By Pat Burns, Movie Reviewer and West Coast Editor for GRAND Magazine
Catriona McKenzie’s first feature film, “SATELLITE BOY,” is about an elderly grandfather, Jagamarra (David Gulpilil), and the life lessons he teaches his 10-year-old grandson, Pete (Cameron Wallaby). Pete, who was abandoned by his mother, lives with his sage grandfather in a [...]
By Pat Burns – Movie Reviewer and West Coast Editor for GRAND Magazine
This film is for boomers who really loved music from the sixties. I don’t mean the Beatles or the Monkey’s, I mean that rock hard, rock’n roll, possibly get-stoned music. Do I have your attention?
“Beware of Mr. Baker” is [...]
By Pat Burns – Art Cinema and Movie Reviewer for GRAND Magazine
Having read my fair share of books on our 16th president, and being a huge Abraham Lincoln devotee, my expectations were very high for Steven Spielberg’s film “LINCOLN.” Happily, Spielberg and his all-star cast did not disappoint. To the contrary – I was [...]
By Pat Burns, GRAND Regional Editor and Adult Art Cinema Reviewer
Sex is the foundation of the film, “The Sessions.” More importantly, however, this movie explores our innate need to connect emotionally with others, our need for compassion and our capacity to love unconditionally. While sex is important to a healthy relationship, the process of [...]
By Pat Burns – Western Regional Editor and Art Cinema Reviewer for GRAND Magazine
Intouchables touched my heart.
This fact-based story brings us into the world of Philippe (François Cluzet), an aristocratic Frenchman who becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, and Driss (Omar Sy), a young man from the projects. Against all the [...]
By Pat Burns, Regional Editor for GRAND Magazine and Movie Reviewer
To listen to this exciting interview with Deepak’s son, click here:
DECODING DEEPAK http://www.snagfilms.com/decodingdeepak/
Oprah’s favorite philosopher, Deepak Chopra, is one of today’s most popular gurus. His son Gotham, the filmmaker, is struggling to figure out why.
Decoding Deepak is [...]
Review by Pat Burns
Sometimes you leave a theater feeling entertained or enlightened. Other times, you leave feeling as if you’ve truly experienced the film; become a participant in its story. Argo is that kind of a movie. It is very experiential and an emotional thrill throughout.
Directed by Ben Affleck, Argo is [...]