Janis: Little Girl Blue

Release: Friday, November 27, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Amy J. Berg Directed by: Amy J. Berg Janis: Little Girl Blue isn’t the whole puzzle but it offers up a lot of significant pieces in its exploration of the life of iconic blues rocker Janis Joplin. The account offers a celebration of a life cut tragically short,Continue reading “Janis: Little Girl Blue”

30-for-30: The Day the Series Stopped

Release: Sunday, October 12, 2014 [Netflix] Directed by: Ryan Fleck October 17, 1989. Game 3 of the World Series, the Battle of the Bay. It was the Oakland Athletics squaring off against the decidedly more white collar-catering San Francisco Giants. The A’s were up 2-0 in a series they would go on to sweep. On this dayContinue reading “30-for-30: The Day the Series Stopped”

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Release: Friday, August 7, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Marielle Heller Directed by: Marielle Heller If there was a film this year that epitomized the expression ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ uh . . . yeah, this is it. In hindsight the suspect title is rather ingenious. ‘Teenage’ is certainly specific, and so is ‘the diary’ for that matter.Continue reading “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

TBT: Almost Famous (2000)

As Will Smith notes in Independence Day, it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings. And while I knew, deep down, there would not be any fat lady singing to indicate this feature had truly ended, I also knew there was no way I could stop doing these posts. It’s the longest-running feature on theContinue reading “TBT: Almost Famous (2000)”

Godzilla

Release: Friday, May 16, 2014 [RPX Theater] I AM GARETH EDWARDS, HEAR ME ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who? Oh, a nobody, other than the guy who’s responsible for retrofitting the world’s most famous monster for a 21st Century outing. The British director has been in charge of at least one more monster-related movie. It was actually ingeniously titled Monsters. Now,Continue reading “Godzilla”

Blue Jasmine

Release: Friday, July 26, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Blue Jasmine is the film that has officially given me a reason to side with some harsh detractors of the Woody Allen school of film. Provided that I’ve only seen two of his films (To Rome With Love being the other) I can’t say definitively whether I fully embraceContinue reading “Blue Jasmine”