BOOK REVIEW: DAVE ITZKOFF – ROBIN

  Robin Williams was a contradictory star. He had a larger-than-life stage persona even though he was an introvert at heart. A hilarious man who could improvise with lightning-fast speed, he was also wracked by depression and addiction. Robin is the first biography about this late, great genius and while it covers a lot of territory, you…

FILM REVIEW: TRUMBO

  Trumbo always had big shoes to fill but this film doesn’t quite fit. This biopic is based on the legendary, Hollywood scriptwriter, Dalton Trumbo but the script fails to have the same power and gravitas as the man’s actual work (the Oscar-winner wrote Spartacus, Roman Holiday and Exodus, to name a few).Trumbo is ultimately…

DVD REVIEW: CITIZENFOUR

  It’s not often that a documentary film manages to capture a moment right in the eye of a storm. But Citizenfour is no ordinary documentary. This Oscar-award winning film tells the amazing story behind the Edward Snowden whistleblowing affair that is well-timed, haunting and gripping. The film is directed by Laura Poitras who was part…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE PIANO

  The Piano was one big success story in 1993. It was the winner of three Academy Awards (Best Screenplay, Actress and Supporting Actress) and the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes, as well as being the darling of critics and fans alike. This beautiful and haunting film has recently been digitally remastered and released on…