Smart & The City (Film Review: “Carrie Pilby”)

A family-friendly charmer about a young genius living in New York City who learns that brains alone can’t solve the puzzling equation called Life. Continue Reading →


Father, I Confess (Film Review: “The Good Catholic”)

A sincere and modest film about an earnest young priest whose rigid servitude to the life of the cloth is challenged when a headstrong woman shows up in his confessional. Continue Reading →


From the Fire Into the Frying Pan (Film Review: “Burnt”)

Burnt may not be the last word on the ‘Bad Boy’ chef trope, but it’s still an entertaining potboiler of one man’s journey to self. . . plus it’s always fun to watch Bradley Cooper, especially when he’s dicing, slicing and yelling in both English and French. Continue Reading →


Talk Therapy -or- The End of ‘Before’ (Film Review: “Before Midnight”)

Cinema’s celebrated triptych on Modern Love, the final installment in the ‘Before’ series finds the chatty Celine and Jesse still sparring it out, but the conversation – like the lovers themselves – has matured, with so much more at stake as they find themselves at a somber mid-life crossroads. Continue Reading →


Landing a Royal Scoop (Film Review: “A Christmas Prince”)

Can a sneaker-sporting American journalist win the heart of a bad-boy, reluctant heir to the throne, all the while posing undercover to scoop royal-watchers around the world before an imminent Christmas Eve coronation? Continue Reading →


Just Keep Walking (Film Review: “The Way Back”)

A sweeping, fact-based story about a disparate group of prisoners from a Siberian gulag who walked 4,000 miles to India seeking freedom, with the Russian tundra, the Himalayas and the Gobi Desert to cross in the process. Continue Reading →


Like Father, Like Son (Film Review: “The Only Living Boy in New York”)

An all-star cast tells a classic story about fathers and sons, the cost of keeping secrets, and the consequences that arise from defying forbidden family taboos. Continue Reading →