Movie Review – Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Immersive Tour de Force, Incongruous Muddle, or Both?

Christopher Nolan's movie, Dunkirk, opened Friday to rave reviews. The New York Times calls it "a tour de force ...both sweeping and intimate."  The Guardian calls it "utterly immersive" and predicts that the movie "will doubtless become the definitive cinematic depiction of this remarkable chapter of history." I saw the film last night and while I generally agree with … [Read more...]

New Film ‘Fire at Sea’ shows horror of refugee crossings

(Reuters)Images shot in the hold of a boat where dozens of people died of asphyxiation after five hours in the Mediterranean brought home the horror of the refugee crisis in the film "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) shown at the Berlin film festival on Saturday. A theme of this year's festival is to encourage the world to help and welcome refugees. Director Gianfranco Rosi's … [Read more...]

Watch: Official Trailer for the New Moby-Dick Movie

Warner Brothers has just released the new trailer for the movie "In The Heart of The Sea", telling the true story of the events that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick. The film is directed by Ron Howard, so you know it has good chance of being good, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy. From Warner Brothers: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling … [Read more...]

Solo Robert Redford Stars in Intense High Seas Drama, ‘All is Lost’

With the release of 'Captain Phillips' dominating the headlines last week, this week we see the release yet another, much quieter critically acclaimed maritime flick, sans Boston accent. Actually, in 'All is Lost' starring Robert Redford, Redford plays a nameless character that barely says anything at all, but looks as intense if not more than any Somali pirate … [Read more...]