‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Review

Directed by Bill Condon Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson ★★★ Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” has a special place in my heart because it was released the day … More ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Review

‘Logan’ Review

Directed by James Mangold Written by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen ★★★ After almost two decades Hugh Jackman is ready to hang up the claws and walk a from the role (and franchise) that made him a star. … More ‘Logan’ Review

Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

It is that time of year again, time for the annual Academy Awards. That means it is also time to make some Oscar predictions.  For the sake of brevity, I will only cover the major categories. Best Picture: Nominees                       Prediction                   Should Win                     Upset                                 “Arrival”                         “La La Land”                “La La Land”               “Moonlight” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” … More Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

‘Fences’ Review

Directed by Denzel Washington Written by August Wilson Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney ★★☆ “Fences” a film adaption of August Wilson’s play of the same name directed by Denzel Washington. Washington also stars in the film with Viola Davis, reprising their roles from … More ‘Fences’ Review

‘Jackie’ Review

Directed by Pablo Larraín Written by Noah Oppenheim Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt and Caspar Phillipson ★★★ It is an iconic event in American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, dramatized and chronicled to the Nth degree, so why do it again? The answer, in short, is … More ‘Jackie’ Review

Academy Awards

This article was very last minute – remember that Mozart composed the overture to “Don Giovanni” the night before the premiere – but, here are my final predictions for the 88th Academy Awards held tonight. For the sake of brevity, I will only cover the major categories. Predictions Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro G. … More Academy Awards

Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards have been announced this morning, full list here. There were few surprises with this year’s nominations, of the surprises some of the biggest were that “Straight Outta Compton” received one nomination for original screenplay, and Johnny Depp was not nominated, but then again Depp and Matt Damon … More Oscar Nominations