It’s rare to be presented with a film so unapologetically honest in its delivery, and able to move me based solely on emotion and character, but “Call Me By Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino, does this and much more with its exploration of love, youth and fleeting time, reminding us that we can and … More Film Review: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is an honest, moving portrayal of love and youth
The best time of the year has arrived: Oscar season. With the nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards being announced tomorrow, I decided to share my own predictions for the six major categories — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress/Actor and Best Supporting Actress/Actor — and break down my thoughts about this year’s race. Best … More 2018 Oscar Predictions
There are always three sides to any story: Person A’s side, Person B’s and what actually happened. We rarely get the last one, so we have to settle for the other two and decide for ourselves what we believe is the truth. To that end, the film “I, Tonya,” which recounts the story of the … More Film Review: ‘I, Tonya’ is a character study that presents a different side of Tonya Harding’s infamous story
The CW continues to capitalize on superhero properties with “Black Lightning” which premiered on Jan. 16. In an era where the superhero genre has taken over primetime and streaming television and blockbuster films — some efforts being better than others — “Black Lightning” could have faced potential backlash due to genre fatigue. However, with … More TV Review: ‘Black Lightning’ debuts a superhero living in a realistic world
Steven Spielberg is indisputably one of the greatest filmmakers in history. With an extensive body of work that ranges from science fiction to fantasy to historical drama, Spielberg boasts well-deserved success for his work which has influenced generations of fans and filmmakers. Unfortunately though, his latest directorial efforts with “The Post” don’t reflect his full … More Film Review: ‘The Post’ is a slow-moving drama that ignores the story’s larger impact
With the 75th Golden Globes having taken place last Sunday, it put the spotlight on a number of last year’s best entertainment. One of those was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show streaming on Amazon. I had barely heard of the show or its lead actress before it took home the globe for “Best Television … More TV Review: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ combines smart writing with great performances for hilarious, heartfelt results
I don’t know much about poker — I have to be retaught it every time I try to play — but what I do know is that there are a lot of chips, dollars and high stakes involved. That last factor takes on a greater meaning in Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” based on the true … More Film Review: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ presents a high-stakes, character-driven story with plenty of pay-offs.
2018 is officially here, which means it’s time to get excited about the movies set for release this year. Here’s what I’m looking forward to: 10. “Ant Man and the Wasp” (July 6) – While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to put a female lead in the top billing, it is set to take … More Most Anticipated Films of 2018