Ben is Back delivers with a strong focus on a family as they welcome back their drug-addicted son home for the holidays. There’s a strong emotional reaction to be had as one watches Holly Burns (Julia Roberts) as her eldest son, Ben (Lucas Hedges) comes home for the holidays. As much as she hopes for the best as he makes a surprise appearance, she requires some pre-conditions for his return. Even if it’s just for…"Ben is Back hits Blu-ray/DVD"
With Brie Larson kicking ass in the titular role, Captain Marvel gives us a new superhero as the Marvel Cinematic Universe pushes forward. The introduction of Carol Danvers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes during a very trying time. We only have an idea of who survived The Snap but so many more are out there. The ending of Avengers: Infinity War shows that both Danvers and Nick Fury previously met. This film does a…"Captain Marvel: The Superhero We Need Right Now"
March is one of my favorite times of year because of March Madness but it also means heading down to Austin for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Last year was my first SXSW Film Festival and it was a whole lot of fun. The festival launched the likes of Blockers, TransMilitary, Summer ’03, Most Likely to Murder and Fast Color (opening in theaters this month!) to name a few. Films followed from Sundance to SXSW including…"SXSW 2019: My Most-Anticipated Films"
As the calendar turns to March 4 this year, it’s time to take a moment to remember the life of John Candy on the 25th anniversary of his passing. John Candy is one of those comedians who was taken away from us way too early at the age of 43. One needs to only look at his IMDB profile to see his impact. While his role in Vacation was tantamount to a brief cameo, John…"John Candy: 25 Years Later"
Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is taking his battle against Netflix all the way to The Academy when the next board meeting takes place in April. Without Steven Spielberg, I would never have developed an interest in film. I’ve already written about this in an article on Jurassic Park in 2017. It still kills me that I was’t able to be in the same theater as him during SXSW last year because of certain reasons. I…"Steven Spielberg, Netflix, and The Academy"
The Last is one of those films in which the audience is going to be left with questions but mainly we’re left to ask ourselves–what would we have done? It’s a normal Rosh HaShanah afternoon for the Dorman family as everyone gathers around for the Tashlikh service. Little do they know that the normalcy they experience will soon be changing. Much of the conversation relates to special-needs teacher Josh (AJ Cedeño) and his engagement to…"The Last: Audience Will Ask Questions"
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People serves as a profile of the publishing giant and an important lesson on freedom of the press. Immigrating to the United States from Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer would become an important name in American journalism. We can see his legacy living on today through the annual Pulitzer Prizes. But make no mistake, this man knew the importance of journalism. While the current president will resort to”fake news” attacks, Pulitzer knew…"Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People"