saving mr banks

Film Review: Saving Mr Banks (2013)

When we watch a film, we often lose focus on the complexities and persuasion that it took behind the scenes to get a film even into production. As is the case with the production of Mary Poppins in the early 1960s when Walt Disney finally lured Poppins author P.L. Travers to Hollywood.

love sex and missed connections

Film Review: Love, Sex and Missed Connections (2012)

This is also the first feature film by director Eric Kissack and his experience as an editor on major releases such as Role Models and Bruno keeps the witty script moving with interesting camera angles and photographs the American suburbs with brightness.

the calling

Film Review: The Calling (2009)

When a film features performances by Brenda Blethyn and Susannah York it might entice the viewer into thinking that it might be a highly entertaining film. Unfortunately, The Calling suffers from an inconsistent performance from its central character played by Emily Beecham and a shuffle in tone from comedy to drama.

north by northwest

Film Review: North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest has recently been restored and is being showcased at the Astor Theatre in a 4K DCP (digital cinema package) print. Enhancing the original 1950s production values in its VistaVision wide aspect ratio, no other Hitchcock film was so extensively filmed on location.