Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’

By Joan Ellis   From first scene to last, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a movie about dishonesty, irresponsibility, cruelty, betrayal, misogyny, narcissism and greed. It is also about...

January 3, 2014 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Out Of The Furnace’

By Joan Ellis “Out of the Furnace” opens with a brutal attack and submerges audiences in violence for nearly two hours. Why go? Because it is beautifully acted by Christian...

December 20, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Nebraska’

By Joan Ellis From start to finish, “Nebraska” is in the hands of very clever filmmakers. That credit goes to director Alexander Payne and writer Bob Nelson who set the...

December 13, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Philomena’

By Joan Ellis Don’t let anyone tell you Philomena is a warm and fuzzy movie. It is profoundly moving with a deep reserve, intensely provocative with a sharp edge. On the...

December 6, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

By Joan Ellis If you loved last year’s “The Hunger Games,” you run a slight risk of disappointment with the newly released “Catching Fire.” Or maybe not. Part II does...

November 29, 2013 | comments