FILM REVIEW: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is a film aiming to appeal to many different groups. Luckily, it will satisfy them all. It's an inspirational story about three African-American women working at NASA in 1961. They, and a room full of other black women,…

18 Best Books of 2016

So it’s that time of the year again. The time when we have to prepare ourselves to write ‘2016’ on every piece of paper and angrily cross it off when we remember it’s the new year, and when we get overwhelmed with corny “I haven’t seen you…

FILM REVIEW: The Eagle Huntress (2016)

The Eagle Huntress is a documentary about a young Kazakh girl, Aisholpan, who wants to follow her father in the family tradition – eagle hunting. However that’s not the real story. The heart and soul of this film is the total love and…

FILM REVIEW: Inferno (2016)

Why wasn’t Inferno a huge success? The latest movie from director Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks had all the ingredients of success. The original novel was by Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code). It also stars Felicity Jones, soon to star in the…

FILM REVIEW: The Accountant (2016)

The Accountant is about a high-performing autistic mathematician who cleans up the financial books of those on the shady side of the law - the cartels, the crooks and all in between. But Wolff (Ben Affleck) is an emotionally stunted man, a…

10 Biggest Films to Watch in October 2016

Welcome to October! The leaves are turning vibrant colors before meeting winter’s death; the stores sell puffy coats to swaddle summer-roasted humans against the chill, and Movie Web says there are 72 movies to be released. Heaven help us…

10 American Art Museums You Should Visit

Museums are a pleasant way to wile away an afternoon out of the (nice, nasty, mediocre) weather; pick up a gift which will leave the recipient agog at your refined tastes; or taking a quick snooze as I saw two seniors do one warm afternoon.…

FILM REVIEW: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

The new movie Deepwater Horizon is an awesome, gripping, well-told drama about the destruction of an oil rig that lead to the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. On April 20, 2010, the Transocean offshore drill rig Deepwater Horizon…

FILM REVIEW: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Well, well, Hollywood can still make Westerns. The Magnificent Seven remake lands in theaters. It stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. This is the third version. It was first made in 1954 as Seven Samurai, then in the U.S.…

FILM REVIEW: Sully (2016)

Sully is a movie that you already know the ending of. Thus the magic that makes you spend your hard earned dollars and a couple of hours in a theater is asking how it was done. The 'it' was the miraculous rescue of 155 passengers and crew…

FILM REVIEW: Independence Day: Resurgence

When will filmmakers learn that over-the-top special effects can’t take the place of a good plot? That said, Independence Day: Resurgence is a worthy popcorn-munching contender for your currency of choice in this year of action sci-fi…

18 Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

It's been an oddly sedate year for cinema thus far. With all the excitement thrown up in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a blistering Oscar season, we were due for a downturn, and although we've had a solid run of blockbuster…