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Movie Review: ‘On Chesil Beach’

Greetings again from the darkness. This is one of those movies that has the look and feel that leaves me believing I should like it more than I do. Ian McEwan (the excellent ATONEMENT) adapted the screenplay from his own novel, and it’s by ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Anything’

Greetings again from the darkness. If you’ve always wanted to see a movie about “Andy Griffith’s sad brother”, this is the one for you. That’s actually the description one of the characters has for Early, the depressed widower we come to know. Houston-born writer/director ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Tully’

Greetings again from the darkness. Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody first collaborated on the filming of her debut script JUNO in 2007. Four years later they made YOUNG ADULT with Charlize Theron, and now all three reunite for this latest tip of ...Read More

Movie Review: ’12 Strong’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. During the movie, Afghanistan is referred to as “the graveyard of many empires”. Traditionally, January is the graveyard of most new movie releases, so it’s a pleasant surprise when we see an entertaining, well-made and historically interesting film, and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Rider’

Greetings again from the darkness. Sometimes the universe creates its own balance. Watching this little independent gem the day before watching the new Avengers movie reinforces what a diverse art form the cinema provides. Writer/director Chloe Zhao continues to make her presence felt as ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Two Balloons’

Greetings again from the darkness. Stop-motion animation is always fascinating to me, and when it’s done very well, it can be downright mesmerizing. And that’s what we have here thanks to the Director Mark C Smith. Two lemurs are navigating their dirigibles across the ...Read More