Below the Line and Above it All – Filmworker

Like I said in my last review, there are a ton of single-subject biographical documentaries so far this year, but this one is the best yet. Some 50 years on from 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Tony Zierra brings us Filmworker, about the magnificent journey of Leon Vitali, the man behind the curtain of Stanley Kubrick's mystique … Continue reading Below the Line and Above it All – Filmworker

Future Gamers Go on a Cinematic Speed Run – Ready Player One

Okay, right off the bat I feel I have to give away a major spoiler for Steven Spielberg's latest film, Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's best-selling novel (Cline also co-wrote the screenplay). Don't worry, I'm not telling you how it ends, just how it doesn't end. You see, it's a sci-fi film from Spielberg, but … Continue reading Future Gamers Go on a Cinematic Speed Run – Ready Player One

Liam Neeson Meets a Stranger on a Train, and Some Other Movie References – The Commuter

It's mid-January, and this is the first official film of 2018 to get a look (the previous two reviews were technically 2017 releases). The winter months tend to be dumping grounds for the major studios - films they either don't believe will make money or just don't believe are any good. With the main focus … Continue reading Liam Neeson Meets a Stranger on a Train, and Some Other Movie References – The Commuter