Ariel Vromen's "Criminal" is not Kevin Costner's best film but it's something I can watch again to pass the time. It's entertaining and, oddly or not, quite enjoyable mostly because Costner wasn't trying to be the god-like hero that he liked to portray in most of his films . . .
First, I have to say that I have a bias — a bias against propagandist films and television shows that aim to make unequivocal heroes of men. As a child, I couldn't understand what my father and grandfather saw in TV shows like "Combat" and "Wild Wild West" (local channels . . .
If your boyfriend gave you a diamond, would it ever cross your mind that it was stolen? In Joseph Ruben's 2013 film "Penthouse North", Sara (Michelle Monaghan) is a photojournalist left permanently blind after a suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan. She lives with her . . .
I have to thank Sam for introducing me to "Game of Thrones". The TV series was on its third season when she told me about it. I got so hooked on it that, between the third and fourth seasons, I got copies of all all five published books in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" . . .
Eights years before Fifty Shades of Grey hit the movie screens, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution was embroiled in controversy because of explicit sex scenes that depicted bondage, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism. Unlike Fifty Shades of Grey, however, in Lust, Caution sex . . .
Such soulless performance. There are songs in Les Misérables that give me goosebumps even when I'm just listening to them. But watching and listening to the actors in the Manila show made me feel nothing. NOTHING. Except, perhaps, regret that I wasted money on VIP . . .
If you're wondering where Genovia is, you probably haven't seen "The Princess Diaries" and its sequel. I've seen both dozens of times because my daughters watched them repeatedly although not as much as "The Parent Trap", another Disney film. Genovia is a fictional . . .
It was my mother who introduced me to James Bond films. She was a huge fan of Sean Connery so, even when my brother and I were very young, she'd take us to see James Bond movies. "The Man With The Golden Gun" was the first one I saw. Because my mother was obsessed with . . .
Gone With The Wind. I read the book before I saw the film. In fact, I didn't get to see the film until it came out on VHS. And, although it was interesting how some story details were left out (Scarlett O'Hara had three children from her three husbands in the novel; she gave . . .
There are two ways to begin this post. The first is "Dear Supreme Court, I am mightily disappointed... but then, what's new?" The second is "I do sympathize with foundlings because the framers of the 1987 Constitution failed to categorically state how their . . .