Tag: movie review

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

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