At Howard Shore’s invitation, Doug Adams—a Chicago-based author and musicologist—observed, documented, analyzed, and eventually illuminated the composer’s work in a 400-page book titled The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.
Review: About My Father
What’s more American for the 1 percent than smiling in the face of blood money while hiding behind a family name and claiming to have the same interests as the very people they most despise?
Review: All Man: The International Male Story
All Man: The International Male Story offers a touching retrospect of this nearly forgotten landmark of men’s fashion.
Review: Fast X
Fast X continues the franchise’s mission to scale bigger and campier heights with each movie, and there are moments that will have you full-volume hooting and hollering in your seat, but it’s undone by the gravest sin of this cinematic universe: it breaks up the family.
If I’m going to watch this man retcon the war on terror to look heroic, it should at the very least be over-the-top enough to be entertaining.
Review: The Little Mermaid
Overall, it’s a visually gorgeous film, buoyed by a strong ingenue in Bailey with enough laughs for the kids and the nostalgic adults—just don’t expect anything new.
Review: You Hurt My Feelings
Definitely one to watch the way most people do with SNL: wait till the highlights hit YouTube and skip the rest.
Review: Love to Love You, Donna Summer
This is a daughter’s exploration of who her mother was at her core, and why she lived her life and made her choices the way she did.
Review: Master Gardener
Schrader’s latest film wanders off into the familiar territory of his unmodulated thought.
‘That’s movie magic to me’
Neal O’Bryan founded Workshed Animation, which specializes in stop-motion horror shorts and features, with longtime collaborator and childhood friend Chad Thurman in 2019.
Review: Love Again
It’s got a Hallmark-level plot, and in other hands, perhaps the movie could be a little charming.
Review: The Mother
If you’re looking for wit or charm or invention or frills, you should probably skip it. But if you want to see Jennifer Lopez bloodily take apart a bunch of bad guys in the name of maternal love—well, The Mother will take care of you.
Review: Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
The unforgettable documentary demonstrates realism and emotion, while never going too far down the rabbit hole of sadness, finding the light in Fox’s life as well.
The film focuses on Tantura but studies a broader cultural phenomenon where cruelty is rationalized or forgotten over time.
Review: What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears?
It’s is long overdue vindication for the band, about whom Donn Cambern, director of the ill-fated concert film, succinctly states, “They really got screwed.”