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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)
The Coens have laced 'Hail, Caesar!' with enough visuals and double entendres that beg for multiple viewings to appreciate them all.
Posted Feb 5, 2016
Its bizarreness will grab from the get-go. Ready yourself for filmed eccentricity, ladies and gentlemen.
Posted Jan 22, 2016
The Revenant (2015)
Don't expect a passionate love story or even Leonardo batting a passing eye at some lady of the trail. This is a man's man movie.
Posted Jan 8, 2016
'Youth' is a handsomely photographed, well acted movie. It is also distant and uninvolving.
Posted Dec 25, 2015
Central to the story's theme are love, family and homesickness, ingredients perfectly blended and served by director John Crowley. What a truly lovely film.
Posted Nov 25, 2015
Bridge of Spies (2015)
What superb, must-see storytelling 'Bridge of Spies' certainly is.
Posted Oct 16, 2015
Black Mass (2015)
Depp's superb work here is a major turnaround in a career fallen to hats and Halloween costumes.
Posted Sep 18, 2015
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Calling this (lackluster) movie 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' is misleading. Naming it 'The Future Men from U.N.C.L.E.' is probably too cumbersome, but truthful.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
'Ant-Man' will appeal mostly to ant-people. Translated: children. Factor in fans of Paul Rudd and Marvel superheroes, and you could have a box office community picnic.
Posted Jul 17, 2015
Jurassic World (2015)
Fellow enthusiasts, prepare for a towering T-rex, calculating raptors, and much more. 'Jurassic World' is just what the pterodactyl ordered.
Posted Jun 12, 2015
True Story (2015)
As refreshing as it is not to see a comic book, slam-banger movie this close to summer releases, the talky 'True Story' could use some movement. Adapting it as a stage play seems more plausible.
Posted Apr 17, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
The second half of the movie becomes a loud, f-bombing cliché of excessive violence.
Posted Feb 13, 2015
Hollywoodized to the extent of depicting President Lyndon Johnson as an obstructionist to the African-American cause. Nonetheless, 'Selma' is compelling cinema.
Posted Jan 9, 2015
Most of all, 'Birdman' is a directorial triumph for Alejandro González Iñárritu, who also helped write the screenplay. (This is) a serious movie fan's movie.
Posted Oct 31, 2014
St. Vincent (2014)
'St. Vincent' is owned by its star, Bill Murray, from start to finish and extending into the closing crawl.
Posted Oct 24, 2014
The Judge (2014)
What a great ensemble cast led by the terrific Duvall, arguably the best motion picture actor of our time, who anchors the film.
Posted Oct 10, 2014
The Equalizer (2014)
Honestly, it is reminiscent of Bruce Banner becoming enraged and turning into The Hulk. Maybe the movie going public will be caught up in all the histrionics. I found it hilariously hokey.
Posted Sep 26, 2014
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)