FEUD: Bette and Joan

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

FEUD: Bette and Joan FEUD: Bette and Joan

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight”

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

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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

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)

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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...]

Paul Newman Birthday Appreciation Post

On the occasion of Paul Newman's 91st birthday, I would like to run down what is part of my essential Newman viewing (A Newman Dozen [12 plus 1]). Some picks may be obvious, others I like because, heck I like them. Where applicable I will offer up some explanation where there may need to be … [Read More...]

Watch the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Presser Live Now! (Live Stream)

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Oscar Nomz

Happy New Year all! I just realized that this is my first post in the Year of our Lord, 2016. Which makes me happy and sad - happy because, well I have finally gotten around to it and sad, because the subject of this post is to do the recently announced 88th Academy Award nominations. When I … [Read More...]

Closing Out 2015

This has been an interesting year to say the least. While it might not have been reflected in my blog posts, I have in fact seen a lot of films. And that is what I want this, my last blog post for 2015 (New York Time) to be dedicated to ... giving a shout out to a couple of films I saw (and enjoyed) … [Read More...]

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Stays Woke

Usually I would not bother to flag this as a spoiler free post because I generally attempt to leave out major plot details in my reviews, but in this case, I guess I will. If you have come this far and are still curious about my thoughts, just know that you are in a safe place here with i luv … [Read More...]

The Runaway Success of the Ava DuVernay Barbie (& Why It’s So Important)

Earlier this year when Mattel launched their Sheroes one-off doll series, made to celebrate Variety Magazine's Power of Women Luncheon honorees, a lot of buzz was generated around the inclusion of filmmaker Ava DuVernay (director of indie gem Middle of Nowhere and 2014's critically-acclaimed but … [Read More...]

Trailer Trash (Talking) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

So yeah I watched this trailer. My initial thoughts? Well, I did not laugh this time - that is definitely a plus. When I saw the teaser that was released earlier this year before a film I do not even recall now (maybe Age of Ultron?), was left in tears. The trailer was dark, the voices were … [Read More...]