Archives for March 2014

Astrology: Television: Review: ‘True Detective’ Finale Goes into the Void with Neptune

It’s not always just the hero and the villain whose morals and world views are diametrically opposed. “Buddy” protagonists, whether male or female, are typically at loggerheads. And in the eight-episode series “True Detective,” whose finale aired last night, the operative word to describe the huge character differences between Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Grand Piano’ (2014)

A person whose promising career is suddenly sidelined invariably winds up wallowing in self-doubt and embracing cautionary, risk-free measures. In Grand Piano, directed by Eugenio Mira, Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) knows that feeling well. A young pianist, who once enjoyed the reputation of having the fastest fingers in the business, Tom’s been immobilized on a […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (2014)

In The Grand Budapest Hotel, the movie’s titular edifice is seen perched atop an Alps-like mountain looking like a birthday cake smothered in icing you can almost taste. It’s an old-world, pretty-in-pink picture, and the movie’s writer and director Wes Anderson wants to regress us back to that more civilized time whose days are, unfortunately, […]