Bank Heist Dramedy Has Shades of Baby Driver

Baby Driver was this critic\’s pick for the #1 movie of 2017. It never takes very long for idea-bereft Hollywood to imitate a big hit. Exhibit A: Carter & June, a bank robbery flick which fails to measure up to Baby Driver, whether or not that cinematic masterpiece served as the source of director/co-writer Nicholas Kalikow\’s inspiration. 

Riveting Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Fashionista

André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke University to keep a roof over their heads, she was also aristocratic in the highest sense of

Sickly Teen Finds Soulmate in Bittersweet Romance Drama

The biggest takeaway from Midnight Sun is that Patrick Schwarzenegger has a bright future as an actor. Fair warning: he\’s not a buff bodybuilder like his father, Arnold, so don\’t look for him to play he-man roles any time soon.

Faith-Based Biopic Chronicles St. Luke and St. Paul’s Close Relationship

I distinctly remember learning in Sunday school when I was a child that Jesus had 12 Apostles: But none of them was named Paul (James Faulkner). In fact, while Jesus was alive, the future saint was still a Jew who took a perverse pleasure in persecuting Christians.

Alicia Vikander Plays Acrobatic Superhero in Reboot of Action Franchise

Times have certainly changed when you find celebrated dramatic actresses opting to play action heroes in blockbuster movies. For instance, Jennifer Lawrence had already been nominated for an Academy Award (for Winter\\\’s Bone) when

Gay Teen Cruelly Forced Out of the Closet in Heartwarming Coming-of-Age Dramedy 

Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) would tell you himself that he\’s your typical teen except for the fact that he\’s hiding one huge secret. He\’s gay, but hasn\’t told either his parents  (Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner) or his friends. He\’s even

Dazzling Adaptation of Beloved Children’s Classic Brought to the Big Screen

Madeleine L’Engle finished writing “A Wrinkle in Time” in 1960, but the escapist fantasy was rejected by over two dozen publishers before it finally captured the imagination of John Farrar, co-founder of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 1963, the groundbreaking, illustrated novel won the Newbery Medal for being the best children’s book of the year.

Elderly Couple Embarks on Eventful Road Trip in Bittersweet Romantic Romp

Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) have been happily married for 50+ years, and their love hasn\’t been diminished one iota by his battle with dementia or by hers with brain cancer. Therefore, it makes sense that the inseparable couple might resist following sound medical advice calling for them to move into different

Naive Nerd Abandoned by Boss in Mexico in Madcap Action Comedy

Naive Nerd Abandoned by Boss in Mexico in Madcap Action Comedy Nerdy Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) is a loyal employee at Promethium Pharmaceuticals who has been patiently waiting for his chance to share in the success from its lucrative sales of medical marijuana in pill form. Unfortunately,

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their  success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty as an invitation to treat them like doormats.