producer: Aaron Ryder

Life Itself

September 21, 2018
Life itself. The word "life" alone musters up a mosaic beyond comprehension: stories, characters, the beginnings and ends of lives and their intersections. The vastness of it all leads, as well, to vagueness, it takes on so many grandiose shapes and forms. With this in mind, writer-director Dan [...]

The Founder

January 20, 2017
"The Founder" is an entertaining movie based on a true story and features an excellent performance by Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc. He is a down-on-his-luck salesman pitching a five-spindle milkshake machine and who deals with "Nah, but thanks anyways" far too often. He is ignored and feels the [...]

Arrival (2016)

November 11, 2016
"Arrival" is not your typical alien or science-fiction film. It doesn't contain a lot of action, it contains little. It focuses on intellect and is, frankly, a bit cerebral. It does not feature aliens easily connecting with humans; in fact, just the opposite. The humans struggle to learn the [...]

The Return

November 10, 2006
Despite trying to have an original storyline, and despite its efforts to keep the audience guessing, "The Return" is predictable and slow-paced. Joanna (Sarah Michelle Gellar) has been having unexplainable, frightening experiences since she was a child, during which she hallucinates, hears music [...]


October 20, 2006
"Prestige" has a very interesting premise and many twists and turns along its magical ride. Wonderful acting and writing captivate you and draw you into the story of the two entertaining magicians who get caught up in competing against each other and stealing each other's secrets. The film falls [...]