Cogill reviews “The Fablemans”

“The Fabelmans” is a beautiful film on multiple, Oscar-contending levels. One minute it’s a family film about messy parents and talented children, the next minute its about racism and antisemitism. Then, suddenly, the film pivots when a crazy uncle arrives (Judd Hirsch) and starts dishing out advice on a grand scale. Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg … Continue reading Cogill reviews “The Fablemans”

Cogill Reviews: “The Irishman”

Originally published in "West Hawaii Today" December 6, 2016 “The Irishman” is a master class in acting, and one of the finest films in the already impressive canon of Martin Scorsese films featuring the tougher side of life (Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull). Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) plays … Continue reading Cogill Reviews: “The Irishman”

Cogill Reviews: “Ford v. Ferrari”

“Ford V Ferrari” takes place in the mid-1960s and is an exhilarating, tightly wound piece of film making that works on multiple levels, while based on a true story. Matt Damon (Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting) is Oscar-caliber as a determined American car designer, Carroll Shelby, a legend who understands high-speed racing isn’t always … Continue reading Cogill Reviews: “Ford v. Ferrari”