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The High Note (2020)
A tighter plot, less clichéd dialogue, a less predictable outcome, more effective comedy and less superficiality (or more drama and fewer flat attempts at humor), would've helped lift this film to reach its highest notes.
Posted May 29, 2020
Apollo 13 (1995)
Dust off your DVD/Blu-ray or stream Apollo 13 to watch a master craftsman, his players, and crew coalesce to provide one helluva of a ride.
Posted May 24, 2020
Shoot to Marry (2020)
Watch Shoot to Marry and see this vulnerable fellow discover his better self.
Posted May 17, 2020
Watch a master filmmaker [Ang Lee] hone his craft.
Posted May 9, 2020
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
See Jumanji: The Next Level for an escapist ride into a tame fantasy.
Posted May 4, 2020
What worked for Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Broadway cast/crew only transcribes to the screen half the time.
Posted Apr 26, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
JoJo Rabbit doesn't work as a satire because no matter how much time has passed, the tragedy continues to overwhelm the ridiculous.
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Logan Lucky (2017)
Logan Lucky blends humor as well as excitement, sans the edginess you may expect in a Soderbergh picture.
Posted Mar 27, 2020
Love & Friendship (2016)
Writer Whit Stillman's staccato dialogue (from his adapted screenplay), performed by what only could be described as a cast of character actors who used their brilliant instruments to elicit laughter and surprise from the viewer, is music to the ears.
Posted Mar 21, 2020
The Way Back (2020)
Affleck steals your heart; he immerses himself in the role as if the part were written for him
Posted Mar 7, 2020
In this new look at the Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2020), Director Matthew Taylor has assembled an impressive array of international art historians/scholars to illustrate Duchamp's evolution.
Posted Mar 4, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020)
The plot has more holes than a brimming pin cushion.
Posted Feb 29, 2020
In Sciamma's hands, the camera savors each scene like a moving still-life.
Posted Feb 21, 2020
For those searching for an alternative to the congestion of bullet-ridden, maniacal movies released the last few months or the limited selection of offerings during the winter doldrums, Downhill doesn't waste your time.
Posted Feb 15, 2020
Birds of Prey make mincemeat of anyone in their way.
Posted Feb 8, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020)
For his latest venture, The Gentlemen (2020), Ritchie has taken a fresh approach to a clichéd set-up: the gangster/moll/henchmen scenario.
Posted Jan 28, 2020
The Song of Names (2019)
The Song of Names tests the meaning of friendship and loyalty. More so, it examines the power of remembrance.
Posted Jan 19, 2020
Just Mercy (2020)
Cretton and his team have created a [powerful] sensory experience for the viewer.
Posted Jan 12, 2020
In the end, 1917 removes the gloss, maintains its heart; brings the audience even closer to being caught in the chaos.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Little Women (2019)
Gerwig needs a proving ground that doesn't depend on lessening a classic in order to get attention.
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Embodied by a brilliant Charlize Theron, whose uncanny resemblance to Kelly immediately establishes authenticity, the veteran anchor explains in an objective voice that to work at Fox means to accept the quid pro quo.
Posted Dec 21, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker often touches the childlike innocence lost amongst cynical adults.
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Dark Waters (2019)
Like a good lawyer, Dark Waters builds its case layer by layer.
Posted Dec 7, 2019
Marriage Story (2019)
What [Baumbach] weaves-interlacing viewpoints through Charlies and Nichole's eyes-becomes more than a simply designed fabric; it morphs into an intricate pattern with each character providing an essential thread.
Posted Nov 30, 2019
Knives Out (2019)
[Marta] has the unenviable quirk of revealing a lie via projectile vomiting. A device used far too often, across genres, in movies these days.
Posted Nov 28, 2019
QT8: The First Eight (2019)
Reality to [Tarantino] appears on paper as he visualizes a story, writes dialogue; maps each scene in his head then comes to the set fully prepared.
Posted Nov 25, 2019
The Fare (2019)
Well-written; intriguing The Fare warrants your attention.
Posted Nov 23, 2019
The Report (2019)
The Report ... leaves you wanting to learn more. A good reason to see any movie. In this case, a patriotic imperative.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Good Liar (2019)
Thankfully, for the first time, these two acting phenoms have decided to unite and enthrall the audience with their seamless craft.
Posted Nov 17, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Ford v. Ferrari hits the mark as being one of the best movies in its genre in decades.
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Human connections, heartbreaks drive Doctor Sleep.
Posted Nov 8, 2019
However, as the plot unfolds, we can't help feeling that the character has many facets left unexplored.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
But the odds have been stacked against box office success for this movie from the onset.
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Five years later, Norwegian director Joachim Rønning has managed to make what potentially could've been an imaginative idea even more of a debacle than the original.
Posted Oct 19, 2019
Director Midge Costin (remember her around Oscar time) has managed to take an often overlooked aspect of cinema by today's visually-oriented moviegoers, and elevate it to stardom
Posted Oct 13, 2019
The Addams Family (2019)
That's the lesson when watching The Addams Family: nostalgia will help potential audiences to appreciate Charles Addams' original intent.
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Moviegoers may have had their fill of biopics about entertainers recently-Bohemian Rhapsody; Rocketman. They must find room in their stomachs for one more, Judy (2019).
Posted Oct 5, 2019
Game Day (2019)
If for any other reasons than to watch some fine acting, tidbits of humor; moments of touching melodrama, Game Day merits viewing.
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019)
Downton Abbey, a delicate, pastry will satisfy your taste buds yet may leave you unfulfilled.
Posted Sep 13, 2019
It Chapter Two (2019)
...See It Chapter Two to fill your time.
Posted Sep 7, 2019
No more powerful an argument can be made for perceiving that initial impressions can be deceiving.
Posted Sep 1, 2019
Bored in the U.S.A. (2019)
I would recommend watching Bored in the U.S.A. (if you can get past the title) to see how an up-and-coming director,with a visual palette, has a future.
Posted Aug 24, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Few playing this role could grasp her starts and stops, sometimes manic quirkiness other than Cate Blanchett
Posted Aug 17, 2019
Awake (2019) releases its grip very early in the narrative.
Posted Aug 10, 2019
Jay Craven's Wetware proves he has the bona fides to be recognized as a commercially-viable filmmaker with gravitas.
Posted Aug 6, 2019
In his new, irreverent; often humorous film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), [Tarantino] restrains his excessive nature to produce a story for the ages.
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Echo In the Canyon (2019)
And those talents featured in this look-back, will have you tapping your toes, laughing, beaming, and savoring music that never grows old.
Posted Jul 21, 2019
The Lion King (2019)
Few will dispute the stunning beauty of this film: the visuals will thrill scene-by-scene.
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
The newest installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, thankfully, has found the correct footing.
Posted Jul 2, 2019