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Rating Title/Year Author
A- The Midnight Sky (2020) Steve Crum Clooney, as well as the entire Aether crew, make the implausible plausible. That is a credit to their acting. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2021
A- Palm Springs (2020) Steve Crum The cleverness of Max Barbakow's direction blended with the originality of Andy Siara's screenplay result in a fast-paced, extremely diverting 90 minutes. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
A- First Cow (2019) Steve Crum 'First Cow' both begins and ends with a mystery. That might frustrate some viewers, but it works pretty beautifully. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
B On the Rocks (2020) Steve Crum It turns out that there isn't really too much to the story, but Murray's eccentric, charismatic presence sells it. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
A News of the World (2020) Steve Crum Like the news presented by Kidd, 'News of the World' grabs us with irony, drama, and humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
A The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Steve Crum Crackling dialogue and courtroom drama...both tense and shockingly funny. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
A Dads (2019) Steve Crum A joyful, tearful, happy discovery of the re-defining of fatherhood. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
B Greyhound (2020) Steve Crum Running a tight 91 minutes, "Greyhound" is a tense, nearly non-stop actioner. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
A- The Call of the Wild (2020) Steve Crum A very good action-adventure film based upon Jack London's endearing 1903 novel. Although its PG rating is based upon some violence and peril depicted, the film is ultra suitable for family audiences. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
A 1917 (2019) Steve Crum Among THE best movies set during WWI ever produced. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
B Just Mercy (2019) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
B Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Steve Crum Lacks the outright fun and originality of the previous episodes, but it achieves its goal of providing big scale closure. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
A Ford v Ferrari (2019) Steve Crum Pistons and torques aside, 'FvF' is really about friendship, love, trust, and risk. It is a balancing act superbly orchestrated. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
C+ Harriet (2019) Steve Crum The film looks and feels more like a well done History Channel reenactment. The facts are solid, but the emotional impact is lacking. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
A- Judy (2019) Steve Crum Zellweger captures Judy Garland's person and-surprisingly-her voice and performance demeanor. She is enough like Judy to convince this longtime Garland fan. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
B- Ad Astra (2019) Steve Crum The mundane aspects of space travel are definitely shown, but thankfully broken with some action- space monkeys and moon pirates included. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Steve Crum A doozy of a story packed with visual surrealism and clever plot surprises. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
C A Dog's Journey (2019) Steve Crum A scattershot story line, covering many years and leaving plot holes and unanswered questions. Coincidences abound to the point of ridiculousness. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
A- Gloria Bell (2018) Steve Crum Julianne Moore's extraordinary performance convinces us that Gloria will not only survive, but conquer. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
B+ Us (2019) Steve Crum 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.) EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
C+ Captain Marvel (2019) Steve Crum The fun of 'Captain Marvel' is not so much Danvers/Marvel, but her pal Nick Fury, portrayed by the ubiquitous Samuel L. Jackson. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
A Stan & Ollie (2018) Steve Crum To play upon Mr. Hardy's catchphrase, 'Stan & Ollie' is quite the opposite of a mess The Boys have gotten us into. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
B+ On the Basis of Sex (2018) Steve Crum A fascinating, well crafted, accurate bio-drama about the early life-personal and professional-of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
B+ Vice (2018) Steve Crum Bale's transformation is incredibly uncanny and stunning. This is far from an Alec Baldwin burlesque of Donald Trump-funny as that is. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
B+ Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Steve Crum Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are practically and perfectly cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
A A Star Is Born (2018) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
B- The Little Stranger (2018) Steve Crum Low on the creepazoid meter, but it tingled a couple of nerves along my spine. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
A- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
B+ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
B Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Steve Crum ...A fun and exciting, though imperfect, addition to the Star Wars array. 'Solo' is well worth seeing, particularly for fans. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
A Tully (2018) Steve Crum Charlize Theron's nothing short of brilliant, and certainly Oscar worthy. Adding Diablo Cody's screenplay and Jason Reitman's direction equals a trifecta supreme. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B- Rampage (2018) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2018
B Ready Player One (2018) Steve Crum Gamers will get a kick out of this nearly non-stop racing movie loaded with familiar pop culture images. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
C+ Black Panther (2018) Steve Crum I had hoped for so much more than what was delivered. The loyal fan base will no doubt think otherwise. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
A- The Post (2017) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2018
A- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Steve Crum Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has truly delivered the galaxy goods on this event-the second installment of the sequel trilogy. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
B- Wonder Wheel (2017) Steve Crum Though contrived, 'Wonder Wheel' has stunning color and Kate Winslet as pluses. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2017
B- The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Steve Crum Compelling? Well, so-so. A unique take on the familiar Charles Dickens tale, 'A Christmas Carol'? Definitely. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2017
B Only the Brave (2017) Steve Crum Two factors elevating 'Only the Brave' above the norm are the film's location photography and realistic forest fire sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
A- Dunkirk (2017) Steve Crum Important to the film's success is Hans Zimmer's unique score, which becomes a living entity unto itself due to pulsating sounds. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2017
A Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Steve Crum This one is the best Spider-Man movie ever, and among the best of any in the history of superhero films. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2017
B Wonder Woman (2017) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
B+ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Steve Crum 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.) EDIT
Posted May 5, 2017
B The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Steve Crum Emotionally wrenching in many ways, 'The Zookeeper's Wife' succeeds as a fact-based a story of love and perseverance. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2017
B+ Kong: Skull Island (2017) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2017
B Logan (2017) Steve Crum Combining these two blade runners, working side by side, is a recipe for stunts, special effects, and big box office. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
A- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Steve Crum Stylistic touches and new characters make 'Rogue One' seem fresh, which also invigorates the ongoing franchise. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2016
B Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Steve Crum 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2016
B Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Steve Crum Besides being overlong and having a slapdash ending, 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is a sensory treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2016
A Sully (2016) Steve Crum It is the totally engrossing in-flight sequence that dominates 'Sully.' Prepare your adrenaline. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2016