Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
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It's worth watching, but Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics ends up being only half-baked.
Posted May 28, 2020
How to Build a Girl (2020)
It did not come across as a tender look back at a youthful time; it just came across as naive - not a naive character but a naive film.
Posted May 22, 2020
All told, Extraction is a reasonably entertaining, extreme action flick, although you can tell it is more cheaply made than a big-screen movie.
Posted May 13, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020)
It's short, it's funny, Hugh Grant is in it and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Blinded by the Light (2019)
Occasionally blinded by its own big heart but is still sweet and affecting.
Posted Apr 16, 2020
Knives Out (2019)
With a perfectly calibrated tone that goes over the top and enjoys every minute, this witty, twisty comedy was vibrant yet macabre and, most importantly, totally engrossing.
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Posted Apr 2, 2020
Emma is a faithful adaptation with sharp teeth and, above all, it is absolutely hilarious.
Posted Apr 2, 2020
So, you can weep gentle tears as you, exhorted by Hanks, think of the ones you love and of Hanks himself. Since we are all sitting tight in our own neighborhoods right now, this is a beautiful way to spend a day.
Posted Mar 26, 2020
Wild Nights with Emily (2019)
This Dickinson is savvy, joyful, loving and, perhaps most surprisingly, portrayed to perfection by Shannon.
Posted Mar 12, 2020
The Aeronauts (2019)
A movie about the origins of meteorology might sound too niche, but the adventure of two interesting and compassionate friends high in the clouds is universally fascinating, truly suspenseful and visually stunning.
Posted Mar 4, 2020
Honey Boy (2019)
LaBeouf showed amazing restraint in letting someone else direct it, and the result is an interesting looking, but sometimes hard to watch, coming-of-age tale.
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019)
It is bracing, audacious, jarring, challenging and exciting, a devastating social satire realized with precision and intelligence in every perfectly constructed frame.
Posted Feb 19, 2020
The Report (2019)
A gripping procedural drama that is also a love letter to paperwork.
Posted Feb 5, 2020
As a biopic, it is not extraordinary and it verges on cheesy more than once, but watch it to see what all the fuss over Zellweger is about.
Posted Jan 30, 2020
Marriage Story (2019)
It was great; it was interesting, funny and emotional, but it didn't demand to be seen.
Posted Jan 22, 2020
Little Women (2019)
With a few wonderfully clever touches, this beautiful film honors not just the story itself, but the act of reading and loving it.
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Goldfinch (2019)
If you are one of the many people who read the novel by Donna Tartt, however, this maligned, handsome film is more than worth watching.
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
The film's ending is satisfying and meaningful, but to keep some of the other characters intact would not have made Bernadette just look better, it would have made the film look better.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
The Kitchen (2019)
This story about three mob wives taking the reins after their husbands are imprisoned is uneven, at best.
Posted Dec 11, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
You have to be made out of stone to be unmoved by The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Posted Dec 4, 2019
An absolutely beautiful hand-drawn cartoon about Santa's origins.
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Let It Snow (2019)
I love Shipka and it has Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) from Descendants in it, which you will find exciting if you are, as I mentioned, a teen or tween.
Posted Nov 26, 2019
This entry is the most colorful and traditionally jolly of the newcomers and as such, pretty silly.
Posted Nov 26, 2019
The Farewell (2019)
An extraordinarily gentle drama that is thought-provoking in the nicest, most pleasant way.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
High Life (2019)
It's very disturbing, but utterly compelling.
Posted Nov 13, 2019
"Booksmart" is a genuinely moving story as well.
Posted Nov 6, 2019
The vibe of Danny Boyle's Yesterday is so delightful and infectious that, for most of the film, all the troubles with the plot seem so far away.
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Long Shot (2019)
It's not a new Valentine's Day classic perhaps, but there are enough warm, fuzzy feelings, along with many laughs, to qualify for date night.
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Ladies in Black (2018)
Ladies in Black fits the bill, beautifully.
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Beach Bum (2019)
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
As a satirical statement on consumerism, the film never earns its political jabs either.
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Late Night (2019)
With her sharp suits and even sharper tongue, Thompson's character is a far cry from her many dignified roles in tasteful period pieces, and it's thrilling to see a woman character like this.
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
The costumes are utterly sumptuous and the period details are convincing, but to really see and understand the emotions governing those who govern others is what makes this film so remarkable.
Posted Sep 11, 2019
All Is True (2019)
While the themes might be hammered home too much at times, they are still compelling and interesting, and hammered home by some incredible actors, decked out in gorgeous costumes and more wigs than an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Missing Link (2019)
If you have been spoiled by the richness of their earlier films, Missing Link is a bit disappointing, but if you want a beautifully crafted, intelligent adventure for kids, this is still that. It will be interesting to see where Laika goes from here.
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Teen Spirit (2019)
There is more to it than meets the eye.
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Bad in a special way.
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Wine Country (2019)
A disappointment like this from so much potential is more than just lame, it's a crying shame.
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2019)
This is a long, weird movie, startlingly explicit at times, but oddly, and I do mean oddly, affecting.
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019)
I call this movie unnecessary because the first three films told such a complete story, and this functions more as a "Where are they now?" follow-up. As such, however, it is wonderful.
Posted Jul 10, 2019
It is utterly beautiful, endlessly inventive and borderline unwatchable. There could not be a more poetic union of filmmaker and subject.
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Somehow this film straddles realism and absurdity and manages to be emotional.
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2019)
There is plenty to admire in the sedate but moving biopic.
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Support the Girls (2018)
An unusually subtle story of would-be women's liberation, that could have gone so many other ways, but always lands in reality and pitch-perfect performances.
Posted Jun 12, 2019
It was so cheesy, but I guess sometimes you just find yourself in the mood for cheese.
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Her Smell (2019)
Title notwithstanding, this is an incredible film, viscerally unpleasant at times, but riveting throughout.
Posted May 30, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
It's a sweet, funny adventure story that is a total anomaly in today's children's entertainment landscape.
Posted May 22, 2019
Destination Wedding (2018)
It is clunky, sophomoric, unconvincing, obvious, painful and dreadful and our erstwhile film stars gave this word vomit the delivery it deserved. Which is to say, terrible.
Posted May 16, 2019
Beautiful Boy (2018)