Twin Peaks Review

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Most of this movie centers around Sheryl Lee’s (as Laura Palmer) fall from sanity because of parental abuse and drug use. The film shows the events leading up to Lee’s death. Much of the movie is spent in hallucinations and weird dream states. TWIN…

Review: The Boy Who Cried Bitch

NEW YORK — This film could also be called ”The Mom Who Cried Bastard.” In a tremendous performance, Harley Cross creates one of the most frightening screen kids in memory. He’s not scary like in ”The Omen,” although one wouldn’t be surprised to find three 6’s hidden on his scalp….

Review: Dorothy Day

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story, a 1997 film produced by Rev. Elwood Keiser, written by John Wells, directed by Michael Rhodes. 110 minutes. Rated PG for sexual situations. Paulist priest and film producer Ellwood Kieser became friends with Dorothy Day in Rome at the 1965 Vatican Council. Day was…

Helen Keller Review

Movie filmed on Kaw offers moving glimpse of Helen Keller’s life This past summer when the CBS television movie “Monday After the Miracle” was being shot in northeast Kansas, a number of area residents found themselves working as actors, extras and crew members. It was Hollywood on the Kaw. Last…

Another Helen Keller Review

Moira Kelly, who already played one of the most famous women of the 20th century when she was Dorothy Day in “Entertaining Angels,” takes on another in “Monday After the Miracle,” in which she plays Helen Keller. The two-hour CBS film, to be seen Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on…

The Lion King Review

By Frank Scheck When it was announced that Disney had hired Julie Taymor, previously best known for her off-Broadway puppet tale “Juan Darien,” to direct its upcoming big-budget Broadway production of “The Lion King,” eyebrows were raised. Would the Obie winner’s avant-garde sensibility and iconoclastic style mesh with the Disney…

Love Walked In Review

By Michael Wilmington, Tribune Movie Critic Film noir is a genre that usually presents the world as a huge trap closing in on the main character. But isn’t the genre itself beginning to look like a huge trap closing in on ambitious young filmmakers? For every smart and creative modern…