The Flamboyant Flair of Rocketman Sets a New Bar for Music Biopics

I’m not sure where the current surge of baby boomer music movies came from, but it looks like it’s here for a little while longer. After the rocking songs of Queen took music biopics to new heights at the box office last year, Hollywood has its eyes set on The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen-influenced movies … Continue reading The Flamboyant Flair of Rocketman Sets a New Bar for Music Biopics

Green Book – A Guilt-Free Guide to Racism for White People, By White People

Green Book is being sold as a feel-good road trip movie through the 1960s American south. It seems like the perfect holiday movie for all families; a drama about connecting with others, no matter how different you are, sprinkled with moments of good-natured humor and a lot of heart. Unfortunately, Green Book is a story about American … Continue reading Green Book – A Guilt-Free Guide to Racism for White People, By White People

“First Man” – The Price of Progress

When it comes to movies about space, you usually end up with a couple of different options. There are the more technical, behind-the-scenes dramas of the specifications surrounding space missions (Hidden Figures), or tales of survival in the harshest environment in existence, combined with majestic imagery of the final frontier (Apollo 13, Gravity). First Man … Continue reading “First Man” – The Price of Progress

Why Schindler’s List is Important Now More Than Ever

There are an endless amount of films about the horrors of the Holocaust. Schindler’s List is often the first one that comes to mind, to the point that it’s almost cliché. Make no mistake though, Steven Spielberg’s haunting take on the true story of the murder of millions of European Jews earns its spot at … Continue reading Why Schindler’s List is Important Now More Than Ever