August: Osage County is a dysfunctional family tragicomedy that just marked the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2013. If there is a 2013 film that features the most acting on display, it’s this one. This is a film that contains a powerhouse of a cast. Both Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts would receive Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress, respectively. The screenplay, cast, and other crew would earn nominations at other…"August: Osage County Features A Lot of Acting"
Eric LaRue has its roots in Brett Neveu’s 2002 stage play but the film adaptation being timely and relevant speaks to the current climate. I know what you’re thinking–Mass just premiered a few years ago in theaters. It’s an unfortunate side effect of school shootings still taking place. Or any mass shooting in general. Where Mass focuses on grieving parents meeting to discuss their sons, Eric LaRue focuses on the mother–Janice LaRue (Judy Greer)–of the…"Eric LaRue – Tribeca 2023"
Deep Water is finally being let out of its own misery after several months of pandemic delays and going straight to Hulu. This is one of the films that Disney acquired by way of the 20th Century Fox acquisition. Unfortunately, no amount of delays could save this film. At some point, you just have to accept the inevitable: release it on streaming and make everyone happy. Before the last release date change, Deep Water had…"Deep Water Is Finally Let Out Of Its Own Misery"
French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, follows a broke socialite and her son in the new film from Azazel Jacobs. Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) had plans “to die before the money ran out.” Alas, this was not to be. Insolvent and widowed at the start of the film, the Manhattan socialite decides to move to Paris. The mere premise has all the makes of a comedy but instead, it’s a drama. Frances could…"New York FF 2020: French Exit"
Ford v Ferrari is one one of the most exhilarating films of 2019 and audiences can now bring the film home today on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, or DVD. Listen, I’m not a racing fan by any means whatsoever. However, this did not stop me from being on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. I didn’t even mind the 152 minute running time mostly because I didn’t even notice it! My cap…"Ford v Ferrari Is Now Available On Home Video"
Little Women is another re-telling in a long line of adaptations of the beloved two-volume novel by author Louisa May Alcott. Maybe it’s because of my childhood–you know, the whole growing up with the wrong body–but I wasn’t able to really connect with the film upon my first viewing a few weeks ago. Upon second viewing, I found it to be a much stronger film. Of course, I still have issues with never-ending remakes but…"Little Women: Another Remake But A Strong One"
Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating crowd-pleaser that should keep audiences on their seat in Ford’s quest to build a winning race car. Race car driver-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British-born racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale) are racing legends. We owe a great respect to their efforts in racing because without them, who knows what type of advances Ford would make. Shelby had quit racing sometime prior due to health issues. However, their…"Toronto 2019: Ford v Ferrari"