Ammonite Review

Francis Lee usually writes and directs character studies that focus on small people and small places. He takes these people and places and puts a microscope on them. Normally, nobody would care about the subject matter, but his deft hand brings out the character of said people and places. Ammonite is Francis Lee at hisContinue reading “Ammonite Review”

Uncle Frank Review

Alan Ball is primarily known for writing tv shows such as Six Feet Under, True Blood, and Here and Now, as well as the Academy Award-winning Best Picture from 1999, American Beauty. He has done some directing as well, mostly tv shows, but in 2007, his biggest film to date, Towel Head, came out. Uncle Frank is the first film he’s directedContinue reading “Uncle Frank Review”

Hillbilly Elegy Review

Ron Howard has directed all kinds of films in his 40-year directing career. He’s done biopics. He’s done period pieces. But this is the first time he’s directed a movie for a streaming service. Hillbilly Elegy is a combination of all of these things. This is quite different than everything he’s directed before.  J.D. Vance (played byContinue reading “Hillbilly Elegy Review”

One Night In Miami Review

Regina King has been having quite a great few years in her career rrcently. First, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk in 2019. Just two months ago, she won an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for the HBO mini-series Watchmen.Continue reading “One Night In Miami Review”

Sound of Metal Review

Movies about musicians have been very prevalent over the years. Sometimes they are about real musicians, but more often they are about fictional musicians and or their loved ones. Writers have to find a hook that ties to the musician in question. In the case of Sound of Metal, the hook is a heavy metal drummerContinue reading “Sound of Metal Review”

I’m Your Woman Review

Julia Hart has directed a few movies before I’m Your Woman. Her previous work Fast Color, Mrs. Stevens, and Star Girl all focus on the teen experience in some form or other. These films are very different than her new film. Hart tends to write and direct projects about younger females, and this is about a woman and her baby.Continue reading “I’m Your Woman Review”

The Father Review

Anthony Hopkins is widely considered one of the greatest actors living today. His turn as Hannibal Lecter garnered him wide acclaim as he won his only Best Actor Academy Award in 1992 for Silence of the Lambs. Great performances as the eponymous former President in Nixon, Mr. Stevens in Remains of the Day, and Pope Benedict in The TwoContinue reading “The Father Review”

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

Aaron Sorkin directed his first film in 2017 when he made Molly’s Game. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is his 2nd directorial outing, but it may be the most logical project he’s worked on since The West Wing because of its subject matter which is right up his alley.  The Trial of the Chicago 7 depicts the culmination of theContinue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review”

All In: The Fight For Democracy

A Film that is as important as it’s subject matter! Over the decades, this country has had its fair share of voter fraud and even downright intimidation at the polls, mostly in the southern states but sometimes out West. Voter suppression is an old trick by people intending to fraud a particular county, district, orContinue reading “All In: The Fight For Democracy”

The Water Man Review

A middle of the road directorial debue Actors becoming directors isn’t anything new to the film industry. Over the years actors have delved into the realm of directing. Some with great success, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, and Robert Redford, and others not so well. With The Water Man, David Oyelowo takes his turn inContinue reading “The Water Man Review”