Sneak Peak into 2018 Sundance Film Festival

                  Blackhouse, AAFCA, VR, Panels, Interviews and Screenings always make my Sundance Film Festival experience fulfilling, exciting and the official kick-off for the next awards season.  As one knows, there are several things needed to prepare to festival in Utah…  Download the Sundance and Blackhouse Apps –…

Denzel Washington is Genius in Roman J. Israel, Esq

Two-time Oscar Winner Denzel Washington is on a roll these days.  As you know, I wholeheartedly felt like he deserved the Oscar last year for Fences.  However, he may have just outdone himself again with Roman J. Israel, Esq. Portraying a savant type lawyer, Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington), has no tact, no style and…

Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman is like the Lon Chaney of our generation. He virtually gets so lost in a character that you believe you are  watching the real deal.  Simply said – Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain a Great Match with Molly’s Game

Who is Molly Bloom?  An Olympic class skier, who after shattering her spine, became a “Poker Princess” running the most exclusive high-stakes games in the world.  Her games attracted celebrities like Ben Affleck, Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Macguire. According to Vanity Fair, her games also attracted Wall Street business men and the Russian mob. In…

Three Billboards leads SAG Nominations

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the SAG nominations with four including the Ensemble category, which is the closest the actors guild gets to Best Picture.


Jordan Peele’s seismic thriller GET OUT captured the most wins from the members of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Released early in 2017, the film earned Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognition from the world’s largest group of professional Black film critics.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a Cinematically Stunning

My love of movies ranges across many genres.  But, I  am a plain old sucker for a love story and that is exactly what director Guillermo del Toro is giving us its his latest cinematic masterpiece The Shape of Water. Taking place in 1952, the attention to detail with this film is quite impressive.  It’s…

The Star Gives an Old Tale a Hip, Fresh Twist from the Animals POV

Everyone knows the story of how Baby Jesus came to Joseph and Mary…right?  But, what if the way the story was told was from the point of view of the animals.  That’s right, camels, donkey disciples and birds are just the tip of the iceberg sharing this historic fable voiced by Patricia Heaton, Tyler Perry,…

Darren Aronofsky Tackles Bible, Humor and Horror in mother!

Darren Aronovsky films always leave me asking a zillion questions when the film is over!!!  As many of you know, I am not a fan of the horror genre.  Look, I’m still having very vivid memories and nightmares over Black Swan:) mother! is a different type of film.  It unabashedly attacks Christianity, the Bible and…

Cate Blanchett is Hella Fantabulous in Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK

Chris Hemsworth in all his glory and kitchiness is back as Thor and it is a riotous roller-coaster ride from start to finish.  Complete with lines like “safe passage through the anus”, holograms and a spectacular fight sequence with Thor and The Hulk reckoning back to a little Mad Max Thunderdome action, I couldn’t help…

Richard Linklater Delivers Perfect Grief Rollercoaster Ride with Last Flag Flying

The quiet fire strength that Ms. Tyson exudes is palpable and powerful.  But, would we expect anything less from the woman who gave us such iconic characters as Miss Jane Pittman, A Woman Called Moses and Annalise Keating’s Mom on ABC’s monster hit How To Get Away With Murder?  I think not.

Chadwick Boseman Revisits History in MARSHALL

“The only way to get through a bigots door is to break it down…” When Chadwick Boseman utters this line as Thurgood Marshall , it sent chills down my spine.  Especially knowing not a whole lot has changed between this time in American history and the world we wake up to every day in 2017….