She shoots, she SCORES! Dana Nachman’s Masterful Slamdance Documentary, Bat Kid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World

By: Vernon Nickerson Or, as that legendary South American soccer commentator shouts, GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!  In “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World”, Emmy Award-winning writer/director Dana Nachman has powerfully brought the story of one boy’s Make-A-Wish fulfillment to the big screen.  Miles Scott ( AKA “Batkid” ), a young leukemia survivor who wished to be…

Deep in the Midst of Winter- A review of “Bob And The Trees”, a 2015 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Selection Feature Film

By: Vernon Nickerson Whether you are a snow lover or just missing the surreal peace and quiet of freshly fallen snow, you will feel right at home with Bob and his family in writer/Director Diego Ongaro’s drama, Bob and The Trees. Bob is a sustainable-forester/logger/farmer/husband/father at odds with his inevitable transition into the world of…

Water And Power Review: A Tale Of Brotherly Love

  By Vernon Nickerson Guns, Gangs, Politicians…and Brotherly Love in LA With the City of Angels as it’s backdrop this is a wonderful mystical tale of love, devotion, heroes,villains and the rise and fall from grace. The story is told with such a minimalist style that makes it is in itself a work of art. Monteque…

“Big Eyes” Review : Connecting The Dots…The Amazing True Story Of The Evolution Of Artist Margaret Keane

By Vernon Nickerson Tim Burton’s (DARK SHADOWS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND) latest directorial tour de force, “Big Eyes”, is the true story of renowned painter Margaret Keane and her “wanna-be-artist” second husband Walter Keane, who claimed full credit for her work for over a decade. Four-time Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams turns in a flawless performance as…