The first time I saw Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso, it was in the Seabury Hall chapel (which is now their library). This was in 1990, a one-night-only event that my mother (who worked there at the time) got me into. It felt odd at first, as we were ushered into this cavernous space (the kind of room seemingly ideal for dance rehearsal), onto bleacher seats. A screen was … [Read more...] about Barry’s Streaming Cinema: Make time for one of the “greatest movies ever made”
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'The Hard Eight' was also John C. Reilly's debut in a major film You can tell a lot about a filmmaker from their first movie. In some cases, a first-time director is doing the best they can with very little, trying to demonstrate their talent and somehow shape a competent movie. Just look at James Cameron’s unfortunate debut, Piranha II: The Spawning. Another notable … [Read more...] about Barry’s Streaming Cinema: Revisit a directorial debut
Everstream Live presents May Day from Maui with Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom & Eric Gilliom, in association with the Maui Ocean Center. On Saturday, May 2, 3pm - 4:30pm, Everstream Live is featuring via livestream the brother and sister Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners performing May Day meles live from the Valley Isle. Amy is a six-time Grammy … [Read more...] about This Saturday See Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom & Eric Gilliom Live at Maui Ocean Center
'The Harder They Come' Growing up on Maui, there was no escaping the rhythmic pull and verbal richness of the music of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. The latter is my favorite reggae artist, but that’s like saying The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones, isn’t it? There is a distinction, however, that gives Cliff the edge over Marley, and that’s The Harder They Come. If … [Read more...] about Barry’s Streaming Cinema: A five-star review and more
Getting so bored in quarantine you want a twin? Think again. In Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, Adam is a college professor (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who lives in Toronto with his beautiful girlfriend (played by Melanie Laurent). One day during lunch, a colleague gives Adam a movie recommendation. That evening, while watching the film in question, Adam is stunned to find an … [Read more...] about Barry’s Streaming Cinema: ‘Enemy,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ and ‘Kedi’