REVIEW: “Mustang”

REVIEW: “Mustang”

“Mustang” begins innocently enough. The school day ends for five orphaned sisters. The youngest girl and the film’s main protagonist Lale (played by Gunes Sensoy) is giving a teary-eyed goodbye to her favorite teacher who is leaving their small Turkish village for Istanbul. On the way home the five girls take a detour and have … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Suicide Squad”

REVIEW: “Suicide Squad”

Poor, poor DC Entertainment. Since Christopher Nolan’s departure from their cinematic playground DC has had a rough go of it. 2013’s “Man of Steel” faced more than its share of scrutiny. This year’s “Batman vs Superman” was the fashionable punching bag for both critics and many viewers alike even prior to its release. Now we … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Anthropoid”

REVIEW: “Anthropoid”

Operation Anthropoid was the code name given to the 1942 attempted assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler’s third in command and one of the chief architects of the Holocaust. The secret mission took place in Prague and was carried out by agents of the exiled Czechoslovakian government. It’s also the subject of Sean Ellis’ new film … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Confirmation”

REVIEW: “The Confirmation”

Bob Nelson’s first splash in the world of cinema was a big one. Director Alexander Payne was asked to find a director for Nelson’s original screenplay “Nebraska”. Payne was so impressed with the script he petitioned to direct the film himself. “Nebraska” would go on to receive six Academy Award nominations including one for Nelson. … Continue reading