Nocturnal Animals – Movie Review

The screenplay was very well done, the direction was perfect, the cinematography was spot on, the soundtrack was sparsely brilliant, the acting was superb, but when you get right down to it, I just didn’t like the story.  In the end, it is a simple story of cruelty, a hope for redemption and revenge told in a very…

TOWER – Movie Review

Brilliant. Riveting. Unique. TOWER is an extremely unique documentary about the mass shooting at The University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966 when Charles Whitman went to the observation deck of the Texas Tower and proceeded to terrorize the campus for an hour and a half in the end killing 14 and wounding 32  others.  It was…

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…

Where to see Best Picture Nominees before The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are just around the corner (February 28th) and there are several Best Picture nominees that I have not seen.  Fortunately, two of the largest movie theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, will be re-playing them during the month of February. So if there are any you haven’t seen yet, check links below and…

2015 Movie Poster ABC’s

2015 – The Year In Movies I put together this 2015 Movie Poster Alphabet in response to Photo Challenge : Alphabet.

The Big Short – Read this before you go

You haven’t seen The Big Short yet?  It doesn’t look interesting to you?  Well, if five Academy Award nominations and an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale don’t convince you to see it, there is nothing I can say to get you to go. However, if you do plan on…

Dear Target Audience

I am currently taking a Blogging 101 class through WordPress.  Today’s assignment is to write a post to my target audience.   Hmmmm….  Excellent challenge.  Of course, first I must identify my target audience…  I say I want to write movie reviews, and I do, but at the same time, I know there are a…

A Nerd with a View

What’s up with this name?  Well, I am an aerospace engineer and analytical by nature.  Even away from work I cannot turn off my critical eye.  When I am waiting in the concession line at the movies, all I can do is analyze their ridiculously slow process think of ways they can make it more efficient.  My critiquing spills…

I Love Movies

I am starting this blog as a place to post my thoughts about movies, connect with others who share my love of movies, get practice writing and to find my voice as a movie critic.  My short term (2 year) goal is to become a member of the Houston Film Critics Society (by publishing 75…