Archive for May 12th, 2017

Review: NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Who is Norman Oppenheimer? What exactly does he do and why?  The title of this film labels Norman as a “New York Fixer,” and the amiable, but pushy character can help fix things, but his meddling eventually gets him into trouble.  After all, this a rise […]

Review: SNATCHED

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn team up for a risque’ action-comedy and even though the results are amusing, they fall considerably short of extraordinary.  Written by Katie Dippold (The Heat, 2016 version of Ghostbusters) and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Night Before), Snatched matches Schumer’s brand of […]

Spanish Review: SNATCHED

Por Liz López Rating B- Entré al salón de cine con mucha anticipación de ver a la actriz Goldie Hawn (“Laugh – In”) en la pantalla grande después de una larga ausencia de actuación. Su regreso viene en el nuevo largometraje, “Snatched”, en el cual actúa como el personaje de Linda Middleton, la madre de […]

Cine Las Americas 20: Recap And Award Winners

By Mark Saldana Source: CineLasAmericas.org The twentieth annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival concluded Sunday night (May 8) with a reception, awards ceremony and screening of the film Sueño En Otro Idioma at the Blanton Museum of Art.  After presenting a total of 172 films (both short and feature length) in six different Austin venues, […]

Cine Las Americas 20 Review: DE CHICA EN CHICA

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) On Friday night of the festival, I enjoyed this zany LGBT comedy from Spain.  De Chica en Chica (Girl Gets Girl) follows the comic misadventures of Inés (Celia Freijeiro), a lesbian philanderer who has burned too many bridges in Miami, Florida.  She decides to escape the wrath […]