‘Room 237’ Worth Checking Out
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic The fascinating “Room 237” provides a forum for the oddball opinions of five fanatics who have taken a little too much of a shine to “The Shining.” Although it becomes hard not to wonder if some of the rambling interviewees ac [...]
‘This is 40’ Now Available on Blu-ray
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features There’s a moment in Judd Apatow’s comedy “This is 40,” the spinoff to “Knocked Up,” where Leslie Mann (Apatow’s real life wife and the stalwart star of the movie) is driving home, having just confirmed she is pregnant again at the ripe old age of 39. Upset with [...]
‘Parker’ More Runny Than Hard Boiled
NOTE TO EDITORS: Reviews are embargoed for publication until Friday, January 25 By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic The first thing we see career criminal Parker (Jason Statham) do in the movie bearing his one-word name is park a car, which seems a bit on the nose. Unfortunately, the r [...]
‘Mama’ Delivers Family-Style Chills
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Jessica Chastain shines in this contemporary classic ghost story as a reluctant stand-in mother who has a violently possessive rival from the afterlife. The charm of this family-in-peril piece is its elegant simplicity, with a small cast that plays t [...]