Thought Provoking & Somber With Grace – Literally: The Light Between Oceans

The film The Light Between Oceans could quickly and easily be classified as a tear-jerker Chick Flick sponsored by Kleenex brand tissues. This characterization would be selling the film, its source novel, and its potential audience short, very short. This is a story about making very… no.., extremely tough choices so as to benefit […]

Saluting The Cohen Brothers Return to Comedy: Hail Caesar

Mentioning the Cohen Brothers (Blood Simple, Fargo, No Country for Old Men) and their film work usually generates one of three responses; I hate it/them, I do not understand it/them. I love it/them.

My opinion of the Cohen Brothers is the last of the three with occasional consideration for including the second statement. However, […]

The Look – You know What I Mean

Oh the look… the look… Oscar Isaac gets the chance to display The Look in A Most Violent Year and by any measure he nails it.

You know The Look; Al Pacino in The Godfather, Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver… that look… The Look.

A Most Violent Year pays it respects to the best […]

There is Still Time to Enjoy – The Colors

Stop what you are doing. Record the game…empty the dishwasher later… get outside and enjoy the colors while they last.


Mud Is Gold. ****

Mud, the film Written and Directed by Johnathan Nichols (Take Shelter, Shotgun Series) is a treasure. The story is engrossing. It rivals what I believe are the standard bearers of this genre – Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Apt Pupil. Ironically all of these films were adapted from the same book […]