of 'splosions: … [Read More...]

“Captain America Civil War”: 5 Takeaways

A little late to the party, but I have FINALLY caught the trailer for the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War. In case you have been buried under a rock like me and have yet to see it, here it is!   Phew! And now for ILC's 5 Takeaways from watching the trailer; please … [Read More...]

February 2016 (Sundance) Recap

Hi there! After some technical difficulties (computer death/replacement) and just the overall craziness of the ole 9-5, I am back from my unplanned blogging hiatus to catch you up with my month in the movies. For the past couple of years, my blog posts have usually been a series of recaps and … [Read More...]