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Oct 132016
 By , October 13, 2016
Movie Review: "Denial"
Movie Review: "Denial"

“Denial” – a film review by Gary Chew The news is good when a messaging movie opens about the time the message really needs repeating. I nearly had an overdose of message-movies growing up during and in the aftermath of WWII. Films of that period [more…]

Oct 062016
 By , October 6, 2016
Movie Review: "The Birth of a Nation"
Movie Review: "The Birth of a Nation"

“The Birth of a Nation” – a film review by Gary Chew Surreally stretched across a span of 185 years’ time, it almost seemed like I was in a movie as I drove home from an early screening of the new motion picture, The Birth [more…]

Sep 272016
 By , September 27, 2016
Movie Review: "Deepwater Horizon"

“Deepwater Horizon” – a film review by Gary Chew “Based on a true story” is a common preface to motion pictures. It’s your cue to assume that license has likely been taken with the narrative even though what you’re about to see, to some degree, [more…]

Sep 162016
 By , September 16, 2016
Movie Review: "Snowden"

“Snowden” – a film review by Gary Chew The elephant in the screening room that sat in the back row wasn’t symbolic of the Republican Party as much as it was George Orwell. The metaphor just sat there quietly watching Oliver Stone’s latest film called [more…]

Sep 102016
 By , September 10, 2016
Snowden and Stone: An Intercontinental Conversation

An article about a film soon to open about Edward Snowden by Oliver Stone. Two people I would love to eavesdrop on in conversation at a nice, quiet bar somewhere are Edward Snowden and George Orwell. If that were possible, I would merely listen to [more…]

Aug 112016
 By , August 11, 2016
Movie Review: "Florence Foster Jenkins"

“Florence Foster Jenkins” – a film review What you have to love about the very affluent, ebullient Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is that, despite her ineptitude at singing art songs and opera, she’s good and generous. All the bad stuff coming earlier in her [more…]

Jul 282016
 By , July 28, 2016
Movie Review: "Cafe Society"

“Cafe Society” – a film review by Gary Chew It’s not uncommon for Woody Allen to restate his lack of appreciation for Los Angeles and Vicinity. After all, the Wood Man is your basic dyed-in-the-wool New Yawker.  That we’ve known for decades.  However, Allen’s dissonance [more…]

Jul 252016
 By , July 25, 2016
Movie Review: "Star Trek: Beyond"

“Star Trek: Beyond” – a film review by Gary Chew I remember when Star Trek came to NBC TV’s prime time: the fall of 1968. Wow. I was totally hooked. I love science fiction, but I’m more the Philip K. Dick kind of sci-fi freak. [more…]

Jul 212016
 By , July 21, 2016
Movie Review: "Captain Fantastic"

“Captain Fantastic” – a film review by Gary Chew It’s not unreasonable to say a quick three-word description for Captain Fantastic could make muster as Little Miss Sunshine. But Captain Fantastic is so much different than that awesomely neat movie of 2006 which was a [more…]