Movie Review: DARK WATERS

DARK WATERS movie poster | ©2019 Focus Features

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Bill Pullman, Victor Garber, William Jackson Harper Writers: Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan, based on the article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich Director: Todd Haynes Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 22, 2019 DARK WATERS is not be confused with the 2002 Japanese horror film DARK WATER or its 2005 American remake. Instead, DARK WATERS, like ERIN BROCKOVICH and numerous other features and telefilms, is a fact-based story about a legal battle over a corporation poisoning a water supply. The main thematic difference is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: REBEL IN THE RYE

REBEL IN THE RYE movie poster | ©2017 IFC

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Victor Garber, Hope Davis Writer: Danny Strong, inspired by the book J.D. SALINGER: A LIFE by Kenneth Slawenski Director: Danny Strong Distributor: IFC Release Date: September 8, 2017  Writing is a solitary activity that, unlike some others (bicycling, mountain climbing, even painting), is extremely difficult to make watchable. In bringing the early life of CATCHER IN THE RYE author J.D. Salinger to the screen, REBEL IN THE RYE writer/director Danny Strong deftly surmounts the challenges of the subject matter. Inspired by Kenny Slawenski’s biography J.D. SALINGER: A LIFE, Strong gives us […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SELF/LESS

SELF/LESS movie poster | ©2015 Focus Features

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Michelle Dockery Writers: David Pastor & Alex Pastor Director: Tarsem Singh Distributor: Focus Features/Gramercy Pictures Release Date: July 10, 2015 There are a number of problems with SELF/LESS, but much could have been forgiven if the movie had gotten one thing right. Anyone who has seen the trailer knows that the set-up consists of dying billionaire Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) paying a huge amount of money to have his consciousness put into another body (Ryan Reynolds). The body in question is reportedly lab-grown, […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “Bad Blood” – Season Finale

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) searches for clues in the season finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW | © 2014 Brownie Harris/FOX

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, Derek Mears, Laura Spencer, Victor Garber, Clancy Brown Writers: Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Ken Olin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: January 20, 2013 The first season of SLEEPY HOLLOW ends with a huge bang worthy of its excellent set-up, with plot threads from Ichabod (Tom Mison) and Katrina’s (Katia Winter) son to the triumphant fist bump to just about every word said by Henry Parish (John […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARGO

ARGO movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Scoot McNairy, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe Writer: Chris Terrio, based on a selection from THE MASTER OF DISGUISE by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman Director: Ben Affleck Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 12, 2012 If those who don’t remember the past are destined to repeat it, those who do remember are largely destined to love ARGO, which gets its period specifics just right while simultaneously cranking the tension to eleven. This […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PARENTHOOD star Sam Jaeger on Season 3 and writing Children’s books

Sam Jaeger is Joel Graham in PARENTHOOD - Season 2 | ©2012 NBC Universal/ Mitchell Haaseth

PARENTHOOD began life as a feature film comedy/drama about a large family. It was adapted into a half-hour television series that ran for twelve episodes in 1990-1991. However, the premise seemed so solid that it was revived as an hour-long drama on NBC in 2010. It is now nearing the end of its third season, Tuesdays at 10 PM. Sam Jaeger plays Joel Graham, who is married to Erika Christensen’s character Julia, youngest daughter of the large Braverman clan. This year, Joel and Julia, who already have a little girl together, have attempted to adopt the baby of a pregnant […]Read On »

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