If the story of your life was told by another, would it be a great tale involving the taming of wild beasts and passionate love affairs, would it rattle off the far-flung places you’ve explored, or would it be a… Read More ›
Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking” will force you to examine all your contradictory ideas and make you better for it. [Film Fest 919]
I have two small gripes about the naming of Women Talking, which are my only two jokes I’m allowing myself to make about this film since it is such a serious affair. 1. I’m sad this movie has that name… Read More ›
Depending on your expectations, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” will either leave you satisfied or pining.
No matter what, all things end. What remains in their wake are the stories of their existence. With those tales, anything can live forever. Before the written word, the oral tradition kept histories alive and, now, with media channels that… Read More ›
First released in 2014 by Mythos Comics, the Samaritan series from Bragi Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta sought to explore what life would be like in a city post-superhero. It’s a series that seems interested in exploring the complex… Read More ›
June 23rd, 2018: after a football practice, 12 teammates and their assistant coach decided to explore the nearby Tham Luang Cave in the Tham Luang – Khun Nam Namg Non Forest Park of Northern Thailand. Unexpectedly, a storm hit, flooding… Read More ›
A house divided: As various viewpoints fight for dominance in “House of Gucci,” Lady Gaga’s immersive performance is lost in the shuffle.
Money. Family. Power. Betrayal. Scandal. Murder. When the trailer for House of Gucci dropped in the summer of 2021, it promised all this and more. The ambitious film was set to bring one of the most infamous scandals in the… Read More ›
Allow me, first, to share a memory: November 2006. EoM editor Crystal Davidson and I journeyed to the Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 to see the latest James Bond film, Casino Royale. I was fan of the films (had even… Read More ›
Enjoy a little “Respect” when you get home — the anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson is now available.
Great performers like Aretha Franklin are remembered for much more than their God-given talents. They’re also remembered for their ability to connect with their audience. A good performer will practice and train for years to master their craft, but a… Read More ›
It’s been a long road to go from the first iteration of “America’s Moveable Fighting Man” G.I. Joe to the latest live-action cinematic rendition of the characters from that universe. In that time, the Hasbro toyline has gone from a… Read More ›
They’re creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and are back for a second animated film from returning directors Greg Tiernan (Sausage Party) and Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens). Where the first film explored assimilation versus individuality, the second outing is more interested… Read More ›
Absent special features to enhance it, Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath of Man” remains a solid experience on a rewatch.
May 2021 saw the release of a new Guy Ritchie-directed thriller, Wrath of Man, with actor Jason Statham in the lead role. It’s the first time this duo had worked together since 2005’s Revolver and both offer some of their… Read More ›
Writer/director Guy Ritchie last dazzled audiences (or, at least this reviewer) with the fairly up-tempo 2019 Matthew McConaughey crime-thriller-comedy The Gentlemen. A film which, despite a few faults, reminded audiences how much of a good time they can have exploring… Read More ›
No one can accuse Tate Taylor of being the kind of director who’s confined to one genre or style. He’s tackled book adaptations with the Oscar-winning The Help (2011), biographical material with Get on Up (2014), suspense with The Girl… Read More ›
In February of this year, MGM released the dark comedy Breaking News in Yuba County featuring an all-star cast including Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Laura Dern, Awkwafina, Ellen Barkin, Clifton Collins Jr., and Juilette Lewis. Starting on March 23rd,… Read More ›