Archive for category Featured

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg is a heck of a good filmmaker. If you didn’t know that by now, you have nearly 50 titles including “Bridge of Spies” as proof. This is the work of a seasoned storyteller in total control, confident, and working with an eye that is as sharp today, if not sharper, than it was when he first launched his career in Hollywood over 30 years ago. The director once…

Spectre

-So what’s going on, James? They say you’re finished. -And what do you think? -I think you’re just getting started. Indeed, something wonderful has happened here in “Spectre.” It feels as if the series is just getting started. Daniel Craig has found a director that understands the Bond formula well enough to bend it, reshape it, and make it his own. That director is Sam…

Kill the Messenger

“I thought my job was to tell the public the truth, the facts, pretty or not, and let the publishing of those facts make a difference in how people look at things, at themselves and what they stand for.” There’s a mission statement that should be framed on each journalist’s desk. These words are spoken by Gary Webb and they come at a crucial time….

Mommy

“Mommy” is an explosive drama from Quebec native Xavier Dolan who at the age of 25 is making quite a name for himself. His latest drama examines the tumultuous relationship between a widowed mother, Diane (played by Anne Dorval), and her son Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) who has a severe case of ADHD. The atmosphere in their home is frightening. The two argue, using strong language. At one point, a verbal…