Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

I'm pretty certain you could watch Emma. without sound or subtitles and still have a perfectly satisfying experience. The general arc of the story is formulaic enough to give you the gist (as always, that's not meant as an insult), but the costumes, the set design, and the running physical gags and humorous facial expressions … Continue reading Review: Feast Your Eyes on “Emma.”

Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”

I read that it took Scott Frank, the writer and director of The Queen's Gambit, several decades to get backing for the series because studios worried chess was too boring. Really?!? Because I can think of two chess movies without trying. Plus, watching people play chess isn't that different from watching a sportsball you don't … Continue reading Get Pleasantly Hypnotized By “The Queen’s Gambit”