At the Movies: First Man

Oct 26, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biographical drama film.

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle reteams with “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling, who portrays Neil Armstrong, the United States’ NASA program first man to land and walk on the moon in 1969.

(Original air-date: 10/22/2018)

At the Movies: A Star Is Born

Oct 18, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) starring Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott.

(Original air-date: 10/15/2018)

Host Charles James talks with Philadelphia Film Festival artistic director Michael Lerman about the 100 feature films being shown this year.

At the Movies: The House with a Clock in Its Wall

Oct 15, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this fantasy film starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett as a warlock and a witch.

(Original air-date: 10/2/2018)

At the Movies: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Jul 11, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews this biographical documentary film of Fred Rogers, directed by Morgan Neville

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a fascinating glimpse into the genesis and making of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the sociological influences of the television show, and the personality of Fred Rogers, the life-long Republican and Presbyterian minister who turned a television show into a television ministry. The documentary film is directed by Morgan Neville, who received a documentary feature Oscar for the superb “20 Feet From Stardom” (2014).

At the Movies: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Jun 11, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews "Solo: A Star Wars Story." 

At the Movies: Deadpool 2

Jun 4, 2018

Paul Willlistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews "Deadpool 2," the sequel to the popular superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character.

(Original air-date: 5/28/2018)

At the Movies: Bombshell

May 24, 2018

Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.”

If this documentary film wasn’t based on a true story, it would sound like fiction. Lamarr was regarded as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies. Hollywood movies are only half of the Hedy Lamarr story. She is credited as an inventor, who, at the start of World War II, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes to thwart detection by enemy Nazi warships. The concept is said to have become the basis for cell phone, Bluetooth, WiFi and communication satellite technology.

Easton Summer Cinema on Musings

May 22, 2018
Lafayette College

Kenn Michael previews Easton Summer Cinema,  a new film series taking place on the Lafayette College campus in Landis Cinema in Buck Hall. Kenn talks with grant writer Carol Inman and film buff Peter Coyne who started the film series as a way to get Easton residents together and talking in new ways.

Easton Summer Cinema runs from May 22 through July 24, 2018. Films are shown every Tuesday between 7 and 9 PM in Landis Cinema and admission is free. The films span a variety of genres and time periods but all relate to a local interest. The full list of films being show are:

At the Movies: Chappaquiddick

May 3, 2018

The film tells the story of the single-vehicle car accident that occurred on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 18, 1969. The accident was caused by Senator Ted Kennedy's negligence, and resulted in the death of his 28-year-old passenger, and Wilkes Barre native Mary Jo Kopechne, who was trapped inside the vehicle. The infamous incident ended the presidential hopes of Ted Kennedy. John Curran directs in a documentary-style, and the film's star Jason Clarke bears an uncanny resemblance to Ted Kennedy.