#ThrowbackThursday – Frost/Nixon

Original US release date: December 5, 2008 Production budget: $25,000,000 Worldwide gross: $27,426,335 There are timely films and then there are films that are before their time.  Ron Howard is probably seen by most as a director who frequently makes good or very good films and occasionally makes a great one.  Most recently, a lot... Continue Reading →

Review – BlacKkKlansman

Approximately one year ago, I found myself tasked with the responsibility of standing in front of my Freshman Orientation class and attempting to explain to them the then-recent events of Charlottesville, Virginia.  It was Current Events Day in the curriculum, and each Freshman Orientation teacher was asked to discuss the most relevant current events for... Continue Reading →

Review – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

I feel a little ridiculous even typing up a review for Morgan Neville's Fred Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?.  After all, what we have here is a biography about probably the greatest human being to ever live using actual footage and making us all realize just how inadequate we are as we attempt... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Girl with a Pearl Earring

Original US release date: December 12, 2003 Production budget: $17,461,000 Worldwide gross: $31,466,789 Based on Tracy Chevalier's novel of the same name, Girl with a Pearl Earring had a rather tumultuous journey to the big screen - far more tumultuous than is typical for low-budget independent Oscar bait such as this.  Originally, Mike Newell was slated... Continue Reading →

Review – The 15:17 to Paris

Clint Eastwood has changed the course of his career in recent years.  He has stepped out of the spotlight and shifted to roles behind the camera, in particular producing and directing.  He has put out some fantastic work (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino - in both of which he still had starring roles) and some creative... Continue Reading →

Review – Winchester

The Winchester house is a very real thing.  Following the death of her husband, famed gun magnate William Manchester, Sarah Winchester continued to add onto the San Jose house that they had previously purchased together in an attempt to appease the ghosts that she claimed were haunting her.  Construction on the house never stopped until... Continue Reading →

Review – The Post

I've said it numerous times before, but I'll state, once again, that Tom Hanks is my all-time favorite actor.  There's absolutely no way I would miss any of his films in the theater, but team him up with Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep and I don't see how anyone with decent taste could resist.  If that... Continue Reading →

Review – I, Tonya

I have been trying my best to see this one for weeks, now.  It seems like it took forever for it to expand into a Theater Near Me and, when it finally did, I was out of town for the birth of my nephew.  I was originally going to catch Insidious: The Last Key, today, but... Continue Reading →

Review – Molly’s Game

It seems odd to say it, but Molly's Game is the first directorial effort from longtime writer-producer Aaron Sorkin.  Known for his sharp dialogue and boardroom thrillers, Sorkin makes the jump to directing to helm this film based on the book of the same name by the titular Molly Bloom.  He does so with the... Continue Reading →

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