With the 89th annual Academy Awards gala on the horizon, its time again for whats become our yearly Oscar quiz.
Questions address happenings 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20 and 10 years ago.
Great Britains First Lord of the Admiralty has, according to his wife, Clementine, become rough and sarcastic and overbearing and rude.
Remember the old movie title 10 Things I Hate About You? My wife says Im probably the only Disney World customer ever who hasnt liked the experience.
Watching movies is a time-honored method of coping with the winter doldrums.
And so, with a new winter just about ready to make its appearance, we offer a dozen films scheduled for frigid-season premieres that sound promising (or look promising - Ive taken in a few of them at advance press screenings).
Directed, co-written and co-produced by Jeremy Kagan (The Chosen, The Journey of Natty Gann), Shot stars Noah Wyle, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
and Sharon Leal as a trio who constitute - as the films enticing tagline has it - three lives changed forever by one bullet.
For Midwesterners, summer means more sun, more leisure time - and more movie debuts. Gifted refers to 10-year-old Mckenna Graces character, Mary, in the new dramedy directed by Marc Webb from a Tom Flynn script.Good things come in groups of three, our English composition teacher told us 40-odd years back, when we were college freshmen.I doubt whether the Dutch-born director Michael Dudok de Wit had the same teacher, but maybe he received the same advice. The gentle - and puzzlingly R-rated - dramedy Paterson, complete with a twins motif (identical twins of both genders and various ages appear in cameos throughout), bears that bromide out.What follows is an enumeration of 10 things I like - about writer-director Martin Mc Donaghs new dramedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Publicists for The Killing of a Sacred Deer as is their job have colorfully exaggerated, calling the movie a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama and riveting suspense. Maybe thats why I liked The Florida Project so much. A kids movie, regularly referencing the stars and moon. A documentary considering the connection between rodents and the city of Baltimore.Writer-director Sean Bakers film offers a rather jaded perspective on the amusement mecca. Shot might be the shortest-titled movie of 2017, but that isnt its only distinction.