31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – ‘Let It Be’: It Don’t Come Easy

My contribution to this year’s 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon is a look at Let It Be, the winner of the Best Original Song Score Oscar at the 43rd Academy Awards. Thanks to Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken & Freckled and Paula’s Cinema Clubfor hosting this blogathon, and giving me an opportunity to share a look at this fascinating documentary. My entry last year was on A Man For All Seasons. The Beatles’ Let It Be is one… Read More 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – ‘Let It Be’: It Don’t Come Easy

Paweł Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Review: Bad Romance

Sweeping romantic epics usually do not run less than 90 minutes and are typically not filmed in black and white, but Oscar-winning Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski’s latest film, the elegiac Cold War is just that. Loosely based on the romantic story of his own parents, the film condenses more than a decade of time into… Read More Paweł Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Review: Bad Romance

Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

In any other year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri would be considered an acclaimed indie with little shot at awards success. Playwright Martin McDonagh’s film is an exercise in pitch-black comedy, a film that tests the limits of what audiences will laugh at. Its macabre sense of humor isn’t something that usually clicks with a wide… Read More Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard

Berkeley Square (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd, is a sad, somber time travel movie. When you think of movies about going back in time, usually our main character is very excited about that. But in Berklely Square, which is based on the John L. Balderston play, Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) is tormented by the past… Read More Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard