Churchill - Movie Review

Churchill - Movie ReviewBoy, does Brian Cox ever ham it up in the wartime bio-drama Churchill! For that matter, so does everyone else involved, from director Jonathan Teplitzky, who is never able to put the brakes on Cox’s Shakespeareian histrionics, to first-time screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann, whose  ...

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The Survivalist (2017) - Movie Review

The Survivalist - Movie ReviewIt begins with a line graph.  Close-up.  In your face.  Two lines snaking their way up, up, up into the far reaches of the black space.  The red graph tracks the climbing human population and the oil production is in blue.  And then the blue line drops.  Dramatically.  Not too  ...

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Wonder Woman - Movie Review

Wonder Woman - Movie ReviewWell, that’s more like it. Warner Bros. entry into a shared universe of super heroes on film has been a lot more miss than hit. I, admittedly a lifelong DC Comics’ reader, have grown tired of the comparisons made between Marvel’s output and everyone else’s ...

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Baywatch - Movie Review

Baywatch - Movie ReviewBaywatch director Seth Gordon and his team of six(!) screenwriters had only two possible routes to take with their high-profile big screen adaptation of the hit ‘90s TV show: serious, or wink-wink ...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Movie ReviewThe magic in the kingdom is still there, mateys. Yo ho! Directed by Norwegians Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) and written by Jeff Nathanson, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales moves swiftly, energized by the new blood involved in the project. ...

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Alien: Covenant - Movie Review

Alien: Covenant - Movie ReviewThough it took nearly 40 years, the Alien franchise has come full circle with the release of the latest chapter in the saga, Alien: Covenant, a film which picks up some ten years after 2014’s Prometheus and acts as a direct prequel to 1979’s original. That’s right, four decades after ...

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The Wall - Movie Review

The Wall - Movie ReviewA wall. A divider used for shelter, protection, or privacy. A barrier that separates good from evil, life from death, and secrets from the known. It’s a metaphor director Doug Liman uses to great effect in The Wall, a film that takes place in late 2007 during the waning months of the ...

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A Dark Song - Movie Review

A Dark Song - Movie ReviewHow far would you go to break on through to the other side?  That answer probably depends upon the situation and the person.  All of which makes soaking in the sounds of A Dark Song so incredibly rewarding.  It is easily on par with The Witch when it comes to mood ...

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The Dinner - Movie Review

The Dinner (2017) - Movie ReviewAs parents, it is our job to protect our children at all costs, right? How far would your “Mama Bear” instinct take you in safeguarding your child’s well-being? Before you answer, you must watch The Dinner. What you witness in Oren Moverman’s adaptation of the best-selling ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Movie Review…in which writer/director James Gunn (Slithers) invites us to dance right alongside him to the deep cuts of the 1970s that he has playing on the turntable in his head AND heart.  Can I get an amen!  Our lovable ragtag gang of spaced invaders is back! ...

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