The Angels’ Share

When I saw the previews for Director Ken Loach’s new film, The Angels’ Share, I was concerned about missing out on much of the dialogue. Taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, it is a… Continue reading


Rating: The film has weaknesses, but don’t we all? Gael Garcia Bernal will again remind you of why his prior films like Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) were… Continue reading


Rating: Mud is a searing drama that recognizes love as a twisted journey. After all, the best relationships have a few rocky roads.

Trance (2013)

Rating: Even an average Danny Boyle film is worth seeing either in the theater or at home. You never really know where anyone stands, and it completely captures you from the beginning, like… Continue reading

Oblivion (2013)

Rating: In the words of my 14-year old grandson, Connor, and his friend Dylan, “We both kinda liked it, but we didn’t understand any of it.”

Oz the Great and Powerful

Rating: In describing Franco’s wizard, “Great and Powerful” does not come to mind.


Rating: In German with sub-titles, this movie is good, but no easy walk in the cinematic park.

The Sapphires

You will be singing the praises of this wonderful experience on multiple levels. See it with a group of strangers in the theater and count your cinematic blessings.


Rating: Assume Martin Luther King could run, steal second and hit homers, and you have Jackie Robinson.