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Scene On Film: ‘Gravity&...

By Joan Ellis Gravity is a spectacle more to be admired than enjoyed. Writers have been justly lyric...

Scene On Film: 'Captain P...

By Joan Ellis One of the trickiest challenges in making movies lies in the phrase “based on a true...

Scene On Film: ‘The Fami...

By Joan Ellis Let’s assume you set out to make a Mafia spoof. A family enters the FBI witness pro...

Scene On Film: ‘Prisoner...

By Joan Ellis   Prisoners springs from a growing trend toward explicit violence in serious movi...

Scene On Film: ‘Out of a Cle...

By Joan Ellis Twelve years after Danielle Gardner lost her brother in the terrorist attack on the Wo...

Scene On Film: ‘Closed C...

By Joan Ellis Far too much time has passed since the Brits have challenged us with one of the spy th...

Scene On Film: Elysium

By Joan Ellis Elysium will make you shake and rattle precisely because it is threaded with credible ...

Scene On Film: ‘Museum H...

By Joan Ellis Abandon expectations, all ye who enter here. Museum Hours is a fine new film unlike an...

Scene On Film: ‘Lee Dani...

By Joan Ellis And we thought we’d done it all. Half a million men died in the war that resulted in...

Scene On Film: ‘Blue Jas...

By Joan Ellis Pleasure washes over us in the first scene of Blue Jasmine.  Jasmine (Cate Blanchett)...