Mad Max Rockatansky ruled the roads and also the imagination of the Hawaii Film Critics Society, who published their first ever best films of the year list. George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” led the charge, as the 2015 blockbuster earned seven awards including Best Picture, Director (for George Miller’s extraordinary helming) and Best Actress… Continue reading THE HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2015 LIST

Still Alice

Actress Julianne Moore has earned a Best Actress nomination for her performance in STILL ALICE,  a moving new drama about a 50 year old woman with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. When Alzheimer’s strikes  a middle aged person, it often progresses at a very fast rate. That’s what happens to Julianne Moore’s character in STILL ALICE.… Continue reading Still Alice

Fifty Shades of Grey

The thing that made me angriest about “Fifty Shades of Grey” is that, for the first 45 minutes, I kind of liked it. The opening scene is so well acted, the tone surprisingly light and its sense of humor both consistent and intentional, I thought it could work. Dakota Johnson is both a stunner and… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey

The Imitation Game

Is anyone else tired of hearing the name Benedict Cumberbatch? I know I am. Mr. Cumberbatch is a hard-working actor whose body of work demonstrates versatility and depth. He also seems to be the only actor everyone is talking about anymore. Over the years, I’ve taken note of his performances but haven’t been blown away by… Continue reading The Imitation Game