Tag: Feel Good

A movie that makes you feel good about life.

Movie Review – “Tommy’s Honour”

“One of the best golf films ever produced.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF It’s always fascinating to be caught off-guard by incredible true stories that educate and entertain us on the big-screen. Take for instance last year’s best picture nominated “Hidden Figures”, about three brilliant African-American women who played enormous roles in our nation’s space program... Read More »

Movie Review – “Gifted”

Get out and see one of 2017’s best acting performances from a girl who could wipe the chalkboard with Damon’s persona in “Good Will Hunting”. Patrick King, REEL BRIEF We’ve been awed by brilliant movie minds before, each attempting to cope with the deep personal pain their special brain powers often creates. Russell Crowe shocked us in “A... Read More »

My 2017 Oscar Picks!

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards show on ABC is one of the most uncertain and open races in recent years.  First-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel kicks off the telecast at 5 pm, Arizona time.  Despite La La Land netting a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations (joining Titanic and All About... Read More »

Movie Review – “The Lego Batman Movie”

KAPOW!  After two dreary, less fulfilling gambits last year in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad”, leave it to this animated action pleaser to pump much-needed life back into DC Entertainment. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Three years after co-directing the wildly successful and Academy Award nominated “The Lego Movie”, Chris McKay... Read More »

The Top 10 Films of 2016

Ten films that should be on everyone’s “Must-See List”.  Drum-roll please! Here are the year’s best films in storytelling and performances: 10. Sing Street  Director John Carney, who gave us the 2007 romantic music trifecta of guitar, piano and vocals in the Irish movie “Once”, returns to Dublin for a stellar encore performance involving a... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Queen of Katwe’

“Checkmate!  Viewers will cheer on these young pioneers as they discover their inner self-worth and competitive spirit!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Last month unofficially kicked off the start to this year’s Academy Award season.  Between now and the first two weeks of January, moviegoers will be barraged by Oscar hopeful films hitting nationwide theaters... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Sully’

“Sully” is a powerhouse film that aviation enthusiasts will find deeply satisfying for getting the human factors in flying correct.  Eastwood’s clever technique used to tell this incredible story–in a variety of ways and perspectives–is sensational and the film’s best feature. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF One of the most difficult challenges a filmmaker endures... Read More »

Movie Review – “Eddie the Eagle”

This film soars!  “Eddie the Eagle” sticks its landing, underscoring the cause-and-effect between determination and self-fulfillment. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Each of us has our own “Eddie the Eagle” story to tell. Where desire, heart and the inability to be deterred culminate in the successful achievement of our dreams, goals and life paths. My seventh... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

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