…run interference

Happy Friday to all, but especially those who made it through this week’s Polar Vortex. Twenty degrees never felt so good. With that bout of bad weather behind us, it’s full steam ahead toward Sunday’s Super Bowl (and Skittles the Musical)…a game with too many loyalties (or lack thereof) to consider, so I’m just going…

…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…

…Buy In

“The Big Short” is a film that it’s nearly impossible to go into without expectations. Whether you’ve read the book or not, all of us lived through and were touched by these events in one way or another. That being said, my expectations for this film were that I was going to walk out of the…