Tag: Scene on Film

Scene On Film: “Snow White and the Huntsman”

By Joan Ellis Whatever your age you will probably watch Snow White and the Huntsman in a contained sense of terror. Branches curl, rocks morph into monsters, armored soldiers attack...

June 7, 2012 | comments

Scene On Film: “The Perfect Family”

By Joan Ellis A touching comedy about the Catholic Church is not something I’ve been expecting, but here it is. And it’s good. As Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) makes her...

May 11, 2012 | comments

Scene On Film: “Darling Companion”

By Joan Ellis Darling Companion is a good news/bad news movie. Reasons to see it: nice idea, good cast. Reasons not to: promise unfulfilled. Who wouldn’t want to see a...

May 4, 2012 | comments

Scene on Film: ‘The Hunger Games’

By Joan Ellis The Hunger Games? Should you bother? Suzanne Collins’ successful trilogy has been crafted and acted by talented professionals. I add, with appreciation, that the filmmakers have used...

April 6, 2012 | comments

Scene on Film: ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’

by Joan Ellis Welcome to a grand surprise. Without much advance buzz, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen snuck into town to enliven the dustbowl that follows the annual Academy Awards....

March 30, 2012 | comments