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Jurassic World

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone else to take a crack at taming the genetically modified beasts at the dino theme park.  

The Elusive ‘Saint Laurent’

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 “The Elusive Genius of Saint Laurent” would have fallen right in with our chosen acceptance of the narrative of the word “genius,” and I suppose it would have also matched the subject.   


0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The gang from HBO’s loveable series is back and finally on the big screen. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), with Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon) in tow, seeks to maintain his level of fame and fortune in the ruthless world of Hollywood by helming his debut feature for the studio headed by Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent.   

I'll See You in my Dreams

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
It is such a rare story to see films involving the exploration of vibrant and loving relations between more mature characters.   

Marie's Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Born both blind and deaf, Marie Heurtin (Ariana Rivoire) emerges from isolation thanks to the support of Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré), who teaches her how to effectively communicate her thoughts and feelings.   

‘The Connection’ Addresses the French Perspective

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The mere mention of The French Connection conjures images of William Friedkin’s prototypically gritty police thriller that set up the contrast between Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman), the emotionally troubled but doggedly determined cop, and Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), the urbane European drug dealer — the smooth criminal, if there ever was one — supplying pure heroin to all of North America like a contemporary conglomerate ruling the international market.   

Tracking the Heavenly Sounds in Brian Wilson’s Head

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
While riding the waves during a recent screening of Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy — the new biopic exploring two significant periods in the life of Brian Wilson, the studio wizard behind the Psychedelic Pop symphonic sound of The Beach Boys — I experienced a subtle yet momentarily surprising disconnect.   

The Remake Guidelines

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Recently I caught myself having an out-of-body experience. In the midst of a heated discussion about a new release — Gil Kenan’s completely unnecessary Poltergeist — I blurted out that Hollywood should stop producing remakes.  

Lower Price Hill in Focus

Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation.  

Does Debating a 'Good Kill' Make for a Good Movie?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.