Archive for March 27th, 2017

SXSW 2017 Review: ATOMIC BLONDE

By Jan Hamilton Charlize Theron sizzles as Lorraine Broughton, a British secret agent sent to Berlin just before the fall of the Wall.  Her cover is that she is to bring home the body of another agent, with whom she seems to have had a relationship.  Because she is so emotionless, it’s hard to tell. […]

SXSW 2017 Review: A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG

By Jan Hamilton Among the funniest films at SXSW this year, this one is a real charmer. The bad idea that two slackers have is to rob a stranger’s vacant house to make a big score. They have a pretty good way to get into a gated community, and easily find a key outside the […]

SXSW 2017 Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN

By Jan Hamilton Dependable Bill Pullman stars as Lefty Brown, former side-kick to three legends of the Old West, who have all gone on the better things.  Respect, fame and fortune have eluded Lefty, though he does not seem to mind.  Lefty works at the ranch of one of the trio, Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) […]

SXSW 2017 Review: BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY

By Jan Hamilton In a pleasant exploration of Bill Nye’s story, this documentary follows his life as it leads to the world of science.  After getting a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell, and working at Boeing, Bill found work in TV as a writer and actor.  His best known work was on the educational […]

SXSW 2017 Review: MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

By Jan Hamilton In this dark but hopeful drama, the leading lady is also the writer and director of the film.  Luciana (Ana Asensio) plays a struggling immigrant in New York who is trying to get past the death of her child in Spain.  Tall, beautiful and graceful, Luciana works a series of demanding, low […]