“Wander Darkly”: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Sienna Miller and Diego Luna star in writer-director Tara Miele’s fourth feature which explores the afterlife of a broken relationship, both figuratively and literally, in an emotional roller coaster that leaves you in emotional ruins when it ends. The fourth and latest feature by writer-director Tara Miele (her first feature since 2014’s Starving in Disturbia…

“Downhill”: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star as a couple whose marriage is destabilized by a near-disaster in an American remake of the 2014 award-winning Swedish Hitchcockian thriller, Force Majeure, that mostly stays true to the original but goes “downhill” fairly quick. In 2014, Ruben Ostlund’s psychological family thriller drama (in that order) Force Majeure debuted…

Bastille: “Doom Days” (Album Review)

The London-based band aims for a more inventive, boundary & genre-hopping album where they attempt to party away the darkness and political strife in the world – but the realities and bleakness keep catching up with them. Bastille, the London-based band that broke out in 2011 with their hit “Pompeii” has definitely made a name…

“Hotel Mumbai”: Film Review

Armie Hammer and Dev Patel star in an ensemble cast in director Anthony Maras’ fictionalized yet humanely real account of the Mumbai attacks, reminding us that some of Hollywood’s greatest pieces are sourced from reality. The famed five-star Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai has one motto and one motto only for their staff: “guest…

Mark Ronson: “Late Night Feelings” (Album Review)

Fresh off an Oscar-win for producing & writing “Shallow,” the British-American songwriter-DJ’s fifth studio album is a compilation of “sad bangers” that mixes a record of unique & brilliant pop songs with sleepy filler tracks sung by an entirely all-female featured vocalists. The British-American songwriter, producer and DJ has had a very busy few years…