The Lady in the Van

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Alan Bennett Directed by: Nicholas Hytner The Lady in the Van is really good if you like watching movies about the elderly, the homeless and the incontinent. (Spoiler alert: I don’t mind them.) Maggie Smith, who is the lady in the van, is a real piece of work inContinue reading “The Lady in the Van”

99 Homes

Release: Friday, September 25, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Ramin Bahrani; Amir Naderi Directed by: Ramin Bahrani I have tried several different ways of expressing my enthusiasm over this movie about the housing market collapse of 2008, but each time I have failed. For whatever reason I’m struggling to make things like home foreclosures and adjustable mortgage rates soundContinue reading “99 Homes”

Gimme Shelter

Release: Friday, January 24, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Gimme Shelter finds Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson playing down their beauty profoundly as Hudgens goes from literal rags to riches in this powerful and emotional drama about life on the streets. The High School Musical starlet ditches the cute smiles and glitzy performances at the behest of writer/directorContinue reading “Gimme Shelter”