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1MOVIE REVIEW: THE LAST FACE

Life is never easy even during the best of times, but when the lens zooms in on the African continent during the South Sudanese or Rwandan genocides, Ethopian famine, the West African Ebola crisis...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: LADY MACBETH

Despite the title, and a few suspicious deaths and machinations of intrigue and deceit, you will find no mention of Shakespeare in this visceral, yet austere, telling of LADY MACBETH as screenwriter...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

If you're a parent, or someone who's grown up from the elementary school aged to teen/tween years within the past 20 years, you've heard of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SNATCHED

It's been far too long since Goldie Hawn graced the silver screen which, in and of itself, makes SNATCHED a welcome addition to this weekend's movie-going. But add the direction of Jonathan Levine and...

 

2017 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL "MUST SEE FESTIVAL FILMS"

It's that time again! Time for the LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL. And what a festival 2017 should prove to be! Returning for the second year to its latest home base in the Heart of Screenland - Culver Cit...

 

1MOVIE REVIEW: THE HERO

Sam Elliott. The minute you hear the name an indelible image appears in your mind. The now silver moustache, the loose finger-ready hair, a tall lanky physique, the languid deep slightly graveled voic...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: ALIEN: COVENANT

proceed on their mission to Origae-6 or locate the source of the signal? Needless to say, they optto locate the signal and then, on discovering it is coming from a planet much closer to them than...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE PROMISE

For more than a century, much of the world has turned a blind eye to the events that transpired in 1914-1915 leading to the onset of the Ottoman Empire's systematic extermination of what would become...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is finally here - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The live-action version of the beloved 1991 Disney animated classic of the same name, the first animated feature...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: POWER RANGERS

So often we see beloved television shows and characters - many times from those fun Saturday mornings cartoons and foreign imports that had us glued to the television screen in our youth - move to...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2

Like the true legend that he has quickly become, JOHN WICK is back! Ready to allay our fears and be the lone voice of reason and revenge in a world gone crazy. While there's no holds barred...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: HIDDEN FIGURES

Written and directed by Theodore Melfi and co-written by Allison Schroeder, Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, HIDDEN FIGURES is a "must see" film for every American. This is...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN FABLE

A film eloquently crafted and visualized. A unique story structure. A visual style best described as painterly beauty with strong framing and use of color. A story seen through the eyes of an 11-year...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SING

As if the world isn't already drinking in enough Technicolored musical cheer with "La La Land", hot on its heels is an animated musical treat to make your Christmas or Hanukkah brighter than bright -...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MOANA

Disney’s heading back to the sea this Thanksgiving weekend with the beauteous animated feature, MOANA. Inspired by culture, legends and folklore of the Polynesians and Pacific Islanders and the...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Space Between Us

Mars. Long a dream of mankind (and especially Buzz Aldrin) is for man to go to Mars. Not just with land rovers and satellites sending images back to Earth, but to walk upon and colonize. NASA and othe...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: HACKSAW RIDGE

It's a box office bonanza at the movies this weekend with not just an eclectic slate of new releases, but award-worthy films, among them the film is without a doubt the best picture of the year....

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Founder

Super-sized ideas! Super-sized dreams! Ray Kroc was the epitome of both. Always a hard-working man of vision, nothing topped his greatest vision when he met with brothers Dick and Mac McDonald in San...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: A KIND OF MURDER

Long a fan of Patricia Highsmith's novels, it is always with much trepidation that I approach cinematic adaptations. Known for complexity, psychological intrigue, depth and richness to her works, tran...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: BLEED FOR THIS

A big year for boxing movies with Jonathan Jakubowicz's "Hands of Stone" with Edgar Ramirez as Roberto Duran and now writer/director Ben Younger's BLEED FOR THIS with Miles Teller handily playing the...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

It is rare to find a perfect match between filmmaker and material; rarer still to see that match made in heaven come to fruition with glorious result. But that is exactly what we have with Tim Burton...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: AMERICAN PASTORAL

It has long been a running banter between myself and Ewan McGregor as to when he would move from in front of the camera to behind the lens. His response has consistently been, "When I find the right...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY

Nice to know that should Clint Eastwood choose to continue directing, he has a future career with Lifetime movies as that is exactly what his latest big screen foray with SULLY is. That's not to say...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE

As if David MacKenzie's award-worthy "Hell or High Water" wasn't enough of a reason to celebrate cinema, and particularly the American western, Antoine Fuqua brings us the high octane stunning...

 

MOVIE REVIEW DOUBLE FEATURE: PRICELESS ● DESIERTO

There has been little attention in movies paid to the issue of sex trafficking, particularly the "human" aspect of it; 2007 gave us Kevin Kline in "Trade"; in 2008 we saw "Taken" where a father saves...

 

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