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Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

— by RON WILKINSON —

The Boss is back. Almost 60 years after heading up his high school band, the Castiles, on the Jersey Shore, what stands before you is a rock survivor. As the camera pokes its head into the recording studio to film Bruce and the E-Street Band recording their new album “Letter to You,” the artist waxes poetic about his music. To communicate is the thing, we are told. Although most of this communication seems to be one-way, from Bruce to everybody, we love him. Seventy one years old, thank you very much, and when he rocks, he rocks.

Potentially a thrilling inside look at the studio recording process, director Thom Zimny and writer Bruce himself, steer the screenplay away from the nuts and bolts. The Boss communicates with the players through a sort of shorthand, in the same way the players talk to each other. (CONTINUED)


Exclusive Interview with Actor Deep Roy

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — There are some great actors who have started out in comedy and have gone on to have illustrious careers in film. Entertainers such as Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and the late, great Robin Williams have left indelible marks in film. Actor Deep Roy had his earliest start in […][...]


Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

— by RON WILKINSON — Sacha Baron Cohen pulls out all of the stops in this rip roaring political crucifixion of, well, everything. Timed, no doubt, for the eve of the presidential election, Cohen serves notice that things are wrong with the American world view and he is going to make sure we know it. […][...]


Review: Evil Eye

— by RON WILKINSON — An attack out of nowhere leaves a young woman barely alive. Her attacker is dead, at least dead as far as we know. Thirty years later, she tells her daughter, “He is dead, but not gone.” The stage is set for intercontinental mother-daughter bonding-bondage in New Orleans and India, a […][...]


Review: Nocturne

— by RON WILKINSON — How far would you go to be the best piano player in the world? In the case of Juliet, it turns out she will go quite a ways, including having sex with a surrogate devil and suffering black eyes out of nowhere. And that is before the spontaneous bleeding from […][...]


Review: Wine and War

— by BEV QUESTAD — I drank my first Lebanese wine, a 1968 Ksara red, in 1970 during the early days of the Lebanese Civil War. I still have the wine labels, pressed and mounted. It was a smooth, hardy wine that was cheaper than beer – maybe $1.50 a bottle. Now, there is a […][...]


Review: Black Box

— by RON WILKINSON — There was a car accident. A very bad accident that killed a man’s wife, the mother of his child, the love of his life. The accident damaged his brain and caused memory loss. At least partial memory loss. The memories are coming back. Memories of things that do not completely […][...]


Review: The Lie

— by RON WILKINSON — How far would you go to protect your family? Probably not far if your daughter was a jerk like Kayla. But that is not the point. Suspend disbelief for an hour or two and enter the world of Jay and Becca, Kayla’s estranged parents about to be brought back together […][...]


Review: Don’t Read This on a Plane

— by RON WILKINSON — A young, aspiring writer gets her first big break when her novel is published. Walking out the door for her exciting round of readings to promote the book, she gets the perfect phone call from her perfect publisher. He and the company are perfectly bankrupt and she is without a […][...]