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Interview of Filmmaker Walter Shaw On The Unknowns

Interview of Filmmaker Walter Shaw On The Unknowns

Author Lillian Taylor interviews reformed notorious jewel thief turned filmmaker Walter Shaw on this latest film, The Unknowns. Focusing of themes around rising from adversity, Shaw shares with Taylor the story of his now famous inventor father, Walter L. Shaw’s, lifelong challenges, the struggles around making a film, and what inspired him to tell the […]

By February 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review: Taxi Driver

Film Review: Taxi Driver

Tagline: “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.” “You talking to me?” The most imitated and memorable line from Taxi Driver, was voted as the #10 movie quote by the American Film Institute. Taxi Driver (1976) is about an introverted, increasingly unstable ex-Marine, Travis Bickel [Robert DeNiro], […]

Film Review: Paris Je T’aime

Film Review: Paris Je T’aime

Vignettes of an assortment of people who meet in Paris. Some for the first time, fall in love. Some who have spent lives together and now are ending those lives together. To me it was a way of connecting to the city I love. Just to touch the beauty. Why anyone would want to harm […]

By November 16, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Film Review: A Simple Plan

Film Review: A Simple Plan

A plane crash, a corpse of the pilot, a duffel bag filled with cash, and a simple plan. It’s a snowy Minnesota woods. The fantasy so many of us have had. ‘What if…’ It doesn’t happen often. But if there is a plan. Simple. Perfect. No such possibility. There are lethal miscalculations involved. First one, […]

Film Review: Wild

Film Review: Wild

The film is based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed [Reese Witherspoon], She decides the way to find herself is to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The hiking takes her 1,100 miles. It seems a crazy way to find one’s self but we’ll see what happens. The film opens onto the most picturesque landscape […]

Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

Film Review: Notes on a Scandal

“We are bound by the secrets we share.” “Mind the gap – the distance between as you dream it and life as it is.” “People have always trusted me with their secrets but who do I trust. You, only you.” Barbara Covett [Judi Dench], keeps notebooks. An endless number of thoughts written down with her […]

Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service, based upon a comic book, is directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men First Class). The film tells the story of a secret spy organization. At the beginning, a group of Kingsman are on a mission. It was a huge failure. We jump ahead 17 years. Time to recruit a new member. Harry […]

Film Review: BiRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED ViRTUE OF iGNORANCE)

Film Review: BiRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED ViRTUE OF iGNORANCE)

Magic realism. Flights of Fantasy. A career lost as a superhero. An attempt is being made too actualize his status as an actor by using a Broadway stage. A play written, acted in, and directed by our former superhero, The Birdman, Riggan [Michael Keaton]; based on the Raymond Carver story, “What We Talk About When […]

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