Monthly Archives: December 2017

Weekly Round-Up (12.7.17 – 12.28.17)

As 2017 comes to a close, the movie prestige season kicks into high gear with three of the year’s best finally making their way to movie theaters. Reviews of Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, and Darkest Hour. Over at … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Round Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

The average viewer may not know who J. Paul Getty was. If they do recognize the name, it’s most likely from his extensive collection of art, housed in Santa Monica’s Getty Center or the Getty Villa, located just up the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MOLLY’S GAME

Hemingway had a phrase: “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” If Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) ever needed a mantra, I’d offer her that. Diagnosed with early onset scoliosis, Bloom blew out her back … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PITCH PERFECT 3

It’s doubtful anyone watching Pitch Perfect 3 won’t have seen at least one of the previous installments, hence why little time is spent catching the audience up to The Barden Bellas. The movie begins as a spy caper, set to … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

There is humor to be mined from the direst of situations and Finish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has been doing just that for nearly 35 years. His latest, The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen), takes his well-honed, delightfully peculiar … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Quite simply, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is magnificent. It’s no masterpiece and certainly not without a few flaws, but writer/director Rian Johnson is given plenty of room to continue the Star Wars saga, answer questions posed in previous installments, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WONDER WHEEL

Set in New York’s Coney Island in the early 1950s, Wonder Wheel revolves around Ginny (Kate Winslet), a clam house waitress who lives above the amusement park’s shooting range with her second husband, Humpty (Jim Belushi), who runs the merry-go-round, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment