Archive for September 15th, 2017

Review: REBEL IN THE RYE

By Renee’ Collins Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels) The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult), who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, “The Catcher in the Rye” (IMDB). Hoult has definitely come up in the ranks of Hollywood actors in his more recent roles. I remember watching […]

Review: AMERICAN ASSASSIN

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Late author Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp book series serves as the inspiration for what movie producers hope is the first installment of another successful film franchise.  Directed by Michael Cuestra (Kill the Messenger), American Assassin offers an origin story for Rapp, a young, skilled, but naive […]

Review: mother!

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Writer/director Darren Aronofsky is one of Hollywood’s most unique filmmakers.  With movies Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah in his filmography, one never knows what to expect from the talented, but enigmatic artist.  If The Wrestler is Aronofsky’s most accessible and […]

Review: REBEL IN THE RYE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) In 1951, author J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye was published to instant critical acclaim and became a massive best seller, launching the relatively unknown author into legendary status.  The author would continue writing and would become more withdrawn from the public eye, but […]

Review: RED TREES

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Opening in NYC and LA on September 15, documentary film Red Trees tells the powerful and poignant story of Holocaust survivor Alfred Willer as he and his filmmaker daughter Marina take audiences through their family history as Jews living in Czechoslovakia during Germany’s occupation during World […]