Astrology: Film: Review: ‘St. Vincent’ (2014)

Sainthood is aspirational at best and yet, as depicted in St. Vincent, it’s a possibility within reach in the real world. Written and directed by Theodore Melfi, the movie makes the surprising agent of divinity a curmudgeonly Brooklyn guy named Vincent (Bill Murray) who’s in his late sixties, drinks, gambles, is in debt to a […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Calvary’ (2014)

Everyone has a cross to bear. But a parish priest tending his flock in Ireland’s County Sligo has really gotten more than his share in Calvary, a movie that addresses archetypal Pluto issues of power, abandonment and revenge, as well as Neptune themes of sacrifice and victimization. Directed and written by John Michael McDonagh, Calvary, […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Cuban Fury’ (2014)

Bullies will stop at nothing to brutalize their victims. But making a male teen eat the sequins from his salsa dance costume is one for the books. It’s also a critical plot point in Cuban Fury, an appealing tale of a sad sack who pulls himself up by his bootstraps – make that dancing shoes […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Sapphires’ (2013)

The Sapphires is ostensibly about a talented four-member Aboriginal girl group in Australia whose members, with the help of a washed up Irish entertainer-turned-manager, wind up expanding their lives personally and geographically. Below the surface, though, the movie – directed by Wayne Blair and inspired by a true story that transpires in the late ’60s […]