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Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune

What if. It is a favorite question we all like to ask ourselves. Movie lovers have a lot of “what ifs” too. What if we could see Jerry Lewis’ “The Day the Clown Cried” (1972) or what if we could see Erich von Stroheim’s original “Greed” (1924) or Orson Welles’ original cut of “The Magnificent […]

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Film Review: The New Captain America

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Film Review: The New Captain America

The latest Marvel movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier“, hit theaters April 4, and has grossed just over $96 million in the film’s opening weekend. In theaters for just a couple of days and obviously doing well domestically,  the film has also already topped $300 million worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The entertainment publication […]

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Film Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

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Film Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has released another controversial film, “Nymphomaniac” (2014). The film has been divided into two parts or volumes. Volume one has been released this weekend. Once upon a time Lars von Trier was a filmmaker I respected a great deal. He rattled me. He makes bold, daring films which challenge the […]

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Film Review: Le Weekend

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Film Review: Le Weekend

Sadly while everyone will go see “Divergent”(2014) this weekend, Roger Michell, of “Notting Hill” (1999) and“Morning Glory” (2010) fame, released his latest film “Le Weekend” (2014) which will get lost in the shuffle. A shame. It is one of the year’s best films. “Le Weekend” is a charming British comedy/drama starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff […]

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Film Review: Divergent

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Film Review: Divergent

The setting is Chicago, sometime in the distant future. There has been a great war, which has nearly destroyed civilization as we know it. In order to rebuild itself the world is now divided into five factions. Those factions are Abnegation, who represent the selfless, they govern this new world. Next there is Dauntless, they […]

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Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson‘s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) is the kind of movie which could have been made in the 1930s, the time the movie is supposed to take place, and it would have been directed by Ernst Lubitsch, who also made Eastern European flavored comedies in made up cities. It would have starred Maurice Chevalier […]

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Film Review: Veronica Mars

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Film Review: Veronica Mars

I never got caught up with the television series “Veronica Mars.” Created by Rob Thomas and starring Kristen Bell as a teenage private detective. The show takes place in a Southern California town called Neptune, where corruption is rampant. And that is a bit of a problem when you go to see the feature film adaptation of this […]

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