Aug 17 2020

MOVIES: PROJECT POWER/BOYS STATE

By |2020-08-17T23:44:22-05:00August 17th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

"Power" was the theme at the movies released this rainy weekend and the following two films though different in style and content, found their way through the same terrain. Let's begin with PROJECT POWER: PROJECT POWER is the latest from Jamie Foxx who stars in this sci-fi action thriller about power-- who has [...]

Aug 08 2020

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT: MOVIE “THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY” / THEATER- THE TEMPEST

By |2020-08-08T13:01:09-05:00August 8th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Theater, Thriller|0 Comments

This weekend is a mixed bag and involves Mick Jagger and William Shakespeare. If only they had worked together. I couldn't wait to see the THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY a Sony Classics release beginning August 7 at West Newton Theater. For this movie critic/arts reporter, what could be better than an art heist film starring [...]

Aug 03 2020

MOVIES– SWEET & SOUR: “THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM”/ “THE RENTAL”

By |2020-08-03T16:22:10-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

These two films couldn't be more different and I liked them both-- one in spite of its being outright awful and ridiculous, the other because it pretty much accomplished what it set out to do. THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM stars Katie Holmes as a down-on-her-luck widow named Miranda raising three kids when [...]

Aug 01 2020

THIS WEEKEND: “A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING”

By |2020-08-01T14:07:13-05:00August 1st, 2020|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

THIS WEEKEND YOU MUST WATCH one of the most inspiring films I've ever seen, and one that speaks directly to this moment: A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING. This profoundly uplifting documentary by award-winning director and Olympic rower Mary Mazzio, absolutely lives up to its title. The film tells the true story of a group [...]

Jul 25 2020

MIDSUMMER MOVIE ROUND UP/ “RADIOACTIVE” & “HELMUT NEWTON: The Bad and the Beautiful”

By |2020-07-29T12:09:03-05:00July 25th, 2020|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

Toxic and intoxicating: two films to consider this midsummer weekend! RADIOACTIVE: Beware its unstable script and the resulting half life it sketches of one of the world's great scientists and the first woman ever to win the Nobel Prize. Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist who along with her husband [...]

Jul 10 2020

MOVIE: “WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES”– A Tale For Our Times

By |2020-07-13T19:59:44-05:00July 10th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

You are in luck-- a fresh, exhilarating new film opens on YOUR screens this weekend: WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES.  A buzzy hit at Sundance last year, it's the debut feature film by writer/director Makoto Nagahisa and sparkles with inventiveness and style, humor and wisdom, humanity and digital dazzle. It's a fizzy mashup of retro video [...]

Jul 03 2020

HAMILTON: ON SCREEN

By |2020-07-04T09:14:18-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

Who said you can't put theater on TV? The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON has made the quantum leap from stage to screen and the result is a stunning, exhilarating, technical and artistic triumph. The musical's power, brilliance, and relevance has been cinematically galvanized for a country again on the brink of revolution.  [...]

Jun 28 2020

MOVIE REVIEW/ “IRRESISTIBLE”

By |2020-06-28T23:39:36-05:00June 28th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

Jon Stewart who left his groundbreaking TV show THE DAILY SHOW 5 years ago to Trevor Noah, is back again in a larger format, but his sights are still laser-focused on the lunacy of the broken system in which we're trapped.  A cross between a movie and a very long joke, IRRESISTIBLE  has a punchline [...]

Jun 18 2020

JUNETEENTH WEEKEND.

By |2020-06-18T23:27:18-05:00June 18th, 2020|Dance, More A & E, Museums, Music, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

JUNETEENTH. It's a date whose history, because of the sweep of recent historic events, has been thrust into sharper focus. JUNETEENTH commemorates June 19, 1865 the date on which slaves in Texas were finally informed not only of the end of the Civil War, but also of their freedom more than two years after Abraham [...]

Jun 13 2020

MOVIE: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

By |2020-06-15T13:02:17-05:00June 13th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

YES! FINALLY a summer movie--and it's a good one.  "The King of Staten Island" stars that tall gawky SNL cast member who dresses like a 12 year-old, was engaged to Ariana Grande for a minute, and sometimes plays the shallow, slack-jawed pool boy next door you want to rescue. He's been quite open about his [...]