Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

BBBB (out of 5) This film has been reviewed at Magenta Magazine. Dakota Group, Fischio Films, Submarine Entertainment USA/Italy/United Kingdom, 2015 Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland Screenplay by Bernadine Colish, Lisa Immordino Vreeland Cinematography by Peter Trilling Produced by Dan Braun, Stanley F. Buchthal, David Koh, Lisa Immordino Vreeland Music by Steven Argila Film Editing … More Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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The Good Mother

BB (out of 5) A strong performance by Diane Keaton just can’t save this incredibly dull drama. She plays a divorced, single mother whose conservative ex-husband (James Naughton) objects to the way she’s raising their daughter, particularly considering that she’s got her stud of a boyfriend (Liam Neeson) living with her. When her ex discovers that … More The Good Mother

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Just Cause

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean Connery is a long-in-the-tooth law professor who decides to help out a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) on trial for murder because something tells him that the guy is worth helping. Searching the entire state of Florida to find clues as to the original evidence of murder, he seeks the Hannibal … More Just Cause

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The Mambo Kings

BBBB (out of 5) Sturdy, enjoyable adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is best remembered for its introducing sexy Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas to English-speaking cinema. He and Armand Assante play Cuban musicians living in Miami whose various life experiences lead them through various volatile relationships and eventually to their big break playing their tunes on … More The Mambo Kings

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Still Of The Night

BB.5 (out of 5) Humdrum thriller has Robert Benton trying to do Hitchcock but is only partly successful. Meryl Streep reunites with her Kramer Vs. Kramer director as a femme fatale who crosses paths with a psychologist (Roy Scheider) investigating the murder of one of his patients. Streep is the prime suspect and enlists Scheider’s help … More Still Of The Night

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Gorillas In The Mist

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This fascinating film follows Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) through her career from her early days as a woman who was looking for work that would allow her to follow her passion. She hits upon an opportunity when she joins a research expedition to study a vanishing race of mountain gorillas in Kenya … More Gorillas In The Mist

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