Spotlight on Sunshine Cinema: Review of Captain Fantastic and Don’t Think Twice

If you know that you like independent films or are open-minded about changing your routine, I highly recommend that you see a flick at Sunshine Cinema, my favorite movie theater in Manhattan. Owned by Landmark Theatres, the largest chain dedicated to independent films, it is located in the East Village on East Houston and Forsyth Street. In addition to showing movies, it hosts special events that you can attend with a ticket purchase. Celebrities and other public figures often make appearances....more

Play a Game of Guess What Film the Toddler Is Talking About

The Toddler has taken a sudden interest in watching films. She has not, however, taken an interest in what films are actually called. The Toddler has developed a couple of alternative methods for identifying the film she wants to watch. The first is to point at random unrelated pictures on the TV, or indeed at the blank TV screen, and shout, 'Want to watch that one! No, not that one! No! Want to watch the one.' This method does not have a high success rate. The other method is offering descriptions of what she considers to be salient points of the film. ...more

A hundred favourite films, part 3

Part 3 of a chronological greatest list. The second half of the list represents the start of a second group of fifty, in chronological order....more

A hundred favourite films, part 2

Part 2 of a chronological favourites list. See notes for thoughts on each film....more

A hundred favourite films, part 1

In chronological order, here are 100 films I really love and enjoy watching and rewatching. Part 1....more

Two Must-See Fall Films with Purpose

Two motion pictures hitting the screens this fall have important messages. One is a modern love story, the other a fictional piece of work about an important time in history.  They are different yet both have a common thread passing through their stories about the quickness and fragility of life.  ...more
I saw the movie About Time, last week and loved it. Apart from telling two people nearby off for ...more

The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family is an anime that centers on Yasaburou Shimogamo, the third eldest son in a family of Tanuki, raccoon dogs. Full story...--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

Directed by: Sam RaimiWritten by: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-AbaireRated: PGRunning Time: 127 min Cast:James Franco as Oz, The WizardMila Kunis as TheodoraRachel Weisz as Evanora...more