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Rampage

Rampage

There are two givens in Hollywood. The first is that any movie based on a video game is going to stink. Even with a hit like Read More

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a sound cinematic strategy executed with skill and plenty of style. No matter how rote the material, no matter Read More

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

As the song says, don’t call it a comeback. No, really. While it might seem that he stepped away from the blockbuster movie business he helped Read More

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson is the novelist of filmmaking. That may sound like an oxymoron, but hear us out. Unlike a standard mainstream movie, which telegraphs each emotion Read More

Downsizing

Downsizing

This has not been Matt Damon’s year. After the stumble that was The Great Wall, he added fuel to the #metoo fire by sounding like a Read More

The Post

The Post

Long before politicians started plotting against the First Amendment, arguing that their deeds are/were being misrepresented by a nasty “fake” news media with an antagonist agenda, Read More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Few remember back when George Lucas actually considered Star Wars a “director’s franchise.” Before going with names like Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand–not exactly household names–and Read More

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

When the story was first tackled way back in 1938, it won an Academy Award. It was two years after the source material was initially published, Read More

I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Looking out over today’s scandal every millisecond landscape, it’s hard to imagine a time, more than 20 years ago, where one story continuously dominated the news. Read More

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

Tommy Wiseau finally won. Some 14 years after coming up with the brilliant idea of featuring himself and his writing/directing/acting talents in a stand-alone tour de Read More

Wonder

Wonder

Don’t be fooled by the publicity–Wonder is not that kind of movie. What are we talking about? You know–the kind of feel good flick, the one Read More

Justice League

Justice League

So here’s the good news: Justice League is not an unmitigated disaster. Yes, it’s still a weak, wonky mess with laugh out loud lines (remember “Martha?”) Read More

The Star

The Star

Because The Bible needs more butt jokes. No, seriously. The makers of this new holiday movie have taken a page out of the Rankin-Bass book of Read More