Tag: movie review

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

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