Monthly Archives: April 2011

8 Movies I Look Forward to Seeing This Summer

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather recently, so no full movie reviews this week.  But I thought I’d preview 8 movies scheduled to be released this summer in the U.S. I’m excited about these! 1. First up is “The Tree of Life” … Continue reading

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‘Atlas Shrugged: Part 1’ (Movie Review) *1/2

We go to movies for many reasons: to have fun, to escape, to laugh, to be moved, to learn something. One of my friends likes only happy movies, nothing too serious, just fun. I know it’s a cliché to say, but variety … Continue reading

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Seven Mini-Reviews (from ‘Poetry’ to ‘Jane Eyre’)

It’s catch-up time again. I don’t always have time to write full movie reviews, so here are seven mini-reviews for recent films that I’ve seen. Poetry (Shi) “Poetry” is a superb drama from South Korean writer/director Chang-dong Lee (“Secret Sunshine,” “Oasis”). The film stars … Continue reading

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‘Potiche’ (Movie Review) ***

 Catherine Deneuve’s accomplishments are many. Her performances have made countless indelible impressions on movie-goers since the 1960’s in such films as “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Repulsion,” “The Last Metro,” “The Hunger,” “Dancer in the Dark” and many others. She is an … Continue reading

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‘Source Code’ (Movie Review) ***

You wake up suddenly on a train. The last thing you remember before now is piloting an aircraft in Afghanistan. But now you are here, sitting across from a lovely young lady, and she’s talking to you as if she … Continue reading

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