From the director of Food Inc. and Merchants of Doubt comes yet another documentary that will make you question humanity’s survival.
Based on the true story of the unlikely chess champion from the slums of Uganda, Phiona Mutesi, Queen of Katwe stars newcomer Madina Nalwanga and features celebrated actors David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o.
Like most Americans, I’ve heard the name Edward Snowden. I even had an inkling of who he was – a whistleblower from the CIA, or NSA, or some such secret government agency. He revealed secrets about something and got in trouble and had to flee the country. That’s about it for me though having missedContinue reading “Review – Snowden”
In 1999 The Blair Witch Project terrified audiences who were half convinced that what they were seeing was real. Popularizing the relatively new concept of “found footage,” it made a mark in cinema history, but after one failed sequel and a relatively unsuccessful run at being a multimedia franchise, it faded into legend. Like theContinue reading “Review – Blair Witch”
After a number of delays and a name change (It was originally called Jack the Giant Killer), Bryan Singer‘s reimagining of the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is finally coming to theaters. The story begins with an account of events that have, at this point, faded into legend. Many years ago, in anContinue reading “Review: Jack the Giant Slayer”
Although this movie is from earlier this year, now is probably the first time many people have the opportunity – or desire – to see this indie critics’ darling. And with its multiple Oscar nominations, I felt it deserved my time now that I’ve added it to my list of nominated films seen.