All posts tagged "movie"
CINEMA: Mission Impossible
Silence is a beautiful, complex mix of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. JACKSON HOLE, WY – There’s an old story that one of Martin Scorsese’s New York University professors said his films contained too much Good Friday, and not...
- Posted January 10, 2017
CINEMA: List We Forget…
Celebrating the best in film for 2016. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In case there weren’t enough high-profile deaths in 2016—Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, democracy—this was also the year, we were told repeatedly in entertainment industry headlines,...
- Posted December 28, 2016
WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Part One: Horror and Hearts
A horrific cinematic experience opens the door to history, heritage and treasure. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I can’t write at home. Not because I don’t have the ability to, but because I don’t necessarily get much writing...
- Posted October 26, 2016
CINEMA: Boxer Rebellion
Hands of Stone can’t carve out a distinctive space among boxing biopics. JACKSON HOLE, WY – You’ve got to hand this to Jonathan Jakubowicz, writer/director of Hands of Stone: It takes balls of stone to cast Robert...
- Posted August 23, 2016
Finding Dory imparts important lessons on young viewers but lacks Pixar’s originality. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Preceding Finding Dory, as has been tradition with Pixar’s animated features, there’s a short film as a kind of cinematic appetizer....
- Posted June 14, 2016
CINEMA: Where Are the Women?
A critic’s year-long look at the way movies portray one half of humanity. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A saintly wife who stands by her screw-up of a husband. A girlfriend kidnapped in order to spur her boyfriend into...
- Posted May 10, 2016
CINEMA: To Be Continued
Captain America: Civil War serves up fun and focuses on perpetuating the MCU brand. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During one of the occasional lulls between battles royale in Captain America: Civil War, the synthetic humanoid Vision (Paul...
- Posted May 3, 2016
CINEMA: Citizenship Taste
‘City of Gold’ profiles a food writer as ambassador for the American Dream. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During the opening credits sequence in Laura Gabbert’s documentary “City of Gold,” her subject, Jonathan Gold, drives through the streets...
- Posted March 29, 2016
CINEMA: Beasts of One Notion
‘Zootopia’ depends entirely on its well-intentioned allegory about prejudice. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Spoiler alert: “Zootopia” is about prejudice, and how prejudice is bad. And I suppose there’s more than touch of sarcasm in the inclusion of...
- Posted March 1, 2016
CINEMA: A Critic’s Choice
Why I want no part in the ‘Oscars conversation.’ Right around the time the print issue of this paper hits the streets on Jan. 14, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce nominees for...
- Posted January 12, 2016