…Play Dead

I’ll give those who are just joining this party a chance to digest the fact that “Beetlejuice” has been musical-ified. Yes, yes it has. Cool, right? Okay, are we all good? So, “Beetlejuice”…Beetlejuice…sorry, I couldn’t resist. With the classic “Day-O” and “Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)” musical numbers it’s easy to see how this…

…see an elephant fly

Since it was first teased so many months ago, one thing was perfectly clear about the live-action version of the classic Disney film, “Dumbo” — its title character is absolutely adorable. I mean, look at that face…

…stay for the credits

Today, crusaders, another Summer of Blockbusters comes to an end. But as with most endings, it merely means the beginning of a new chapter. In this case, it’s the start of the fall and holiday movie season, which gives us plenty to look forward to. Still, before we say goodbye, let’s take a look back…

…Break the Silence

There’s nothing quite like a good investigative journalism film. Maybe it’s the drama of exposing unthinkable corruption? Or perhaps it’s the thrill of watching good, old-fashioned shoe-leather journalism? What ever the reason, director Tom McCarthy’s,”Spotlight,” is definitely a good (if not great) investigative journalism film. Based on the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church, “Spotlight,” depicts…

…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…