Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘Closed Circuit’

By Joan Ellis Far too much time has passed since the Brits have challenged us with one of the spy thrillers they do so well. The good news is that...

September 13, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: Elysium

By Joan Ellis Elysium will make you shake and rattle precisely because it is threaded with credible foreshadowing of our future. As Neill Blomkamp’s camera scans the face of Earth,...

September 6, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Museum Hours’

By Joan Ellis Abandon expectations, all ye who enter here. Museum Hours is a fine new film unlike anything we are accustomed to.  It asks only that we banish our...

August 30, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

By Joan Ellis And we thought we’d done it all. Half a million men died in the war that resulted in Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation; the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in...

August 23, 2013 | comments

Scene On Film: ‘Blue Jasmine’

By Joan Ellis Pleasure washes over us in the first scene of Blue Jasmine.  Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) has spent the entire flight from Europe to New York unloading her life...

August 16, 2013 | comments