TOVE

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pw_JrV8HYHE In her newest film, TOVE, director Zaida Bergroth gives us a peek into the life of notable children’s author/illustrator Tove Jansson. Growing up during World War II, Tove followed her artistic side just as her father, Victor Jansson, who had become a well-known sculptor. The film acts as both a biopic and love story … Continue reading TOVE

Tiny Tim: King for a Day

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YWCXwNCzZgo We can always admire the story of an underdog; the individual no one gave a chance but they still found a way to beat the odds. In today’s society it is a lot easier to be get recognized and be spotlighted for your accomplishments or talents. Going back almost 50 years such feats were … Continue reading Tiny Tim: King for a Day

Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sZbbfWVGcI8  One of the most gratifying type of stories in film is that of the underdog; one up against all the odds to get the win and succeed. Films like these are uplifting and at times we can see ourselves facing off against our own struggles. Stories that incorporate real life situations are even more … Continue reading Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story

Marley (2012)

The faster this year passes by the more we ask “how much worse can it get?” Constant turmoil that leaves us mentally weakened and emotionally beat down by the events taking place around the world. It is naïve to some to think that simple things such as music can usher in a movement or change … Continue reading Marley (2012)

Olympia

For those with on-screen careers their “history” is preserved through their performances. We watch them grow before our eyes and we can remember the first time we ever saw them. It is through that lens as well that makes it difficult to separate the person we watch from the person they are behind closed doors. … Continue reading Olympia

Colette

Handling of a biopic can be difficult for filmmakers. Problems of the right actor and most importantly what story of theirs to tell can make or break a film. In watching the latest film from director Wash Westmoreland Colette starring Keira Knightley (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean) there is no denying the … Continue reading Colette

The Catcher Was a Spy

In film sometimes you never know what you will get, you walk in expecting one thing and come out seeing something completely different. This especially goes for actors/actresses who have been labeled as one thing then typecast time and time again. It is hard to break the mold when audiences are accustomed to that side … Continue reading The Catcher Was a Spy

Maudie

With so many films made and released it would be a monumental task to even try and watch them all. There are films though that slip through the cracks and when viewed can offer so much through its light hearted and emotional story that I believe are the hidden gems of the cinema world. After … Continue reading Maudie

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Like many of us I enjoy listening to music from all eras and genres. I truly believe that music has a power that can affect a person to their core. For myself I feel it as a release to be able to enjoy bands live and share that experience with a crowd of people. Although … Continue reading Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary