Category: Theatrical

Total 188 Posts

‘Die Hard’ at 35: An Ode to Joy That Keeps Giving

Mention the name Die Hard, and audiences and fans immediately think of “that movie that spawned Bruce Willis’ career,” “that movie that started a wave of action movies by using its name,” or my favorite, “it’s a Christmas movie.” I’m

‘The Miracle Club’: Film Review

Too often, we’re so involved in our own lives. Our self-involvement results from closing ourselves off to the world or being cast out. We don’t get the opportunity to understand why; we accept what is, harden our skins, and move

Film Review: ‘Biosphere’- Gender Fluidity And The Saving Of Humanity

For decades, Science Fiction films have been used to examine almost every aspect of society and humanity. Mel Eslyn’s “Biosphere” uses its “Silent Running” tinged Sci-Fi surroundings to probe the insights of male friendship, and the perceptions of masculinity, sexuality,

Film Review: ‘Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny’- Indy Retires

As the tag line taught us, “If Adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones!” The beloved movie hero has returned for one last ride. For Indy’s final quest, director James Mangold (and co-writers David Koepp and John-Henry and

Film Review: ‘God Is A Bullet’- Shaken Faith In A World Of Violence

Nick Cassavetes’ “God is a Bullet” knows exactly what type of film it desires to be. The director is proudly unapologetic when taking his audience through the picture’s dark and ultra-violent journey, but this isn’t mere exploitation for the sake

‘Asteroid City’: Film Review

In the age of IP-driven, franchise-connected films, few other filmmakers exist, as does Wes Anderson. Sure, his stylized way of storytelling has its fans. I’m one of them. His work has also attracted his detractors. Recently, Anderson was quoted as

Film Review: ‘Surrounded’- A Western With Deeper Subtext

With the Western in extremely short supply these days, it is always exciting when a new oater rides into cinemas. 2023 began with a good one, Brett Donowho’s “The Old Way” starring Nicolas Cage. As we come to the year’s

Film Review: ‘Past Lives’- Embrace The Change

Celine Song’s “Past Lives” is a film that embodies lyrics found in Al Stewart’s song “Time Passages”; “A girl comes towards you, You once used to know You reach out your hand, But you’re all alone, in these time passages

Film Review: ‘The Neighbor’- Love In A World Of Hate

“The Neighbor” (titled “Hotel Milan” in Italy) is the fifth feature film written and directed by Pasquale Marrazzo. Focusing on a gay male couple, the piece examines self-expression and the freedom to love whomever our heart chooses while existing in

Film Review: ‘Esme, My Love’- A Tragic Past Shapes A Tragic Future

How one’s life plays out can never be predicted. Death, however, is guaranteed. Director Cory Choy’s “Esme, My Love” explores the bond between mother and daughter and how death is always one step behind us. The finality of life dictates