Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘About Time’

By Joan Ellis “About Time” is a great mood movie. We’re all familiar with the feeling of being too life-weary for a serious drama, too weak for adventure, suspicious of...

November 22, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Enough Said’ and ‘Bad Grandpa’

By Joan Ellis “Enough Said” is a love story laced with gentle humor. It might well have been ordinary in other hands, but James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus make it...

November 15, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ’12 Years A Slave’

By Joan Ellis Watching “12 Years a Slave” is an ordeal. It can also become, if we allow it, a major contribution to a collective understanding of our past. In the...

November 8, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Parkland’

By Joan Ellis On all counts but one, “Parkland” does a good job of filling a gap in the sad chronicle of November 22, 1963. We forget how primitive communication was...

November 1, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: 'Kill Your Darlings'

By Joan Ellis “Kill Your Dar­lings” captures and holds an audience from first scene to last. John Krokidas and Austin Bunn – director and co-writers – have created a film...

October 25, 2013 | comments