The title of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s latest film alone is enough to inspire strength, courage, and bravery. The movie itself, The Woman King, lives up to the inspirational connotations of its name. Set in West Africa in 1823, the story focuses… Read More ›
Q-Bits with “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” director Lee Daniels and lead actor Andra Day.
During awards season, there are multiple opportunities for filmmakers and journalists to engage in cinema dialogue. Studios offer talent connected to films that are being pitched for awards consideration. During the pandemic, these events (film junkets) have transitioned to a… Read More ›
Q-Bits with “Mank” director David Fincher and actor Gary Oldman.
During awards season, there are multiple opportunities for filmmakers and journalists to engage in cinema dialogue. Usually, studios will offer talent connected to films who are being pitched for awards’ consideration. During the pandemic, these events (film junkets) have transitioned… Read More ›
Quick Take Review: “Mank.”
Director David Fincher brings to life a script originally written by his father, Jack. Mank explores the Oscar-winning writer of Citizen Kane, Herman Jacob Mankiewicz. In this Netflix film, we examine the vices, self-destructive behavior and uncanny ability of this alcoholic… Read More ›
Quick Take: Reviewing “The Last Vermeer.”
If you’re interested in a World War II period mystery, thriller, courtroom drama with a bit of art history, you may want to check out this Quick Take movie review of the Tri-Star pictures flick The Last Vermeer. This based-on… Read More ›
The whole world is watching events like “The Trial of the Chicago 7” play out again and again.
Inequities of man are met with protests. Some agree and the voices get louder, some disagree and tell them how to protest. Then lives are lost unnecessarily and protesters get angry, taking to the streets to confront their government. To… Read More ›
Explore the legend of pre-Civil War hero Shields Green via new home release “Emperor.”
The truth is often less exciting, less inspirational than fiction. My presumption for this is not because the truth lacks power, but that our individual imaginations build up ideas until they are larger than any one person or concept. It’s… Read More ›
Documentary “Who Will Write Our History” examines the past as it cautions about the future.
On January 27th, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated those individuals the Nazis had imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and death camp in operation. In recognition of that act, the United Nations established International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2005… Read More ›
Coming Soon To Theaters: August 2017
The month of July was jam-packed with great films, such as Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, To The Bone, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, to name a few. But with July coming to a close, we look to August to see what cinematic… Read More ›
A cacophony of sound and imagery, Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ redefines the War film.
Ticktickticktick. A gun fires. Ticktickticktick. A bomb drops. Ticktickticktick. Sand flies and water rushes. Ticktickticktick. Time is not an ally when the enemy surrounds you from every conceivable angle. It is, however, writer/director Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar/The Dark Knight Trilogy) plaything… Read More ›
‘The Promise’ tells the story of the oft-forgotten Armenian Genocide amid a distracting romance subplot.
There are moments in history – true tragedies – that are difficult to process and understand. These moments must not be allowed to disappear from our collective global memories. One such horrific event is the Armenian Genocide, an event that… Read More ›