Fences (2016) – Denzel Washington

Paramount Pictures proudly ushers in the release of Denzel Washington’s Fences today on blu-ray. The Academy Award winner directs, working from August Wilson’s adaptation of his own Pulitzer Prize winning play. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Washington pulls double duty, serving not only as director, but in the lead role of Troy Maxson a former ball…

Solaris (2002) – Steven Soderbergh

  My journey with the very enjoyable, and informative, Sci-Fi Chronicles book continue with this tale of exploration into the soul, heart and depth of emotions… George Clooney heads into deep space under the guidance of director by Steven Soderbergh and producer James Cameron as they take on Stanislaw Lem’s classic science fiction novel that…

TIFF 2012: Love, Marilyn – Liz Garbus

  This film was, easily, THE film for me to see at TIFF this year.  It was the one I was most looking forward to – even to the point of carefully selecting which screening would be best for me to immerse myself most fully in the experience.  As soon as I heard it was…

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Back to Paradise I go, to visit with Tom Selleck as Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone in another mystery. This time, Jesse, under the advice of Dr. Dix (William Devane), Jesse tries to find something that will keep him busy, to be important to him, to stave off his alcoholism. He has Rose (Kathy Baker),…

Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise (2006)

Jesse gets himself into a mess, and this time out, the third film, it follows more of a mystery set-up, letting us puzzle over clues and motives to find out who committed the murder. The always likeable Tom Selleck returns as Police Chief Jesse Stone in Robert B. Parker’s Death In Paradise. Stone is a…

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

“I’m the police chief, I know everything.” After discovering the character of Jesse Stone in Stone Cold, portrayed in this series of films by the always awesome Tom Selleck, I knew I would be back for more. So I settled in for the second installment of these TV movies, Night Passage. This film is a prequel…

Stone Cold (2005)

For those who know me, they know that Tom Selleck is probably one of my favorite actors. Thomas Sullivan, my new stalwart companion, is named for one of my favorite Selleck characters, Thomas Sullivan Magnum. So for all of that, why did it take me so long to watch this film? That I can’t tell…