Not Really a Funny Story…But a Good Message
Sixteen-year old Craig (played by Keir Gilchrist “Hungry Hills” 2009) feels like his world is … Read more
Perfectionism − Should be Considered a Character Flaw
“Black Swan” stars Natalie Portman in her most riveting role to date. She carries the film to great lengths and in most … Read more
An Ominous Beginning to the Bitter End
“These are dark times, there’s no denying,” declares the Minister of Magic, portrayed by Bill Nighy. Truer words were never spoken. … Read more
Disney’s Diamond Edition of “Beauty and the Beast” Is a Gem
It is hard to believe that it has been 19 years since Disney’s “Beauty … Read more
Okay Kids−Always Tell Your Mother Where You Are Going!
Here’s an example of what happens when a seasoned director; Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire” 2008) meets up … Read more
The staff of Sarah’s Backstage Pass used the old adage, ‘divide and conquer’ in approaching coverage of the 46th annual Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 7th through October 21, 2010. … Read more
He Sees Dead People When He Grips Your Hand
Clint Eastwood directs a very different type of film, that some will probably not like due to the … Read more
Edward Norton as Stone Gives a Haunting Performance
John Curran (“The Painted Veil” 2006) directs a layered, compelling film centering on four main characters’ secrets, … Read more
The Perfect Family Film − Crossing All Generations
Disney’s “Secretariat” is a heartwarming story about an amazing race horse and its owner, Penny … Read more
Friend Me, Tag Me in a Photo, Post on My Wall − Facebook Fans Rejoice as this Critic Clicks: … Read more
Action Thriller Solidifies Affleck’s Talent as a Director
If Gone Baby Gone (2007) made you sit up and take notice, then The Town just might inspire you to stand up … Read more
You Won’t Sleep Through This One
Oliver Stone, director of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, is beginning to grow on me. Yes, I’m even a bit surprised myself by this turn of events. And − … Read more
Online Friendship Becomes Personal on Many Levels
From the get-go, Catfish draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the credits are rolling. It’s human nature to be, somewhat, ‘nosey’ … Read more
Lots to Laugh About as Barrymore and Long are Hysterically Funny
Drew Barrymore otherwise … Read more
An Inspiring, Uplifting Film Based on Courage
Filled with compassion, courage and heartfelt moments, Mao’s Last Dancer… Read more
That Villain is Really Very Funny!
Parents and kids will enjoy sitting through Despicable Me as the … Read more
A Determined Teen Struggles for Survival
If you have ever wondered how life has changed … Read more
Total Eclipse of the Heart for Bella
Being of the mind set to ‘live in the moment’ and not look … Read more
Everyone’s Favorite New York Girls Are Back and Better Than Ever!
Ladies, if you want to glam it up with your girlfriends, grab a cocktail and lose yourself in the ‘fantasy fashion world’ for two … Read more
Be Careful What You Wish For!
Shrek Forever After 3D opens energetically out of the gate with a hyper-speed carriage and horses scene that is ‘in your face.’ Basically, you’ll be throwing your hands up … Read more
Romance in the Countryside of Italy, What Could be Better?
If you are in any way a romantic at heart, then you’ll no doubt fall in love with Letters to Juliet. The film tugs … Read more
This is Film Entertainment At Its Best!
Robert Downy Jr. is back as Tony Stark, and his outed alias Iron Man; the comic book character that left audiences yearning for more. Not only is there … Read more