- **** Loving van Gogh. Both the story line and the visual experience is unique. It is creatively animated by a number of talented artists who paint images in the style of van Gogh. One of the artists is my friend, Dena Peterson who traveled to Italy to create many of the panels used in the film. As viewers become engaged in the film they soon forget that the characters are painted images.
- *** The Intern (PG-13). Seasoned wisdom collides with millennial culture in this refreshing flick by the producer, Nancy Meyers. Ben Whittaker (Robert De Nero) applies to the Senior Intern Program at an online, chic clothing company founded by Jules (Anne Hathaway), the workaholic founder of the business that is rapidly becoming a victim of its own success. Neither condescending nor full of tired senior jokes, the movie is sweet, humorous, and thoughtful.
- *** Turner (R) 150 min. I waited with great expectation to see this film. I was disappointed that a more exemplary life was not chosen for this screen play. It is about the genius and eccentricity of the artist, JMW Turner during the last quarter century of his life. It begins with magical photography of the English countryside wrapped in somber music. It goes downhill from here. However, those who stick with this film will discover a socially-stunted, autistic painter of luminous seascapes.