Home · Articles · By tt stern-enzi
tt stern-enzi


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Chris Columbus, as a director, has bounced around the spectrum, although he tends to give audiences movies that are heavy on manufactured whimsy or seemingly sure-fire adaptations that never quite take off as they should in his hands.  


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The sport of boxing, especially from the cinematic perspective, is all about redemption.  

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’: Insight Beyond a Cute Title

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The viewing experience sometimes needs to be shared, and I’m talking about films beyond the obvious genre exercises — the found-footage horrors where very little happens, seemingly made for midnight screenings, or the mythic displays of cartoonish world-beating violence that dominate the shared mythic realms of our comic book universes.  

Marvel’s Ant Caper Is Fast and Fun

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sometimes it pays off big to make a few small, albeit risky departures from convention. 

Mr. Holmes

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I can’t say I’ve made the leap back to Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated detective.  

Testament of Youth

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Expertly merging the lofty romantic notions we’ve come to expect from stories of lovers blown apart by the winds of war, veteran television director James Kent captures the literary nuances likely infused in the autobiography of Vera Brittain. 


0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Amy Schumer is on the fastest of fast tracks.  


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) takes audiences on a journey into the seemingly barren spiritual and emotional divide between a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and the now-adult son (Cillian Murphy) she abandoned much earlier in the child’s life.    


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The line, “I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine …” from Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “Rehab,” became her way out of going to rehab for a drug problem that apparently everyone close to her saw but could do nothing to prevent. Listening to the song now, it all seems so obvious, and maybe the song itself was her way of crying out for help.   


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Despicable Me sidekicks get their own franchise offshoot, which is explained as a prequel to their time with criminal mastermind Gru (Steve Carell), when they were lowly but eager underlings in search of a super-villain with the right stuff to lead them to nefarious glory.