How Bradley Cooper’s ‘A STAR IS BORN’ gives a time-honored classic new things to say

September 21st, 2018 | Movie News, Opinion | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic It doesn’t come as much of a surprise when an actor segues into writing and directing. However, it bears further inspection when they choose a film that’s been made before – specifically three times prior in the case of multi-hyphenate Bradley Cooper’s iteration of A STAR IS BORN. Though the song remains the same, the way it’s sung and arranged puts a new spin on an enduring chart-topper. Cooper has managed to ...


Movie Review: ‘TEA WITH THE DAMES’ is an inviting, if not brief conversation

September 20th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic TEA WITH THE DAMES Not Rated, 84 minutes Directed by: Roger Michell Starring: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith While no one actually drinks any tea in director Roger Michell’s TEA WITH THE DAMES (known across the pond as NOTHING LIKE A DAME), the women profiled are certainly metaphorically spilling the tea on their co-stars, husbands, each other and the entertainment industry at large. It only ...


Movie Review: ‘SMALLFOOT’ – Yeti Player One

September 19th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic SMALLFOOT Rated PG, 92 minutes Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig Starring: Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden, Yara Shahidi, Danny DeVito, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Ely Henry It takes a village to craft a multi-layered, enlightened and entertaining animated film. Many are involved in shaping its destiny and impact on the target demographic. Director Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig’s ...