Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)
Back Down to Earth –Now that the dust has settled from the foolish exuberance surrounding the release of Gravity (2013), a claustrophobic Hollywood extravaganza set in outer space, it is time to grapple with Alfonso Cuaron’s tricksy movie. In October 2013, upon the original theatrical release of the film, New York Observer critic Rex Reed ...

The Railway Man (2013)

The Railway Man (2013)
Lightening the Traumatized Heart –During the first reel of The Railway Man, an excellent film adaptation of a memoir by British World War II veteran Eric Lomax, Australian director Jonathan Teplitzky attempts to discard as many filmic ghosts as he can possibly muster. In 1980, a middle-aged Lomax (Colin Firth), falling in love with Patti ...