Review: ‘Encounter’

In a genre such as horror, the idea of a person's deteriorating mental health can have chilling consequences where the boundaries of reality and confusion conjure up serious boogeyman vibes. Most recently explored in films like The Night House (2021) and The Vigil (2020), viewers aren't privy to where truth ends and make believe begins,... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Belfast,’ Snapshots That Resonate 

Where did you grow up? Do you still live in your hometown?  Many were born in this area and have never left. Others of us, including myself, moved here from other parts of the country, while still others fled unsafe regions of the world and have settled in North Texas. Whatever the case, we probably... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Eternals’

Directed by Chloe Zhao, the epic adventure stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Angelina Jolie.   What price immortal life?  Eternals The film opens on Friday, November 5 in area theaters via Disney. Visit the official site for more information.  Serving up a bounteous feast for the eyes and ears, Eternals offers an outline... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Dune’

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac star in part one of a masterful epic, directed by Denis Villeneuve. In 1970-something, I sat at the feet of Frank Herbert and listened to him talk enthusiastically about the prospect of Alejandro Jodorowsky adapting Dune (1965). Herbert's novel was one of the first books I read as... Continue Reading →

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