‘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

‘Doctor Strange’ Review

Directed by Scott Derrickson Written by Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton ★★☆   “Doctor Strange” is Marvel’s strange (pun obviously intended) cocktail of psychedelia and superheroes, and like a Jack and Coke … More ‘Doctor Strange’ Review

‘Sing Street’ Review

Directed by John Carney Written by John Carney Starring: Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ★★★ “Sing Street” is John Carney’s coming-of-age story told through a sweet love story and a bitching 1980’s soundtrack – everything from Motorhead to Duran Duran, how often are Motorhead and Duran … More ‘Sing Street’ 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