Ford vs Ferrari

  What’s not to like? The story of an American in a cowboy hat tweaking the nose of the uppity Europeans. In this case, it is Texan Carroll Shelby aided by the might of Henry ... Continue Reading →

‘Love Actually Live’ merry blend of stage & cinema, The Wallis Nov. 27-Dec. 29

“Love Actually Live is a wonderful Christmas show. It was catching lightning in a bottle when we did it last year. Now we’re back to capture that magic again,” says Broadway ... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Tarantino’s Opus Love Story to 1969 Hollywood – New Edit

Revisionist or parallel history productions are fascinating. Decades ago my kids were exposed to Lion King 1½ (Pumbaa and Timon’s story up front, with Simba’s story in the distance). ... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians Ken Jeong celebrates Cancer Support Community LA at 5th Gilda Gala

Comedy star Ken Jeong put the spotlight on the amazing Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, that supports people and their families battling the “big C.” His Crazy Rich Asians ... Continue Reading →

The Story of Music on Two Islands – Jamaica, Britain, Ska, Reggae and Punk – “Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records”

The film Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records is a tremendous slice into the history of reggae, which means it is a music history lesson of at least two islands: Jamaica and Britain. ... Continue Reading →

‘Downton Abbey,’ the upstairs/downstairs saga continues as a hit movie

Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith) might ask, “What’s a weekend?” –however the resplendent Focus Features movie is celebrating a couple ... Continue Reading →

Chained For Life

Film history is replete with movies like Freaks and The Elephant Man which attempt to get inside the heads of deformed characters. Chained For Life similarly works that territory, ... Continue Reading →

Before You Know It

Two sisters discover their long lost mother in this pleasant family comedy. Many of the usual tropes are layered into the plot: the daughters are rather off-kilter, opposites and co-dependent, ... Continue Reading →