Archive for June, 2021

Review: Lansky

— by RON WILKINSON — Aging tales of mobsters seem to have turned into tales of aging mobsters as the gangster flick goes the way of the western. An easy going attempt to revise history, at least a little, finds its way as a suitable genre follow up to the successful “The Irishman.” A[...]

Review: Sun Children

— by RON WILKINSON — A 12-year-old boy and his friends are scurrying around the indoor parking garage in an upscale Iranian shopping center. Three are under the cars and one, far too young for his assignment, is on watch. The mission is to steal expensive wheels for their adult boss. The[...]

Review: Mission: Hebron

— by BEV QUESTAD — Blockades are randomly set up each day causing traffic chaos, children and adults are routinely apprehended and body searched, houses are ransacked and searched in the middle of the night without a warrant and without soldiers even knowing what they are looking for. Ha[...]

Exclusive Interview: Actor Paul Wilson

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — It took a pandemic to keep “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” out of theatres longer than expected. When it finally conjured in theaters in June 2020, the third installment of scary and creepy series dominated the movie competition in its opening week,[...]

Review: Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

— by BEV QUESTAD — HH Dalai Lama hosted Archbishop Desmond Tutu at The Tibetan Children’s Village, a boarding school/orphanage in Dharamsala, North India, for children from Tibet. Each child stood up to tell the story of how he or she arrived at this school. One girl spoke of being hid[...]

Review: Hamlet/Horatio

— by BEV QUESTAD — Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (circa 1600) is the most performed of all Shakespeare’s plays but mysteries and scholarly debates swirl around it. One of the reasons is because Shakespeare’s plays do not include the action occurring on the stage, only the words. T[...]

Review: The Amusement Park

— by RON WILKINSON — In 1973, George A. Romero joined an elite club of film makers distinguished by their completing a memorable movie or TV show and then being summarily fired when the original sponsors were confronted with the finished product. The infamous Rolling Stones documentary [...]

Review: The Dry

— by RON WILKINSON — Personal crisis in the context of climate crisis is a winning combination these days. There is something about the world burning up that reflects the burning of the soul, a land laid waste and a spirit destroyed in the wake of deception and betrayal. Although this ha[...]

Review: Cruella

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — This is the origin story movie we never knew we needed. “Cruella” is an insightful, thrilling and beautiful romp through the ’60s and ’70s that sheds light on how a young, sassy and determined Estella evolved into Cruella de Vil, originally made [...]

Review: Two Gods

— by BEV QUESTAD — Hanif is out of prison and rocking to beat music as he nails and sands each coffin he constructs. More solemnly, he also washes bodies, as is Muslim culture, before they enter his simple pine boxes. Hanif’s employment is an example of how helpful the Muslim leadershi[...]

Exclusive Interview: Tom Sizemore/Cybil Lake

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — The new film “Central Park Dark” is a horror thriller that will leave the viewer wondering. When a married doctor has a one-night stand with a woman, things take a turn for the strange and terrifying as he become endlessly tormented by her. Or is it really h[...]

Review: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

— by WILLIAM STERR — This is an untidy 109-minute film dramatizing the true story of Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams), an American entertainer who, during WWII, performed in a series of Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts intended to dissuade American participation in the war against Germa[...]

Review: Blast Beat

— by BEV QUESTAD — It seems that everyone wants to come to the United States for some sort of economic relief. In exchange they leave their homes, language, family, friends, careers, land, and all that is familiar. Is the trade-off really worth it? Writers Esteban Arango and Erick Castri[...]

The Best Movies to Watch on a First Date

The big screen is never short of a fresh rom-com or two year after year. Aside from the apparent romance titles, the films are full of other memorable dating scenes that make us laugh and cry for various reasons. So, without further ado, here’s a list of our favorite on-screen dates for your v[...]