“12 Years a Slave” – Film Review (A+)

    I was warned before watching 12 Years a Slave that it would be graphic and painful to watch.  It was.  I was told Chiwetel Ejiofor was equally worthy as Matthew McConaughey for his Best Actor Oscar in Dallas Buyers Club.  He was.  More than a generation ago, I watched Roots, which to me…

“The Butler” – film review

Before seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler, I had several reasons to dislike it.  First, I don’t like anyone’s name before the title.  I would not like Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas or Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, thus I would not like anyone’s anything.  Second, any film with Oprah Winfrey usually belongs on basic cable. …

Cloud Atlas – The Tangled Web We Weave

I’m not going to spell out every role played by all of the very versatile and talented actors in Cloud Atlas.  You can go to IMDB and learn that if you’re interested.  Instead, I’m only going to outline the segments and the stars because knowing greater details will not help you understand anything any better or…