BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)
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BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)

It’s been said that every story needs an audience to accept at least one coincidence, one stretch of the imagination.  Field of Dreams asks for…

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)
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“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)

When I was young and went to get my haircut at the barber (the one my dad had gone to for years prior to my arrival),…

“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)
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“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)

In case it wasn’t clear, Boyhood is unprecedented. It deserves our undivided attention and unwavering reverence. Shot for twelve-consecutive years, using the same cast and…

“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)
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“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)

The Raid: Redemption is one of the greatest action films of all time. The first scene gave us the sympathetic protagonist, Rama – a SWAT…

RIFF Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

The sexual awakening and subsequent growth of a young French woman. Blue is the Warmest Color, adapted from a comic by director Abdellatif Kechiche, takes this simple,…

Film Review: Brief Encounter (1945)

Romance looks better in black and white, or so it seems. Still, Brief Encounter is not a highly romantic film. It is about guilt as…

Film Review: Back to School (1986)

September is 80s month at Filmophilia, so dust of your synths, throw on some new wave music and travel back in time with us. On…

‘Battle of the Year’ (2013): Should Have Stepped Up (Review)
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‘Battle of the Year’ (2013): Should Have Stepped Up (Review)

I had the fortunate opportunity to see a screening of Battle of the Year  in 3D over a month ago with one of the film’s dancing…

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