Film School: How the Coen brothers film their shots and reverse shots

I run across articles about the art of film making from time to time that I find very interesting.  I thought my followers may find them interesting too so I am starting a feature called “Film School”. The first entry is video discussing the unique way in which Coen brothers film their shot/reverse shot.  Cool…

Movie Review: Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia is a sweet feel-good,  coming of age adventure story about a young rabbit named Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin).  Judy grew up on a carrot farm but has dreams of going to the big city of Zootopia and becoming a police officer – the first rabbit to ever do so.  Zootopia is a…

Movie Review: Brooklyn (2015)

  Saoirse Ronan absolutely shines in this movie as Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant who finds her way to 1950’s Brooklyn in search of a job and a better life. She is pursued by a young Italian-American, Tony  Fiorello, played by Emory Cohen. Even with their very different backgrounds, Eilis and Tony and fall in…

A NASA Insider’s Take on The Martian (2015)

  One of the things I loved most about The Martian was the way they portrayed how the scientists, engineers and astronauts all worked together with determination, passion and humor. I was an aerospace engineer with various NASA contractors at the Johnson Space Center in Houston for almost 20 years and I thought the depiction…

The 88th Academy Award Review (2016)

  Host – Chris Rock – I think he did a good solid job.  I like the way he addressed the #OscarsSoWhite issue.  By addressing it he gave it weight, but then by joking about it he was able to lighten the mood of the evening and move on.  However, I wish he would have…