After taking off a few weeks, it’s great to be back writing again. Now normally I make a point to have my Top 10 Films of The Year ready (at the latest by December 31st), but recognizing what a bizarre year 2020 has been, it seemed suitable
Posthumous performances aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Sadly, the same can be said about “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” despite two terrific performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Based on August Wilson’s play, the movie portrays Ma Rainey as the last of her kind,
Knockout thrillers like “Promising Young Woman” are exactly why you watch movies. Carey Mulligan magnificently dominates the screen in one of her finest film performances to date in Emerald Fennell’s film directorial debut. As the titular “Promising Young Woman,” Cassie’s (Carey Mulligan) flourishing future was derailed by
Rachel Brosnahan has lived up to her marvelous title after three terrific seasons of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and is looking to breakthrough with film. “I’m Your Woman” is understandably a strong showcase for one of the most highly sought-out performers right now, but can Brosnahan carry
There are plenty of great Gaelic and Irish sayings with one in particular that really reminded me of “Wild Mountain Thyme.” It goes Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla clíste (phonetically Iss faar Gay-el-geh brish-teh naw Bay-er-lah clish-the), which translates roughly to “Broken Irish is better than
Being from the City of Angels myself, I couldn’t help but be interested in the new documentary from Shout Factory, The 2020 World Series. It goes in depth as only Shout Factory can chronicling the first Dodger championship since 1988. I can’t wait to take a look
I love film movement, they have released some of the best and most classic television shows and films over the past couple years. Now, They’ve released The Ealing Studios Comedy Collection which is an awesome collection featuring classics from the golden age of UK cinema. You can
Certain celebrities are always amazing, no matter what movie they’re involved in, which is exactly why I wanted to watch “Ammonite.” Kate Winslet works wonders once again in arguably her finest film performance to date and has a stunning scene partner with the sensational Saoirse Ronan. In
Grab a pint and pull up ye chair to hear about legendary singer, songwriter Shane MacGowan in “Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan.” Prolific music video director and documentarian Julien Temple triumphs in a heartfelt, humorous and exciting exploration of the iconic Pogues’ frontman.
The best documentary filmmaker right now is not named Alex Gibney, Steven James or Michael Moore, but Alex Winter. Once again, Winter wows audiences and takes them on a most excellent adventure with “Zappa.” Frank Zappa’s impact and influence is undeniable in the music industry. He was
From Second City to Chateau Marmont, John Belushi’s brilliance superseded societal norms to become “America’s Guest” as one of the most captivating comedy geniuses ever. His larger than life legend transcended target audiences and transformed pop culture to become a superstar simultaneously in film, television and music.
Methodically meticulous and mesmerizing, Riz Ahmed’s amazing performance in “Sound of Metal” is nothing short of breathtaking. “Sound of Metal” is a remarkable revolutionizing and riveting film experience that overwhelms the senses! The grueling life of being a touring musician certainly takes a mental and physical toll