Archive for April 19th, 2018

Review: I FEEL PRETTY

By Renee’ C. Rating: 3 (Out of 5 Reels) A woman, Renee (Amy Schumer) struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed (IMDB)? I admire Schumer’s […]

SXSW 2018 Review: FINAL PORTRAIT

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Stanley Tucci’s fifth feature film as a writer/director details writer James Lord’s experiences in Paris as a model for artist Alberto Giacometti’s last painting.  Based on Lord’s memoir, “A Giacometti Portrait,” Tucci offers a mildly entertaining and interesting glimpse of an artist at work and the […]

Review: SUPER TROOPERS 2

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Though the film has a thin plot, the 2001 cult comedy classic Super Troopers does deliver lots of laughs, thanks to the wild and raucous comedy of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe.  Well, it has taken the comedy group a lengthy seventeen years for them to get […]

SXSW 2018 Review: FINAL PORTRAIT

Stanley Tucci’s “Final Portrait” Arrives in Austin Theaters By Liz Lopez Rating: C+           There is not much that can be said about a feature film that has a very thin premise – an artist painting his subject – but writer/director Stanley Tucci’s work in “Final Portrait” manages to make the limited material into an engaging […]

Review: LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ, THE AUDACITY TO BE FREE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Students of philosophy and psychology should know the name Lou Andreas-Salomé; however, those who haven’t probably won’t recognize it.  Most people are familiar with, or have heard of both Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud, though.  These famous intellectuals have probably achieved much more fame than Andreas-Salomé, who has not […]