REVIEW: “Lady Bird”

REVIEW: “Lady Bird”

Over the years Greta Gerwig has shown herself to be much more than simply Noah Baumbach’s muse. That unfair moniker does a disservice to her talents and accomplishments as an actress and co-writer. With her new film “Lady Bird” she can now add director to that list. Speaking of unfair, for some “Lady Bird” is … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Thor: Ragnarok”

REVIEW: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Marvel Studios seems so have found a soft spot with many critics. Unlike their DC competition, Marvel movies are generally well received by critics who (as I gabbed about in my “Justice League” review) appreciate the MCU’s willingness to be a bit more lighthearted and poke fun at itself. Never has that been more true … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Columbus”

REVIEW: “Columbus”

A mere 40 miles south of Indianapolis is the quirky city of Columbus, Indiana. In many ways Columbus is like any other modestly populated city – it has its schools, churches, and key industries as its financial backbone. But this city of 45,000 people sports one unique distinction. It is the home for an amazing … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Mudbound”

REVIEW: “Mudbound”

Over the last few years there have been several prominent movies dealing with the issue of slavery or the racial aftermath that reverberated for decades. Movies like “12 Years a Slave”, “Selma”, and “The Birth of a Nation” each had their strong points, but also fell victim to certain creative and narrative choices of their directors. … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Walking Out”

REVIEW: “Walking Out”

“How was your year”? It’s the first question Cal has for David his teenaged son who just flew in for a winter hunting trip. It’s the first of many signs revealing a disconnect between father and son who rarely see each other following Cal’s divorce from David’s mother. David lives with her in Texas. Cal … Continue reading