Gregg Shapiro

  • Screen Savor: “Gloria Bell” Of The Ball-Film Trailer Included

     

    There are few filmmakers who have experienced the degree of acclaim and recognition achieved by Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio in recent years. “Gloria”, his fourth full-length feature from 2013, brought Lelio both his widest audience and his most consistently favorable reviews.

  • Screen Savor: Instant Laughs And Tears

    Some movies, more than others, need to be experienced in a full movie theater. It makes the shared emotions, laughing and crying, take on more significance. “Instant Family”(Paramount) is one such movie.

  • Screen Savor: Mercury In Retrograde

    Rest assured that from the first moment we see Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek with prosthetic teeth) onscreen in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, on the morning of Queen’s 1985 Live Aid reunion performance, he is gay. This was during Mercury’s clone-look era, complete with mustache, short and neat haircut, studded leather armband and tight, faded jeans. Gay, gay, gay. Anything you might have heard about Mercury’s gayness being whitewashed is bollocks.

  • Screen Savor: Some Of My Favorite Movies Of The Year So Far W/Trailers 

    (Mirror) The first three months of the year make up the part of the winter movie season where bad movies go to die. Films deemed unworthy of release at other times of the year are unleashed on unsuspecting moviegoers, resulting in tragic box office returns and scathing reviews.