…feel the pressure

It’s crunch time, crusaders. We’re down to the final days of the Olympics and, as if that wasn’t enough, the final countdown to the Oscars is upon us. Starting tomorrow, the drama of the rink and the slopes is swapped for the front lines of WWII (twice)…the Nixon-era newsroom…1960s Baltimore…the Italian countryside in the 80s…1950s…

…get rolling

It’s here, movie fans. The Oscar nominations have been released, and the rush to see all the Best Picture nominees has officially begun. Of course, this year’s award season has brought with it conversations that go well beyond the films themselves, and it will be interesting (to say the least) to see what else this…

…recover

Uhhh… Sorry, just wrapping up my reaction to the bizarre ending to last night’s Oscars. No matter how accurate your Oscar predictions were if you called “Moonlight” for Best Picture…but only after the award is briefly given to “La La Land,” then there are some people at Price Waterhouse Cooper who would like to speak with…

…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…

…find the right words

To say that Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a man of many words, doesn’t seem to quite do him justice. The central character of August Wilson’s “Fences” is nothing if not loquacious, but it’s the meaning behind those words and stories (for everything) that really defines him. Of course, while Troy is talking, there’s plenty…

…find home

Class, language, and hundreds of miles separate young Saroo (Sunny Pawar) from his family in India after he is separated from his brother at a train station. “Lion” is truly an extraordinary story about the (almost) unbelievable journey of young Saroo, and the most astonishing part is that it’s true. So much of this movie is absolutely…