Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘The Big Wedding’ and ‘In The House’

By Joan Ellis The Big Wedding. If you are hungry for a good movie on this holiday weekend, may I suggest that you avoid this one at all costs. You must...

May 31, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Mud’

By Joan Ellis   Start with an infectious sense of place. Mud unfolds in rural Arkan­sas around a river where people live in water-rooted shacks and scratch a living from...

May 24, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

By Joan Ellis How often do you watch a movie that invites you to open your mind wide for new understanding? Not often in our polarized world. As a story...

May 10, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘The Company You Keep’

By Joan Ellis Don’t dare to miscast a movie that’s rooted in a true story. For The Company You Keep, the filmmakers have assembled a cast of four Academy Award...

May 3, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ’42’

By Joan Ellis Each of us is likely to watch 42 through the prism of our own age. If you are young or middle age, you have lived on the...

April 26, 2013 | comments

John Muir Documentary Comes to AH

By Joan Ellis April 25 event to benefit Monmouth Conservation Foundation   John Muir – In the New World will be shown at the Atlantic Cinema as a benefit for...

April 21, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Starbuck’ and ‘Admission’

By Joan Ellis Starbuck   It was a split decision among us last night at Starbuck but since I am the one with the pen, I’ll give you my side...

April 12, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Ginger and Rosa’

By Joan Ellis Ginger and Rosa is a serious movie that is almost, though not quite, undone by its flaws. It’s worth taking a chance. In the opening scene, the...

April 5, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘How to Survive a Plague’

By Joan Ellis How quickly we forget. Writer/director David France has done us all a favor by assembling the chronological history of the AIDS epidemic in the Academy Award nominated...

March 29, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘The Gatekeepers’

By Joan Ellis If you are confused about the issues in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, you are not likely to gain clarity from The Gatekeepers. What you will carry away is...

March 22, 2013 | comments

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