22 Reasons Why The Cast Loved Working On ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Re-releasing in theaters, The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of my favorite films of 2014. Now it’s been nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Read More →

Retro Review: ‘Boyhood’- Growing Up is Hard to Do

All too many times Hollywood uses the phrase “Once in a Lifetime” to describe a film that we’ve encountered way too many times before, but finally, a director and film Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘American Sniper’- Memoirs of An American Hero

Clint Eastwood has been immersed in a streak of lackluster efforts since 2004’s Oscar winning Million Dollar Baby. The 84 year old actor/director has spent much of the last decade exploring different Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Into the Woods’- Be Careful What You Wish For

Coming from the theater, director Rob Marshall has always had a passion for the musical. Starting as a choreographer and ascending to the directors chair, the adaptation of beloved Broadway Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘The Imitation Game’- This is One Game You Must See to Believe

Alan Turing was a key figure in helping the allies win World War II. Known for his expertise as a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and philosopher, he was a pioneering computer Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Foxcatcher’- Sometimes the Price of Fame is Too Costly

I remember the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz like it was just yesterday. Being from the Philadelphia area, the story was all that anyone talked about for weeks after the Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Birdman’ or (The Unexpected Virtue of Greatness!)

There are films you experience and there are films you view. Do you know the difference? A film you experience is one that you become completely immersed, that you lose Read More →

New Trailer: Martin Luther King, Jr Biopic ‘Selma’

In Select Theaters December 25, 2014 In All Theaters January 9, 2015 SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘The Judge’- A Court Drama with Heart

Robert Downey Jr. was born to play a lawyer. The fast-talking, quick-witted actor has always had a knack for the dramatic, whether it be in real life or on the Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Gone Girl’- Edge of Your Seat Who Done It, Done Right

Going into this film I had modest expectations from the latest David Fincher book to film adaptation and as always the acclaimed director did not disappoint. Taken from the novel Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’- Don’t Be Afraid of These Monsters!

Over the past several years, studios have moved into a new realm of stop animation by incorporating 3D technology into the filming with Laika studios creating some of the most interesting Read More →

Jeremy Goes to the Indy Film Fest: Rory Kennedy’s Documentary ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Poignant and Fascinating

While I lived through the final gasps of the Vietnam War, I was way too young to recall any of it. This war hangs over our country’s history like a Read More →

Liz’s ‘Boyhood’ New York City Press Junket Coverage

Monday, I had the pleasure of participating in the New York press junket for BOYHOOD. In attendance were writer/director Richard Linklater, breakout star, Ellar Coltrane, and industry strongholds Ethan Hawke Read More →

Liz’s Review: ‘Boyhood’ – A Cinephile’s Dream

How do you keep track of your life? With technology these days, it seems that we experience less and less and take digital snapshots of everything we eat, see, hear, Read More →