La La Land (***1/2) The portrait of the artist(s) looks familiar

If you like the elements of a musical, the artist staying true to their dream and romance, you will like and possibly love this film. I am firmly in the former category.

The Big Short (****) counts on us not liking bad news

The Big Short - 2015 Director Adam McKay Screenplay Charles Randolph and McKay Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, Melissa Leo There are a whole bunch of facts being spit out in The Big Short. Director and writer … Continue reading The Big Short (****) counts on us not liking bad news

Unbroken (****) is a fitting tribute to the spirit

Unbroken - 2014 Director Angelia Jolie Starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock Screenplay Joel and Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand The first thing readers of the book based on the remarkable life of Louis Zamperini need to prepare for is that there is no way this movie, vast as it is, can match the sheer … Continue reading Unbroken (****) is a fitting tribute to the spirit