REVIEW: “The Card Counter” (2021)

REVIEW: “The Card Counter” (2021)

Following in the footsteps of the stellar “First Reformed” was never going to be easy. But filmmaker Paul Schrader’s latest “The Card Counter” is a noble effort. In fact in some ways Schrader’s new film makes for a compelling companion piece to that highly acclaimed 2018 character study. In “First Reformed” Ethan Hawke played a … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Prisoners of the Ghostland” (2021)

REVIEW: “Prisoners of the Ghostland” (2021)

This is no “Pig”! Admittedly that’s a strange way to start a review. But those of you who have had the pleasure of watching Nicolas Cage’s poignant and remarkably restrained performance in the movie “Pig” from earlier this year will get the reference (if you haven’t seen it, it’s absolutely worth seeking out). Cage’s latest … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed” (2021)

REVIEW: “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed” (2021)

The new Netflix documentary “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed” will both bring a broad smile to your face and make your blood boil. Director Joshua RofĂ© tells the story of this soft-spoken television artist, from his humble beginnings as a young oil painter to the disgraceful mass-marketing of his name and likeness following … Continue reading