Tag: Joan Ellis

Movie Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’ (Rated R)

Quentin Tarantino did one thing right in his latest movie; he nailed the title:  “The Hateful Eight.” And you will be stuck with all of them in a blood-soaked barn for...

January 26, 2016 | comments

Film Review: Brooklyn

By Joan Ellis See “Brooklyn” when you’re feeling peaceful. This flawless, quiet movie breaks all the usual rules and washes gently over any audience. Don’t expect the usual fare of...

December 5, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Suffragette

‘Suffragette’  Rated PG-13 By Joan Ellis It’s dark, intense, and horrifying. That’s Suffragette, and if you think you’ll be watching a piece of history involving women marching peacefully for the right to...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Film Review: ‘Truth’

By Joan Ellis Truth. Rated R It would be easy to describe “Truth” as the story of the high profile downfall of newsman Dan Rather.  As a young man Rather had drawn...

November 12, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Freeheld

  By Joan Ellis Freeheld has been made with great care by people with a deep sense of mission for the cause of gay marriage. The movie is a reflection of...

October 21, 2015 | comments

Film Review: Coming Home

In ‘Coming Home’ Director Zhang Yimou has succeeded where so many others fail. He has directed superb actors in a love story that washes slowly over the audience while handing...

October 13, 2015 | comments

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ – Rated PG-13

By Joan Ellis Where were you when chess prodigy Bobby Fischer was becoming a legend? If you were around in the ‘50s, you began to hear stories about the self-taught...

October 2, 2015 | comments

‘Learning to Drive’ (Rated R)

“Learning to Drive” is an unusual combination of good actors and an odd story that is rooted in metaphor. That said, here is the plot without the complications; we’ll get...

September 21, 2015 | comments

The Two River Times Celebrates Its 25th!

Two River Times 25th Anniversary Commemorative Coverage  By John Burton RED BANK – For the last quarter century, The Two River Times has been a reliable source of news, information...

September 3, 2015 | comments

Scene on Film: The Second Best Marigold Hotel

[singlepic id=984 w= h= float=none] Hotel manager Sonny (Dev Patel) has a full plate. He is juggling plans for his upcoming wedding to Sunaina (Tina Desai) with plans for expanding his...

March 13, 2015 | comments

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