All posts tagged "movie"
CINEMA: Kid Stuff
A child performance anchors the satisfying family drama of Gifted. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If you’re going to make a movie with a cute kid, you’re going to make it easy for a lot of people to...
- Posted April 12, 2017
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