Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘Gravity’

By Joan Ellis Gravity is a spectacle more to be admired than enjoyed. Writers have been justly lyrical in their descriptions of Alfonso Cuaron’s creation of microgravity. The director and...

October 18, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: 'Captain Phillps'

By Joan Ellis One of the trickiest challenges in making movies lies in the phrase “based on a true story.” In Captain Phillips, Director Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks have...

October 11, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘The Family’

By Joan Ellis Let’s assume you set out to make a Mafia spoof. A family enters the FBI witness protection program to avoid death at the hands of furious avengers in...

October 4, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Prisoners’

By Joan Ellis   Prisoners springs from a growing trend toward explicit violence in serious movies. The more of it, the better. When someone is beaten to a pulp in...

September 27, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Out of a Clear Blue Sky’

By Joan Ellis Twelve years after Danielle Gardner lost her brother in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, she has made a chronicle of that day and its...

September 20, 2013 | comments