Release: Friday, September 23, 2016 (limited) [Theater] Written by: William Wheeler Directed by: Mira Nair Despite the illusion of diversity and the notion that films are now being tailor-made for niched audiences, director Mira Nair's latest feels like a rarity, one that's not only good for the soul, but good for Disney. Here is a work of substance … Continue reading Queen of Katwe
Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Justin Marks Directed by: Jon Favreau Forgetting about your worries and your strife is pretty easy to do when Jon Favreau's bold decision to remake the Disney animated classic all but steals you away to a wonderful world filled with adventure, danger and English-speaking animals. It's actually quite amazing how … Continue reading The Jungle Book
Release: Friday, December 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J.J. Abrams; Lawrence Kasdan; Michael Arndt Directed by: J.J. Abrams It's admittedly difficult to resist feeling giddy when the familiar yellow text starts scrolling into the distance against a background strewn with stars. As John Williams' iconic score trumpets the arrival of a new era in perhaps the only franchise that … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Despite my fascination with film, I consistently have never really cared for the awards ceremonies as I've always seen them as rather trifling procedures. The night of Sunday, March 2 barely amounts to more than a shallow beauty pageant. The proceedings inside L.A.'s famed Dolby Theater are in effect an incredibly expensive circus in which … Continue reading The 86th Academy Awards Afterparty: Will there be pizza?
Release: Friday, February 28, 2014 [Theater] In this episode, Liam's on a mission to make sure one hundred and fifty million doll-hairs are transferred into the proper account otherwise. . . . .well, you can probably guess what the otherwise is. This is another one of those instances where you can glean everything you need to … Continue reading Non-Stop
Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Every so often there are those releases that stir up a buzz unlike any other; a certain climate that generates perhaps as much interest in the film as the film itself. This feverish talk might be about the cast involved and the work they have turned in, or the … Continue reading 12 Years a Slave