The Dark Tower - Movie Review

The Dark Tower - Movie ReviewGod bless those who’ve waited patiently since the announcement of The Dark Tower’s big screen adaptation. You deserve a medal. The project has been gestating in one form or another for the last decade or so, and after numerous fits, starts, vicious rumors, crew changes, and  ...

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Hounds of Love - Movie Review

Hounds of Love - Movie ReviewHorrifying.  Absolutely fucking horrifying.  And bloody, damn brilliant, too.  If the title, Hounds of Love, makes you think you are in for a romantic comedy then stop.   Breathe deeply.  This tale of kidnapping and torture is the furthest thing from a rom-com and, since there is a  ...

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Girls Trip - Movie Review

Girls Trip - Movie ReviewDirector Malcolm D. Lee – cousin to Spike Lee – turns the friends-behaving-badly genre on its head with Girls Trip, a riotously funny celebration of woman, friendship, and loyalty that follows the debaucherous antics of four college friends reunited for a girls trip to New ...

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Dunkirk - Movie Review

Dunkirk - Movie ReviewBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during a speech to the House of Commons in June of 1940 in the opening months of World War II, famously said, “Our policy is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us.” ...

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Movie Review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Movie ReviewWhile director Luc Besson is often times all about the flash and dazzle of the movies, it wasn’t always that way.  Think of 1988’s The Big Blue or Léon: The Professional from 1994.  He’s kind of been all over the genre scene and usually – in spite of the critical condemnation ...

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War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes - Movie ReviewHello, Oscars!  Allow me to introduce you to your first 2017 contender for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the next Academy Awards.   War for the Planet of the Apes is THAT good ...

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The Big Sick - Movie Review

The Big Sick - Movie ReviewReligion, family, politics, culture, life-threatening illness, forbidden romance (and so many other things) get the once-over in comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick, his real-life story that is as heart-breaking as it is funny, and preposterous as it is authentic. Were it not  ...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming - Movie Review

Spider-man: Homecoming - Movie Review“Face it, Tiger.  You just hit the jackpot.”  It’s the line Mary Jane says to Peter Parker when, in the comic book, he first sets eyes on her.  It’s sort of how I feel after watching this movie.  We. Just. Hit. The. Jackpot. om Holland is the full package.  He is both Peter Parker and Spider-Man ...

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Baby Driver - Movie Review

Baby Driver - Movie ReviewNever before have the loves of speed and killer tunes come together so magically as they do in filmmaker Edgar Wright’s latest, a genre-crossing masterpiece with music on the brain and burnt rubber in its soul. It’s called Baby Driver and it’s a mob movie. It’s also a heist movie ...

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Okja (2017) - Movie Review

Okja - Movie ReviewWant to see something beautiful?  Inspiring?  Want to also bawl your eyes out until they turn permanently red and you become vegetarian?  Okja is the movie for you.  I’ve just seen it and I can’t really talk.  The lump in the throat is too big.  I shouldn’t even be typing at the keyboard ...

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