Archive for July, 2015

Review: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

— by RON WILKINSON — Perhaps 1 percent of today’s film viewing audience has ever heard of Sophie Tucker. That is too bad, because she came from a time when stars were born not out of technical special effects, computerized sound producing and outrageous tabloid headlines, but out of a [...]

Review: Mr. Holmes

— by RON WILKINSON — An aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is still solving cases despite galloping senility gaining on his senses by leaps and bounds. Apparently, even fictional heroes are subject to time and tides, as the magnificent background of the white cliffs of Dover would sugg[...]

Review: Court

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature film is more allegory than story. The characters in the movie almost hover above the meanings developed from scene to scene. On the surface, “Court” is a film about a performing artist who is arrested fo[...]

Review: Southpaw

— by RON WILKINSON — This boxing tale splashes the latest hi-tech boxing sequences in front of the audience in no holds barred graphic violence, but the film is saved by one key performance. Twelve-year old-Oona Lawrence punches through the ordinary passive child role to put out some wor[...]

Jenny’s Wedding: Official Trailer

— by JESSIKA OWENS — The cinema has always been a great platform to explore the dysfunctions that dwell within family units. There is an overwhelming abundance of films dealing with family dynamics which makes it extremely difficult for new films exploring the subject to bring anything n[...]

Review: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed …

— by RON WILKINSON — Felix Herngren’s comedy “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” has made a big splash in European markets but is going to have tougher going in the USA. Although the film will probably unseat the reigning champion “The Girl W[...]

Michael Cera to voice LEGO version of Robin

— by SEAN GERSKI — According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera will provide the voice for Batman’s partner Robin in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Lego Batman feature. In the full-length movie, Cera will be joining his “Arrested Development” co-star Will Arnett, who is retu[...]

Review: A Poem is a Naked Person

— by RON WILKINSON — The naked persons are few, but this is a pretty naked film. The first feature length effort by rock-doc veteran director Les Blank, “A Poem is a Naked Person” is as spontaneous and un-produced a rock star flick ever made. Unfortunately, Leon Russell is to[...]

Review: Terminator Genisys

— by RON WILKINSON — Ignore the time travel science-babble and concentrate on the feeling of a nuclear holocaust that seethes into your theatre and plants flying buses in your lap. 3-D IMAX is the only way to see the latest in the Terminator franchise, a sci-fi cauldron with a, yes, char[...]