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Among THE best movies set during WWI ever produced.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
This above average movie deals with racism, a corrupt prison system, and determination. Like other films of this ilk, the audience's shock, disgust, and anger grow as the story progresses.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Lacks the outright fun and originality of the previous episodes, but it achieves its goal of providing big scale closure.
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Pistons and torques aside, 'FvF' is really about friendship, love, trust, and risk. It is a balancing act superbly orchestrated.
Posted Nov 15, 2019
The film looks and feels more like a well done History Channel reenactment. The facts are solid, but the emotional impact is lacking.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Zellweger captures Judy Garland's person and-surprisingly-her voice and performance demeanor. She is enough like Judy to convince this longtime Garland fan.
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Ad Astra (2019)
The mundane aspects of space travel are definitely shown, but thankfully broken with some action- space monkeys and moon pirates included.
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
A doozy of a story packed with visual surrealism and clever plot surprises.
Posted Jul 2, 2019
A Dog's Journey (2019)
A scattershot story line, covering many years and leaving plot holes and unanswered questions. Coincidences abound to the point of ridiculousness.
Posted May 17, 2019
Gloria Bell (2019)
Julianne Moore's extraordinary performance convinces us that Gloria will not only survive, but conquer.
Posted Mar 22, 2019
You know a movie is really scary when audience members at the preview keep yelling at the screen, "Don't open that door!" and "Look out!" (I didn't say such, but I sure thought it.)
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019)
The fun of 'Captain Marvel' is not so much Danvers/Marvel, but her pal Nick Fury, portrayed by the ubiquitous Samuel L. Jackson.
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2019)
To play upon Mr. Hardy's catchphrase, 'Stan & Ollie' is quite the opposite of a mess The Boys have gotten us into.
Posted Jan 25, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2019)
A fascinating, well crafted, accurate bio-drama about the early life-personal and professional-of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Bale's transformation is incredibly uncanny and stunning. This is far from an Alec Baldwin burlesque of Donald Trump-funny as that is.
Posted Dec 25, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are practically and perfectly cast.
Posted Dec 19, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018)
I will go out on a short limb to predict Academy Award nods to Cooper, Gaga and Elliott. Lady Gaga's days of wearing a meat dress are history. A born movie star is she.
Posted Oct 5, 2018
The Little Stranger (2018)
Low on the creepazoid meter, but it tingled a couple of nerves along my spine.
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
This sequel to 2008's 'Mama Mia!' is a delightfully winning romantic-musical-comedy. In a couple of ways, it outshines the extremely popular original.
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Prepare for typical 'Jurassic Park' action, tinged with the dark humor of men and women at risk of losing their limbs and lives. Bring the family.
Posted Jun 22, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
...A fun and exciting, though imperfect, addition to the Star Wars array. 'Solo' is well worth seeing, particularly for fans.
Posted May 25, 2018
Charlize Theron's portrayal...is nothing short of brilliant, and certainly Oscar worthy. Adding Diablo Cody's screenplay and Jason Reitman's direction equals a trifecta supreme.
Posted May 4, 2018
Essentially turning to formula plotting, we get a hero (or three) versus some mad scientists who have unleashed monsters. We have seen this before, but it works very comfortably here.
Posted Apr 12, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
Gamers will get a kick out of this nearly non-stop racing movie loaded with familiar pop culture images.
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Black Panther (2018)
I had hoped for so much more than what was delivered. The loyal fan base will no doubt think otherwise.
Posted Feb 16, 2018
The Post (2018)
The cinematic takeaway here is a combination of the factual story, the superb supporting cast (Sarah Paulsen, Bob Odenkirk, Carrie Coon, and Tracy Letts among them), and the film's powerhouse leads, Streep and Hanks.
Posted Jan 10, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has truly delivered the galaxy goods on this event-the second installment of the sequel trilogy.
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Compelling? Well, so-so. A unique take on the familiar Charles Dickens tale, 'A Christmas Carol'? Definitely.
Posted Nov 22, 2017
Only the Brave (2017)
Two factors elevating 'Only the Brave' above the norm are the film's location photography and realistic forest fire sequences.
Posted Oct 20, 2017
Important to the film's success is Hans Zimmer's unique score, which becomes a living entity unto itself due to pulsating sounds.
Posted Jul 21, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
This one is the best Spider-Man movie ever, and among the best of any in the history of superhero films.
Posted Jul 7, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017)
When 'Wonder Woman' is good, it is compellingly fun. But when the Amazonian warrior is shown for the 37th time in mid-air, slo-mo battle pose, it is a yawner.
Posted Jun 2, 2017
This second volume is pretty terrific, a must-see. It suffers a bit from being a sequel in that characters are already firmly defined. (The revelation of their personas was a plus in the previous film.)
Posted May 5, 2017
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Emotionally wrenching in many ways, 'The Zookeeper's Wife' succeeds as a fact-based a story of love and perseverance.
Posted Mar 31, 2017
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Stereotypical in many ways, 'Kong: Skull Island' is great fun to watch, thanks to a literate, savvy script, fine acting, and visuals that should please the most discriminating monster movie fan.
Posted Mar 10, 2017
Combining these two blade runners, working side by side, is a recipe for stunts, special effects, and big box office.
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Stylistic touches and new characters make 'Rogue One' seem fresh, which also invigorates the ongoing franchise.
Posted Dec 16, 2016
The joyful absurdities and frightful images peppering the self-described 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' are reason enough to see this fun flick.
Posted Nov 18, 2016
Besides being overlong and having a slapdash ending, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is a sensory treat.
Posted Sep 30, 2016
It is the totally engrossing in-flight sequence that dominates 'Sully.' Prepare your adrenaline.
Posted Sep 9, 2016
'Ben-Hur' looks less like a true movie spectacle, and more like the lackluster 'Christian produced' message movies released over the past decade. Like them, the acting, dialogue, cinematography and score are pedestrian at best.
Posted Aug 19, 2016
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
'Florence Foster Jenkins' is undoubtedly the best movie of 2016 so far, and seems out of place in-as usual-a summer of comic book superheroes.
Posted Aug 12, 2016
There are enough plot variations and new inclusions to satisfy diehard fans of the original franchise.
Posted Jul 15, 2016
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
In this 49th official Tarzan feature, Alexander Skarsgård ranks a tad above average....which is better than the overall film.
Posted Jul 1, 2016
The BFG (2016)
As director Steven Spielberg's second fantasy-adventure film, the other being 1991's mediocre 'Hook,' 'The BFG' turns out to be more satisfying but no classic.
Posted Jul 1, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
It all makes for a fantasy-fun, if not deafening, two hours and 24 minutes.
Posted May 27, 2016
The Jungle Book (2016)
The story has never been more captivating.
Posted Apr 15, 2016
After 2-1/2 hours of sitting through relentless CGI violent visuals and deafening sound effects, I was exhausted.
Posted Mar 25, 2016
Hail, Caesar! (2016)