Gregg Shapiro

  • 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. 

  • Screen Savor: Space Oddity W/Trailer

    Brad Pitt is having quite a year on screen So good, in fact, that he may find himself with a pair of Oscar nominations; for Best Supporting Actor for playing indispensable stuntman Cliff in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” and Best Actor for his portrayal of astronaut Major Roy McBride in James Gray’s “Ad Astra” (20thCentury Fox).

  • Screen Savor: The Language of Love

    In Li Cheng’s “José” (Outsider Pictures), recipient of the Queer Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, the titular character José (Enrique Salanic, making his feature film lead role debut) is a young gay man living with his devoutly religious single mother (Ana Cecilia Mota) in Guatemala City.

  • Screen Savor: To Be of assistance

    Writer/director Kitty Green’s “The Assistant” (Bleecker Street) is the first good movie of the early 2020 winter movie season.
  • Screen Savor: Top 10 Movies of 2019 W/Trailers

    These are Screen Savor's top 10 movies of 2019. Check out his SFGN's Gregg Shapiro, for his weekly Screen Savor moview reviews.

  • Screen Savor: War is Hell

    Showered with somewhat more praise than it rightfully deserves, including Golden Globe Awards for Best Director (Sam Mendes) and Best Picture, as well as 10 Oscar nominations, ”1917”(Universal) is surprisingly disappointing. In these days when war looms heavy on a daily basis in Trumpworld, a movie such as “Jojo Rabbit” actually has a more meaningful anti-war message. [Potential spoilers ahead.]
  • Screen Savor: Wedding Bell Blues W/Trailer

    Based on Susanne Bier’s Academy Award-nominated 2006 Danish film of the same name, Bart Freundlich’s “After The Wedding” (Sony Pictures Classics) is the second of his Oscar-winning wife Julianne Moore’s 2019 Hollywood remakes of acclaimed foreign films.