Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson’s Film Annoys Like a Puppy That Won’t Stop Barking

Wes Anderson has established himself over the years with some very clever films. The ambition in several of the films is matched by the execution, resulting in gems like “The Royal ... Continue Reading →

The Death of Stalin

From the mind of Armando Iannucci comes another clever political satire. I first encountered his clever approach to film making at Sundance, where his “In the Loop” gathered understandable ... Continue Reading →

A Wrinkle in Time Folds In On Itself

This book’s journey to the silver screen has been long and fraught with peril. Loved by many, the memory may be more cast in amber. When read as an adult, the book loses much of its ... Continue Reading →

Red Sparrow

The title refers to the spy school the Russians used to train their femmes fatale. Jennifer Lawrence’s statuesque demeanor is well-suited for the role of Dominika Egorova, a former ... Continue Reading →

“Game Night” For a Post-Valentine’s Day Date

We have been pulling out board games for years, and “Settlers of Catan” is the current choice. But the occasional murder mystery party livens things up, so we were looking forward ... Continue Reading →

Black Panther Hits on All Cylinders

The Marvel Universe is stocked with superheroes, and the company has a long term battle plan to roll out their standalone adventures, peppered with periodic ensemble gatherings. “Black ... Continue Reading →

Clint Eastwood’s Latest Film “The 15:17 to Paris” Casts the Actual Heroes

Clint Eastwood is not afraid of change, even in the twilight of a tremendously successful career. He evolved from a TV cowboy to the film cowboy with no name in a series of ‘spaghetti ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-nominated Bryan Cranston already a winner

Before the Oscars were handed out at the 88th Academy Awards, Bryan Cranston was already a winner. Cranston had his first Academy Award nomination this year for playing the title role ... Continue Reading →