…round ’em up

Happy Golden Globes Sunday! Today we all celebrate our shared love of movies, television, and the many (many) differing opinions on both. Of course, it’s those differences that make the world of entertainment exciting. They’re what make the same film or series a completely different experience for each and every person. They’re what make storytelling a…

…dare to dream

Well, folks, here we are, the final Best Picture nominee, “La La Land.” I’ll keep my review brief and direct you to Zer’s review if you require more analysis and plot details. There’s a broader conversation happening around this film, that I’d like to take the opportunity to address. But first, my review: This homage to…

…Land On Your Feet

Sometimes a film that otherwise may have gone unnoticed or been underappreciated, enters the world at just the right moment to capture the public’s attention and win their hearts. “La La Land” hit its moment perfectly. Directed by Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash) with original music by Justin Hurwitz, this simple and sweet film harkens back to the…

…Come and Go

It’s hard to put a finger on what precisely is wrong with Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha.” It might be the title, or the script, or the director, or the casting, or more than likely, a combination of all four. By description alone, it should be amazing. It has everything going for it.  A tale of redemption…

…Go Out On A Limb

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” may be the best example of the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees and the committee that votes on them. Unless you are a white, middle-aged man or someone who is really, really into method acting, it’s hard to find something to connect with in this…