The Mummy

Pathetic on just about every level, The Mummy should be entombed. What the hell were they thinking?   Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and his cohort Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) are shameless antiquities hunters. Their exploits take them to a desert village in an Iraq war zone, where they come under fire. U.S. armed forces have […]

I, Daniel Blake

  Filmmaker Ken Loach has been the voice of blue-collar workers, the homeless and downtrodden in Britain for about 50 years. These are the people he relates to and he tells their stories eloquently, often in realism so stark you feel close enough to touch his characters or join them on the unemployment line. His […]

War Machine

  For years, generals thought they could solve conflict with troops, weapons, tanks, bombs and aggression. These days, especially in the Middle East, guerrilla warfare, terrorism and an inability to distinguish friends from foes make winning wars nearly impossible. War Machine reminds us of that.   The source material for this cautionary tale is Michael […]


  Rarely do urban tales balance authenticity with solid drama elements and strong emotion. Boyz ‘N the Hood and Straight Outta Compton are perfect examples. Lowriders is in their league. It ticks all the boxes: Acting, direction, writing, production elements… This groundbreaking film, about the Latino experience in East LA, will become as classic as those […]

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – A Variety of Films and High Tech

    Founded in 2002 as a response to the 9/11 attack, New York City’s 16th Tribeca Film Festival will run this year from April 19th until April 30th. The festival showcases feature films, documentaries, shorts and a slew of high tech seminars and programs that distinguish it from other festivals.   Films to Seek […]

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

  “My music is the spiritual expression of what I am… I want to be the force that is truly for good.” It was a while before the legendary jazz musician and saxophonist John Coltrane got to a place where he could articulate his mantra that clearly. Years in the making.   The legacy Coltrane […]

The Miami Tennis Open: Wining & Dining Around the Tournament

The popular Miami Open Presented by Itau is one of the largest tennis events outside the grand slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon, US Open). It takes place every March at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne, off the coast of downtown Miami. The Miami Open is a key stop on […]

I Called Him Morgan

  Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and ‘60s were a hotbed for cool music. And the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and are amazed by the lives they […]

T2 Trainspotting

  Trainspotting was a breakthrough film back in 1996. An edgy, eccentric blend of debauchery and rebellion set to one of the best British rock soundtracks ever made. Twenty years later, the original director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later…) and screenwriter John Hodge assemble the same set of Scottish miscreants and make them […]


  Looks like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hanging up his claws. But before he does, he’s passing the baton on to the next generation. Make that the next, next generation, as his mini-me mutant-in-training is an 11-year-old girl (Dafne Keen). She will have a lot of growing up to do before she can take his […]