…fight the good fight

As I embark on my first review of the 2018 Oscar season, I can’t help but reflect a bit. The impulse is only helped along by the fact that it’s been many months since I first saw this film. At the time, the Oscars were still a far-off possibility for all of this year’s nominees,…

…Stay on Track

Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” is a novel that all other murder mysteries strive to be. A woman ahead of her time, Christie produced a practically perfect series of novels for her master of deductive skills, Hercule Poirot. However, for many “Orient Express” holds a special place in her collective works.

…Never Surrender

“Dunkirk” is a bit of a detour from the usual summer fare, in the best way possible. It’s not in 3D. It’s not a sequel. It’s not meant to launch a franchise. The setting is a real place, and the story is real. Told with an ensemble cast on a large-scale that harkens back to…

…transform

In most ways Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Cinderella” is just as charming (and although it’s sacrilege to say, perhaps even more-so) as the 1950’s animated classic. Director Kenneth Branagh has done a wonderful job making this movie beautiful. There’s not one frame that can’t be described as gorgeous.

…hammer it home

Well, we made it the Avengers are assembled and many, many, many of you have already seen it.  If you sense incredible jealousy in my written word, well done. In a tragic twist of the cruelest and most melodramatic kind, 2WC has an exciting and busy weekend that does not allow much time for “The…

…Prefer Blonde

“Shall I be her?” whispers Marilyn Monroe to her young, British confidant Colin Clark, just before she poses and pouts for an assembled group of adoring fans. She slips into the part as if it were one of her form fitting costumes, and becomes the icon of charm and sex that the world knew her…