…dive in

To say there was pressure for this latest iteration of “A Star is Born,” would be a gross understatement. Since the project was first announced, many have wondered what in the world Bradley Cooper’s version of this story (yes, he directed and co-wrote the screenplay) would look like. When Lady Gaga was brought on board,…

…Come Into Power

Marvel has become a master of creating worlds and universes, but in “Black Panther” they have gone a step further. They’ve sparked a movement, a cinematic revolution that has spilled out over the edges of the screen and flooded the real world. The power of that movement became very clear when this year’s Oscar nominees…

…get reel

With just over two weeks to go until the Oscars, it’s time to get serious about viewing. I know not everyone is going to have the time or desire to see even all the Best Picture films, let alone all the nominated movies. So, today I thought I’d make some recommendations so we can all…

…Rebuild

  As we prepare to enter into Academy Awards crunchtime, it’s nice to break up the Oscar picks with something a bit lighter. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” definitely fits the bill. In this second installment, the LEGO film franchise has lost none of its self-awareness. In fact, it takes its meta-nature to…

…Make It All Up

In the autumn of 2017 a different kind of marquees lit up Broadway. It wasn’t a musical, a play, or even a concert–it was an experience. To those lucky enough to witness “Springsteen on Broadway,” in person at the Walter Kerr Theatre, words cannot convey how much I envy you. To those who weren’t, I…