Tracy Wren

Tracy Wren is an award-winning poet, filmmaker and writer.  She lived in Oughterard, Ireland for many years and recently completed an MFA in film at USC. tracywrenfilms.com

When the Cheating Ex-Husband Resurfaces with Romance in His Eyes: Quel Horreur!

I found myself thinking, no, not him again.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Date: July 15, 2009 Runtime: 153 min. Rating: PG13 Cast: Daniel Raddcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Jim Broadbent...

Night at the Museum

There may not be a lot to the story, but the clever action sequences and wacky supporting characters make up for it. It’s just so much fun to see a giant marble statue of Abraham Lincoln come to life...

The Soloist

Adapted from the novel of the same name by journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) that chronicles his real life relationship with homeless cellist Nathaniel Ayres Jr., The Soloist...

A French Gigolo

A French Gigolo Release Date: None Runtime: 104 min. Genre: Comedy/Drama Rating: None Cast: Nathalie Baye, Eric Caravaca, Isabelle Carre Director: Josiane Balasko Stars 3 1/2 by Tracy Wren Only in...

Knowing

Release Date: March 20, 2009 Genre: Sci Fi/Action/Mystery/Thriller Rating: PG13 Cast: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne Director: Alex Proyas Stars: 2 1/2 by Tracy Wren Number one at the...

Oscar Night, the Oscar WIlde's that is....

The US-Ireland Alliance honored three jewels of Irish culture last Thursday, February 19th, at a red carpet event in the beautiful Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Actor Brendan Gleeson, introduced by...

John Updike

I was fortunate to hear John Updike read at UCLA’s Royce Hall last November 13th. Foolishly, I brought a copy of rabbit, run for him to sign. Everyone in the audience seemed to have the same idea -...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt described The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as his ‘love letter to New Orleans.’ This golden hued film, nominated for 13 Oscars, was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story written...

For Harvey Milk Portrayal, Sean Penn Deserves an Oscar

Sean Penn’s performance as Harvey Milk, California’s first gay city official, will probably win him an Oscar. When a friend told me he had walked out of the film, I asked if the kissing scene hadn’t...