CANNES FESTIVAL – A so-so “Frankie” gets elevated by a great performance by Isabelle Huppert

"Frankie" is in the running for a Palme D'Or

An exotic locale in beautiful Portugal, an unaffected and powerful performance by a star actress and existential worriment. This is what you can expect from “Frankie,” an ensemble film directed by Ira Sachs that’s asthmatic and lacks energy but fascinated me, nevertheless, because of its main actress Isabelle Huppert and her incredible on-screen presence. Huppert is one of France’s ... more >

Ghost Town

Time to review that dental coverage again
Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Téa Leoni
Directed by David Koepp

Do you know many people perfectly matched to their job? With Dr. Bertran Pincus, dental work fits his personality like a drill in a cavity. Without the Novocaine. For a misanthropic British crown maker, it’s always a gleeful moment when you can stick cotton in a person’s mouth anytime they try to start a conversation. Oh, the majesty of a good fluoride rinse. Be a dentist, indeed. As if living ... more >

Baby Mama

Would you put your this basket?
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Greg Kinnear
Directed by Michael McCullers

It came to light recently that America might be jumping into a new baby boom. Birth rates reached their highest point since the early sixties. One only needs to tool around places like Mall of America– where the wise pedestrian takes out a stroller collision policy – to see the new America emerging from the womb. Hollywood, with the greatest demographers that wooden Keanu Reeves performances ... more >