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Movie Review: “Get Out”(0)

February 17, 2018

What is the secret ingredient in a horror movie that frightens rational, educated grown-ups and causes them to have nightmares? Whatever “it” is, countless so-called horror movies have failed spectacularly over the years, especially during the last two decades.  But fortunately for horror fans, Jordan Peele, the director of the Academy Award-nominated movie “Get Out,”… Read More ›

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

Growing up in the 90’s, Disney princess movies were a key part of my childhood.  Beauty and the Beast, originally released in 1991, was never a particular favorite of mine. The dark aesthetic of the film, and frankly, the beast himself, scared 4-year-old me. But as I got older, Beauty and the Beast became one… Read More ›

Movie Review: Logan

Hugh Jackman has portrayed  the X-Men character Wolverine for over seventeen years, and in nine movies.   In his most recent film, Logan (2017), which is  based on the graphic novel “Old Man Logan,” he is facing his final days on Earth, after his mutant prolonged life of four hundred years.  It is the year 2029,… Read More ›

Movie Review: John Wick

In honor of John Wick Chapter 2 (2017) being released last month in theaters, I decided to revisit the 2014 original John Wick. I had fond memories of my first viewing, but as with many things, its memory can be tainted upon second viewing. Luckily, this film only got better over time. The film follows… Read More ›

Movie Review: Patriots Day

When we hear the words “Patriot’s Day” right now, our minds immediately go to the magical win our hometown football team pulled out several Sundays ago.  Many of us aren’t thinking about a very different Patriot’s Day– the Boston Marathon bombing which took place four years ago, and which has inspired a recently-released movie directed… Read More ›

The Up-Coming Academy Awards: Some Predictions

At the start of each new year, there is much talk and reflection about the previous year in review.  A source of excitement for many of us is to discuss the year that we had in film.  Throw in the fancy red carpet gowns and all of the biggest names in Hollywood rubbing elbows, and… Read More ›

Movie Review: Hidden Figures

Very rarely do you come across a film that has such an important story to be told, and tells it well. Hidden Figures is a captivating and compelling story of three pioneering women working at NASA during the space race of the 1960s. The film was adapted from a book of the same title written… Read More ›

Movie Review: La La Land

La La Land is on the top of everyone’s watch list this awards season, as it swept the Golden Globes with a historic 7 wins, and nabbed 14 Oscar nominations; it is also favored to be the winner for best picture.  I will make it perfectly apparent that I am not the biggest fan of… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Loving”

“When a man loves a woman…”  That song, which was originally sung by Percy Sledge, is one of my favorite songs of the 1960’s, and it played a large part in my memories from that bygone era.  In 1966, my mother and I lived at 56 Saint Germain Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, in… Read More ›

Movie Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

I grew up reading the Silver Age DC Comics of the late 1950’s and the 1960’s when they were still oriented toward having happy endings.  Sometime in the mid 1960’s, more adult themes started finding their way into comic books, and happy endings were suddenly a little harder to find in the twenty pages of… Read More ›