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The Dead Don't Die (2019)
The slow pacing and a lack of wit and pith does in the proceedings.
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
Brittany's ups and downs are good medicine for anyone suffering from the human condition. It's a story with emotional resonance. And, a very good night at the movies.
Posted Sep 6, 2019
"Ma" is poorly written, but Spencer lifts it up by making her crazy lady character at least a little understandable.
Posted Sep 4, 2019
The images are attractive, but how about employing a subtle font to tell us where we are from time to time? Find out if Morgan Freeman is available for some quality narration. It worked for the penguins.
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
"Angel Has Fallen" and it can't get up.
Posted Aug 26, 2019
After the Wedding (2019)
"After the Wedding" is an intimate film about life, death and the decisions we make along the way. It's worth a look.
Posted Aug 23, 2019
Ready or Not (2019)
"Ready or Not" will likely gain a cult following. It's like Monty Python meets "The Most Dangerous Game."
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Good Boys (2019)
"Good Boys," a film about three sixth-graders awash in a nonstop stream of questionable and often profane behavior, raises an interesting question. How low should Hollywood go when producing a comedy propelled by sex, profanity and drug use?
Posted Aug 19, 2019
One Child Nation (2019)
"One Child Nation" tells a grim story in a mostly unflinching fashion. It literally gave me the chills at several points. And, it's staggering to think how many thousands of lives have been affected.
Posted Aug 17, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
The humor is rapid-fire and the animation is bright, crisp and colorful.
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The teen monster fest starts slow and drags throughout, failing to generate any sustained suspense.
Posted Aug 10, 2019
The Kitchen (2019)
Yet another film based on a comic book. It's no surprise that the biggest issue with "The Kitchen" is the unevenness of the story and its implausibility. The mission seems to be "let's get graphic" and "forget about making sense."
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Regrets, he has a few. That's certainly one of the takeaways from "David Crosby: Remember My Name," an excellent, revealing documentary about the prominent rock music legend of the 1970's.
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
"Happy Death Day 2U" is a fun little sequel that brings back nearly everyone from the original film, even the characters who died.
Posted May 20, 2019
The 2018 "Halloween" is a well-written and well-directed horror film.
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Kusama: Infinity (2018)
The work of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is frequently mind-blowing and this new film does a nice job of telling her story.
Posted Jan 15, 2019
The Car: Road to Revenge (2018)
What's missing in the direct-to-video sequel is a coherent story. And, a director who even knows what-the-heck is going on at any given time.
Posted Jan 13, 2019
Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995)
Not only does it bear the mark of the erratic filmmaking genius, Terry Gilliam. It gives fans of the sci-fi genre something to love: An intelligent film on time travel that begs a second viewing.
Posted Oct 26, 2018
The film undoubtedly was made in workmanlike fashion by the actors, artists and technicians. They gave their best with the material provided. It's just the material was sadly lacking.
Posted Sep 21, 2018
The Meg (2018)
"The Meg" is a fun way to spend 113 minutes, despite its many flaws. I give it a slight recommendation.
Posted Aug 31, 2018
On Chesil Beach (2018)
The film....fails its audience by not adequately demonstrating why the two central characters belonged to each other in the first place.
Posted Aug 15, 2018
Breaking In (2018)
The criminals are such predictable types that we know exactly how they'll interact with the victims and each other.
Posted Aug 7, 2018
An elite thriller with amazing action scenes, solid performances and even a dab of humanity.
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Death Wish (2018)
It's a perfectly fine revenge thriller. Nothing special. Just adequate.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Considering its production history and the fact that most "origin" films are inherently blasé, "Solo" acquits itself quite nicely. Maybe it doesn't add a great deal to the mythology, but for fans of the space western genre, it's solid entertainment.
Posted May 25, 2018
The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Kudos to Eastwood for good intentions, but stories, like trains, need a dependable surface. This train is running on jointed tracks.
Posted May 24, 2018
Dark Crimes (2018)
The biggest rap on "Dark Crimes" is the pacing. The cadence is mind-numbing.
Posted May 21, 2018
There are more than a couple of surprises in this very well written thriller.
Posted May 17, 2018
Phantom Thread (2018)
Day-Lewis is no stranger to playing the odd duck, and he dives wholeheartedly into giving us yet another fascinating character. "Phantom Thread" is a blend of excellent writing and satin performances.
Posted Apr 24, 2018
Big Fish & Begonia (2018)
"Big Fish & Begonia" is a marvelous piece of animation. Each scene is like a painting come to life. The story will touch your heart and no doubt the characters will delightfully make their temporary home there as well.
Posted Apr 19, 2018
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Everything about this film clicks from start to finish. The music, the choreography, the costumes and the performances are top-notch.
Posted Apr 18, 2018
Ready Player One (2018)
RPO is sort of Philip K. Dick-lite.
Posted Mar 29, 2018
Justice League (2017)
As you might imagine, it's the bonding between the super heroes, especially the light banter, that makes this film an upbeat and rather pleasant experience.
Posted Mar 14, 2018
The special effects are outstanding and the story is a throwback to the days when audiences were given only glimpses of the monster. Sometimes what you can't see or have difficulty seeing is much scarier than something in plain view.
Posted Feb 21, 2018
Corny, wildly misdirected and downright ridiculous. But, kinda of fun, too. Maybe you'll like it, maybe not.
Posted Feb 13, 2018
Happy Death Day (2017)
Knowing "Happy Death Day" is a "Groundhog Day" retread before seeing it is a positive. You might even enjoy this slasher film more than I did. I found it to be annoyingly unoriginal and tedious. Where's Bill Murray when you need him?
Posted Feb 7, 2018
In my younger days, I read every Stephen King novel and looked forward to the film adaptations. There's one major exception and that was "It." I've always had a thing about clowns. Clowns are evil. Period.
Posted Jan 31, 2018
The Snowman (2017)
Dreadfully difficult to sit through and ultra confusing.
Posted Jan 25, 2018
Argento is quoted as saying this wasn't his favorite film creation. Well, never mind that. I like Malden and Franciscus and it's fun watching them fight for justice in an Italian murder mystery.
Posted Jan 24, 2018
The Foreigner (2017)
Wildly outdated and unreasonably dense, "The Foreigner" is not my idea of a good time.
Posted Jan 23, 2018
Brad's Status (2017)
It's an effectively told narrative, well-paced and worthwhile.
Posted Jan 20, 2018
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Great casting makes a great comedy, and some brilliant strokes are served with the sports dramedy, "Battle of the Sexes."
Posted Jan 16, 2018
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Less political, but just as unintelligent as the film that went before.
Posted Jan 13, 2018
The Stolen (2017)
"The Stolen" is pretty much an all-around disaster. The story defies logic at every turn.
Posted Jan 11, 2018
American Made (2017)
The Barry Seal you see onscreen is the man Cruise wants you to see: a guy with limited skills and a lot of dumb luck. It's an energetic and convincing performance.
Posted Jan 4, 2018
No Solicitors (2018)
"No Solicitors" is the unfunniest horror comedy I've seen in many years.
Posted Jan 2, 2018
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
The survival aspects of this mountain adventure are less than satisfying.
Posted Jan 1, 2018
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
It's not chapter-and-verse what happened during Victoria's Golden Jubilee. But, as entertainment, it suffices quite nicely.
Posted Dec 19, 2017
First They Killed My Father (2017)
A powerful, personal story of how one Cambodian family was impacted by the bloody reign of the Khmer Rouge.
Posted Nov 10, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
My immediate wish was for a shorter, more exciting film.
Posted Nov 9, 2017