Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure

Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she\’s already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she\’s a shoo-in to land another nomination for her memorable turn as the title character in Lady Bird.

New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing

I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of the century with a string of critically-acclaimed offerings that included Small Time Crooks (2000), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Sentimental Tale of Redemption Credits a Compassionate Charles Dickens for the Way We Celebrate Christmas

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered the preeminent novelist of the Victorian Era because of his touching and timeless tales that shed light on the plight of the poor. He probably began developing an empathy for the less fortunate at an early age. That\’s because he had to drop out of school to work in a factory to support the family after

Frances McDormand Delivers in Dark Comedy Reminiscent of “Fargo”

Twenty years ago, Frances McDormand won an Academy Award for Fargo, a delightful whodunit set in a tiny Minnesota town inhabited by a cornucopia of colorful local yokels. In that Coen Brothers’ black

Returning WWII Vets Forge Unlikely Friendship across Color Line in Searing Southern Saga

Dateline: Mississippi, 1946, which means many of the Magnolia State\’s soldier native sons are making the adjustment back to civilian life after serving overseas during World War II.. But the fighting isn\’t over for Sergeant Ronsel Jackson

Cory Hardrict Stars as Both a Gangsta and an Architect in Alternate Reality, Sci-Fi Saga

Sheed Smith (Cory Hardrict) is a drug dealer roaming Detroit\’s mean streets in a bloody turf war being waged in the \’hood where he was raised. Meanwhile, his doppelganger, Rasheed Smith (also Cory Hardrict), is an idealistic architect overseeing an urban renewal project designed to revitalize the same ghetto.

Animals Emerge as Unsung Heroes in Animated Version of the Birth of Christ

Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of the Nativity.

Afghan War Documentary Chronicles Combat through Eyes of Grunts on the Ground   

In 2010, the 101st Airborne Division\’s \

Denzel Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance as Attorney with Asperger’s

Roman J. Israel (Denzel  Washington) is a high-functioning savant on the autism spectrum who has been practicing law in L.A. for the past 36 years. The brilliant attorney has spent most of his career under the radar, writing legal

Complex Costume Drama Does Justice to Agatha Christie’s Classic Whodunit!

First published in 1936, Murder on the Orient Express revolved around the most famous case handled  by Inspector Hercule Poirot. Created by Agatha Christie, the Belgian detective appeared in 33 of her novels, as well as a play and over 50 short stories.