Regardless of the Academy’s opinion IT is definitely one of the best films to come out so far this year, and I am sure it will be in my top 5.
IT The town of Derry, Maine isn’t like other towns. Bad things have a way of happening there. A lot. Who or what is to blame? No one is actually able to explain just what It is, but quite a few people have reported seeing a clown just before everything …
Jordan Peele and his cast and crew did some solid work here, but Get Out is not an Oscar-worthy film. It’s a pretty good film. It could have been much better, and I honestly wish it had been. But if it ends up being an Oscar contender, it will be solely because of the Academy’s new commitment to diversity.
If you have not seen Dunkirk yet, get out and see it in an IMAX theater if at all possible. While it will still be a good movie on DVD, it will not the spectacular experience Nolan designed it to be. And you want to experience that. Trust me.
The Glass Castle tugs at heartstrings that aren’t invested enough for a truly satisfying experience.
This movie has a style that is somewhat unique in that everything Baby does in the film is basically set to his own personal soundtrack. This has appeared to wow film enthusiasts and millennials alike.
Two important life lessons come to mind after watching the 2017 live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 Oscar nominated feature, Beauty and the Beast:
1. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it (my dad taught me this one).
2. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should (the brilliant theme of Jurassic Park, and a lesson many, many filmmakers ignore every year).
Moonlight is a serious (like, seriously serious) and ponderous film divided into three sections, each depicting events that occur in the life of the main character as he ages from a child (when he’s called “Little”) to a teenager (when he’s call by his given name, Chiron) to an adult (when he’s called “Black”).
FENCES Before we can dive into how wonderful this film is, I want to give a little backstory on how it came to be. Fences was a stage play written by August Wilson in the early 1980’s. It debuted on Broadway in 1987, and ended up winning the Tony Award …
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA For those readers that do not live in Massachusetts, Manchester by the Sea is actually the name of a town. It is a scenic, hour or so drive up the coast from Boston, and it has a population of about 5000 people. Most folks just call …