Tag: Movie Review

Classic Movie Monday: The First Wives Club

“First Wives Club” is one of the best revenge-fantasy/comedy movies of the 90’s.  True, this type of film is a rarity, but the 1996 movie, directed by Hugh Wilson and based on the novel written by Olivia Goldsmith, is a shining beacon of female triumph and an ode to the bond all women have experienced: sisterhood.  … Read More

Classic Movie Monday: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

This week’s Classic Movie Monday pick is the 1961 classic film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” This charming New York love story is the quintessential romantic comedy; it tells the story between a boy and a girl, while simultaneously detailing the tale of a love affair with New York City. The opening scene sets the tone for the entire… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: The Truman Show

“The Truman Show” is one of many go-to late 90’s classics. “The Truman Show” is a classic “social science fiction” film. Directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol in 1998, it is a masterfully written and carefully maneuvered film with an amazing cast and a thought-provoking message. The film follows the life of Truman Burbank (played by the… Read More

Life Changing Movies

Some movies are so powerful that they stay with you for days or even weeks after watching them. Some movies permanently change the way you look at the world. Here are some movies we have chosen that we think are must-see films:   1. “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Oftentimes, you can judge a movie by how it makes you feel after it ends.… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: The Breakfast Club

There are certain movies that stand the test of time and whose messages ring true even as the years roll by. “The Breakfast Club” is one of those movies. This classic 1985 coming-of-age film, written and directed by John Hughes, is an authentic and enduring beacon of American adolescence that overcomes clichés using a believable… Read More

Disney’s Frozen vs. The Lion King: The King Still Reigns

Disney’s “Frozen” has taken the box office by storm, earning over $1 billion dollars worldwide — making it the highest grossing animated film of all time. Many people are claiming this is Disney is back from a slump and have dubbed “Frozen” as “the most Disney-feeling film in over a decade.”   (Related: Film Director Profile: Jennifer Lee)  … Read More

Film Review: Frances Ha

(Entertainment Weekly)

One of my personal favorite films of last year was the criminally under seen indie charmer “Frances Ha.” This film from Noah Baumbach was co-written by the film’s star, Gretta Gerwig. Here, Baumbach and Gerwig prove that their collaborations are something to look forward to, as in both “Greenberg” and this film, they show that… Read More

Film Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Conventional wisdom would tell you that “Iron Man” is the best of the Marvel franchise films, and objectively, that is probably true. It is the flashiest and most impressively constructed of the lot, but I prefer the first “Captain America” picture. In comparison to the others, it has by far the most style and proved… Read More