…Bring It Home

With “The Martian,” director Ridley Scott has created a riveting drama that explores the ingenuity, and fighting spirit of humanity. Plus, it’s surprisingly funny. The film starts with a redefining of “worst day ever.” Following a series of unfortunate events, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead by his crew, and stranded on Mars. With the…

…walk through a storm

Ever since an attack beyond anyone’s worst nightmares shook our nation to its core on a Tuesday morning in September, we’ve tried to remember the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom.  Not just by those in the towers but by the brave men and women who risk their lives and livelihoods on a…

…Change

Despite what you may have heard, change does not begin with an action.  It begins with an idea. Of course, action must follow, and in “The Help,” (directed by Tate Taylor and based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett) it most certainly does. Set in Jackson, Mississippi; in the early 1960s, change is in the…

…take root

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” is a beautiful and memorable film.  It’s epic in its storytelling but small in its focus. The story of Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn), and consequently his parents Mr. and Mrs. O’Brien (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) is recalled within the much broader context of the history of the universe….