…discover

At first glance, “Call Me By Your Name,” is a pretty standard coming-of-age story. Yes, its backdrop, an Italian summer, is absolutely stunning, but on the surface, the emo/intellectual nature of its lead is nothing we haven’t seen before. But as Elio (Timothée Chalamet) learns, first impressions aren’t everything. This is the story of Elio…

…power through

If you didn’t already know that the man responsible for the Robert Downey Jr. led, “Sherlock Holmes” was also behind “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (a 1960’s television show, that I had never heard of…shame on me) you might have guessed. There are more than a few comparisons to be drawn between Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes,…

…go it alone

In Disney’s reimagination of  “The Lone Ranger” we find a more reluctant hero and that Tonto’s been upgraded from sidekick to “Native American spirit warrior.” Our story begins as law man (in the academic sense) John Reid (Armie Hammer) is making his way west, a home he left behind for higher education and a career in…

…aim for fairest of them all

We’ve all heard the story of the fair maiden whose beauty garnered her the murderous envy of an evil queen, forcing her to flee the kingdom, seek refuge with a houseful of dwarves and await the arrival of her prince and her happily ever after. Snow White is everywhere.  In fact, this is her second…

…Shed Some Light

“We must never forget our history.”   A weathered J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) shares this sentiment with a young agent as he takes down his memoirs. It’s an admirable thought, and is ever present in director Clint Eastwood’s, “J. Edgar.” However, for better or worse, the real driving force in this film is not the history,…

…socialize

Likes, interests, relationship status, exact location on the planet, each and every thought that pops into your head…some days it’s hard to remember a time when these were not things you posted on your Facebook wall. In David  Fincher’s film “The Social Network” we are reminded just how young this phenomenon still is. In the first…