Hollywood Celebrates Mothers
Editorial

Hollywood Celebrates Mothers

I remember reading somewhere that the legendary two-time Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters once commented that, as a woman, the only way to secure longevity in…

LION’s Roar is Quietly Powerful
Theatrical Review

LION’s Roar is Quietly Powerful

There was probably a time back in the day when a movie like Lion would have been considered one of the top movie events of…

Colin Firth and Jude Law Prove a Stroke of GENIUS
Home Video Review

Colin Firth and Jude Law Prove a Stroke of GENIUS

For all of the times that cinema has been able to capture female friendship on film, very rarely has the same been attempted with the…

THE FAMILY FANG Reinvents Cinematic Dysfunction
Theatrical Review

THE FAMILY FANG Reinvents Cinematic Dysfunction

The Family Fang begins with a voiceover in which a man states: “Own the moment. When you’re in control, then the chaos will happen around…

SECRETS IN THEIR EYES: What Cost Vengeance?
Home Video Review

SECRETS IN THEIR EYES: What Cost Vengeance?

Thirteen years ago, district attorney investigator Jess Cobb’s (Julia Roberts) daughter was raped and murdered, but the killer was never convicted. Her friends, FBI counter-terrorism…

GHOST WORLD Star Illeana Douglas Shares Rich Hollywood History with Drafthouse Audience
Event Review

GHOST WORLD Star Illeana Douglas Shares Rich Hollywood History with Drafthouse Audience

If many people aren’t familiar with Illeana Douglas’ name, it’s almost a given that plenty of film and TV lovers would recognize her face. Whether…

SECRET IN THEIR EYES: Secret’s Out – This Movie Is Lost
Theatrical Review

SECRET IN THEIR EYES: Secret’s Out – This Movie Is Lost

In 2002, when all of Homeland Security was certain the next major terrorist attack would hit L.A. (or so Secret In Their Eyes assures us),…

It’s a Bumpy Road Worth Traveling to Find Out the SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Theatrical Review

It’s a Bumpy Road Worth Traveling to Find Out the SECRET IN THEIR EYES

It’s incredibly refreshing to know that those individuals refusing to be sucked into the franchise machines of James Bond and The Hunger Games haven’t been…

PRACTICAL MAGIC is Practically the Pick of the Week
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PRACTICAL MAGIC is Practically the Pick of the Week

Today I’d like to remind you about the oft-ignored, rarely-taken-seriously 1998 film Practical Magic. Based on the novel by Alice Hoffman (just barely, but that’s…

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 130: PADDINGTON
Podcast

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 130: PADDINGTON