Bob Marley One Love (PG-13)★★★★

When Kinsley Ben-Adir brilliantly appears on stage during a concert as Bob Marley and the Wailers, it’s as if he was born to play the part. His lip-syncing is perfection, and his dancing to the … Read more

Masters of the Air” ★★★½ Apple+TV (MA 15+) Series

Apple TV 9-Part Series, “Masters of the Air,” is a war drama centering on the actions of the 100th Bomb Group; you’ll also learn about the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber plane. The squad is … Read more

Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive (PG-13) ★★★★

The final quote spoken by Gloria Gaynor in her new documentary film says it all: “I will survive and thrive.” If ever there was a role model for perseverance in the face of adversity, Gloria … Read more

Argylle (PG-13)★★½

Bryce Dallas Howard from the (Jurassic World franchise) is Elly Conway, the author of a series of best-selling spy novels. Her books center on secret agent Argylle (Henry Cavill) and his mission to unravel a … Read more

Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story (PG-13) ★★★

Here’s a tale of a British teen, Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe), whose excellent gaming skills with PlayStation’s Gran Turismo landed him in a professional racecar competition. The title says it all, although the film should … Read more

Mean Girls (PG-13) ★★★½

It’s been 20 years since “Mean Girls” starring Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Poehler, Rachael McAdams, Tina Fey, and Tim Meadows debuted. The original screenplay writer, Tina Fey, based the film on the book Queen Read more

Nyad (PG-13) ★★★½

The docudrama Netflix film centers on long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad (Annette Benning), who stopped swimming competitively after she turned 30 years old, although her failure to complete the journey from Cuba to Florida continued to … Read more

The Boys in the Boat (PG-13) ★★★

George Clooney directs a true sports drama that centers on the sport of competitive rowing that takes place in 1936, before and during the Olympics in Nazi Berlin, Germany. The book is based on the … Read more

Top 10 Films of 2023 and Key Film and TV Events this Year

My top ten films of 2023 and key events I attended are listed below. It’s been a great year for film as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year. The writer’s and actor’s strike did affect talent … Read more

The Color Purple (R) ★★★½

The Color Purple” is playing in theaters now; it opened on Christmas Day. Boating an all-star cast, Fantasia reprises her Broadway theater role as Celie, with Halle Bailey of this year’s (The Little Mermaid), Taraji … Read more

Maestro Review and Interviews (R) ★★★★

I attended the “Maestro” screening in Hollywood during a press event hosted by Netflix in November of this year. Critics viewed the film in the luxuriously decorated Netflix Tudum Theater; the velvet scarlet seating brought … Read more

Critics Choice Celebration of Cinema and Television Honoring Black, Latino, AAPI Awards-2023-Posted to Roger-Ebert

Century Plaza this past Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. The celebration is typically a lively and joyous occasion, and this year was especially so due to combining several celebrations. There were … Read more

The Holdovers (R) ★★★★

“The Holdovers” is the story of an eccentric boarding school teacher, played by Paul Giamatti, who works at an elite school where each year, a teacher stays at the school during the holiday break to … Read more

The Marvels (PG-13) ★★★

“The Marvels” is the sequel to “Captain Marvel” that opened in (2019). Nia DaCosta serves as director and co-writer. Screenplay credit also goes to Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik. The three main female characters are … Read more

Priscilla (R) ★★★

Writer and director Sofia Coppola’s new biographical drama “Priscilla” explores Priscilla Presley’s relationship with her husband, Elvis Presley. “Priscilla” is based on the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” written by Priscilla Presley–she also serves as … Read more

Lessons in Chemistry Apple TV+ ★★★★

“Lesson in Chemistry,” the Apple + TV series, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bonnie Garmus. The series has eight episodes and is truly delightful. Brie Larson stars as chemist … Read more

Beckham Netflix Series ★★★★

I’m sure most of you have heard the name David Beckham, and know that he was a football aka soccer player in England for Manchester United in the 90s. You may not know the level … Read more

Killers of the Flower Moon (R) ★★★★

‘Masterpiece’ is the word that came to mind within the first seconds of viewing cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto’s airborne wide shot of the massive Pawhuska, Oklahoma, territory that extends miles into the horizon. Martin Scorsese’s epic … Read more

“The Morning Show” Season 3

“The Morning Show” Season 3 stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup and John Hamm. The Apple TV + series premiered on November 1, 2019, it’s hard to believe it’s been three years since the … Read more

Oppenhiemer (R) ★★★★

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite filmmakers; his attention to detail, tone, acting, production sets, and sound is always a delight. “Inception” (2010), “The Dark Knight”(2008), “Dunkirk” (2017), and “The Dark Knight Rises”(2012) come … Read more

David Grann Interview Author “Killers of the Flower Moon” Posted to

As the film world ardently awaits the opening of Martin Scorsese‘s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, my anticipation is sky-high, as I’ve been following the film’s … Read more

The Beanie Beanie Bubble ★★★

Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash co-wrote and co-directed the Apple TV movie based on the book,The Beanie Bubble: The Amazing Story of How America Lost Its Mind Over a Plush Toy—and the Eccentric Genius Behind … Read more

Barbie (PG-13) ★★★★

Margot Robbie stars as Mattel’s fashion doll Barbie, and Ryan Gosling is the Ken doll in director Greta Gerwig’s excellent and creative film. The fantasy comedy movie is based on the dolls from the Mattel … Read more

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13) ★★★

Harrison Ford stars as Indiana Jones, the multi persona hero—a world-traveler explorer who is also a nerdy archeologist professor in the final movie of the series, which premiered in 1981 with “Raiders of the Lost … Read more