Movie Review: Atonement (2007)

Atonement is both a searingly beautiful and a searingly painful film to watch.  Based on the bestselling novel  by Ian McEwan, the 2007 film deals with youth and naivety, love and passion, separation and war, but primarily guilt and the overwhelming need for reparation, or “atonement”. One summer day in England in 1935, thirteen year…

Movie Review: About a Boy (2002)

About a Boy is my favorite kind of movie.  It’s about broken people finding each other and discovering that they work best when they are all put together. Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) is a 38 year old Londoner who lives a charmed life and is only concerned with his own happiness – which he believes…

Movie Review: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

  With the Coen brothers directing and all-star cast including George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton (to name a few), I had high hopes for Hail, Caesar! , but, unfortunately, I was very disappointed.  I thought it was going to be a comedy about a movie studio being caught up in some wild “only-the-Coen-brothers-could-think-of-that”…

Movie Review: Room (2015)

I am awash in the afterglow of watching a movie that I just absolutely loved.  Room is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. Room stars Brie Larson as a woman who was abducted at the age of 17 and is kept in a backyard shed and sexually assaulted by her capture. …

Artist’s Choice Film Series- Houston

If you live in the Houston area and are looking for something new to do on Monday night…The Artist’s Choice Film Series is a FREE event where the Houston Cinema Arts Society invites Houston’s visual, performing, and literary artists to select and introduce a feature film of their choice about their own art form.  A…