Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sisters: Movie Review

Spends too much time on the big jokes and loses the better human elements.

Sisters is the big screen pairing of SNL vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and a movie that appears to be made for that sole reason. You can see both acting ridiculously immature, both trying on a myriad of clothes, from sexy to just non-sense and back to sexy, and both hitting on men, successfully and unsuccessfully. But it’s missing the smarter satirical edge of their small screen shows, the nugget of truth in every-woman Liz Lemon and the charming optimism of Leslie Knope. 2015

Directed by: Jason Moore

Screenplay by: Paula Pell

Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Friday, December 11, 2015

Brooklyn: Movie Review


Beautiful, well-written, powerful
Brooklyn is a beautiful and simply powerful film about life, love, adulthood and home. It’s a story of immigration that should resonate with everybody. How one girl chose her home, and made it her home and the home for her family and future generations to come. It’s a story of loneliness, true love, and the pull of familiarity. It’s a singular story, that revels in it’s simplicity, to reveal grander implications and a universality to connect everyone. 2015

Directed by: John Crowley

Screenplay by: Nick Hornby
Based on the novel by Colm Toibin

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson