“Family First” (Canada) Directed by Sophie DuPuis Sophie DuPuis’ challenging feature, “Family First” (Canada’s 2018 Foreign- Language Oscar entry) is a bit of a dichotomous mixed bag. While it possesses some indelible characters, you’ll recognize the well-trodden story-line from several … Continue reading 54th Chicago Int’l Film Fest #2: “Family First” (Canada)
“The City That Sold America” Directed by Ky Dickens (USA) Ky Dickens historical investigation of Chicago’s place at the center of American advertising, is, let’s be clear, too short. But, in this instance, that bit of criticism is meant as … Continue reading 54th Chicago Int’l Film Fest #1: “The City That Sold America” (USA)
“BlacKKKlansmen” Directed by Spike Lee Spike’s new joint may be his best since “25th Hour” (excluding his documentaries), maybe even since “Do the Right Thing”, so be prepared, y’all. This is a film as much about this EXACT moment in … Continue reading “BlacKKKlansmen”
Now that the summer’s biggest blockbusters have all been released, it’s time to give them a look and, hopefully, help you decide what to bother renting/streaming. I know, I know…”Jason, if I wanted see them, I already would have”! Well, … Continue reading The BIG Summer Flicks of ’18! Worth Streaming?
“The Equalizer 2” Directed by Antoine Fuqua When I gave Antoine Fuqua’s first installment of the “Equalizer” a gander back in the winter months, I wasn’t aware a sequel was in the offing. It wasn’t my first choice that cold … Continue reading “The Equalizer 2”
“Mission Impossible: Fallout” Christopher McQuarrie See the picture above? Hmm…I wonder if he makes it. Now…I don’t write that to be snarky…no, I write that to show just how great this franchise has become. You KNOW what the outcomes are … Continue reading “Mission Impossible: Fallout”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Directed by Morgan Neville Funny how things flow in one’s life. As a child I hardly ever watched “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.” Not because I didn’t like it, or wanted to. I DID like it and … Continue reading “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”