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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: 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: 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: 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...

 
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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: Arrival

Perhaps more appropriate for opening this week than was ever thought when planning film release schedules is Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL. Written by Eric Heisserer based on the award-winning sci-fi novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang,...

 

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...

 

MOVIE REVIEW:THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE ● NO ASYLUM: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF ANNE FRANK'S STORY

It's a look into history this week with the narrative feature THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE available on Netflix and, NO ASYLUM: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF ANNE FRANK'S STORY, now on various digital and VOD...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SNOWDEN

We all know the name Edward Snowden. A former CIA employee and contractor to various U.S. government agencies and its sub-contractors, Snowden turned the world upside down in May 2013 when he leaked...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: STORKS

In a day and age where kids are losing the innocence of childhood and the idea of myth, fantasy, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Mother Goose and storks at frighteningly early ages, it's refreshing to...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: The Light Between Oceans

There is more than light between oceans in this latest film from writer/director Derek Cianfrance. There are tears, lots and lots of tears, and the tidal swirling of emotions both on screen and in...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: BAD MOMS

Holy mother of God! You won't believe your eyes and ears when you watch BAD MOMS! It's moms-behaving-badly in this raunchy, riotous ridiculum of side-splitting hilarity. And although not a perfect...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: HANDS OF STONE

For everyone who has already seen "Hell or High Water", you know the Oscar race has begun thanks to an award-worthy performance by Jeff Bridges, a powerhouse script from Tayler Sheridan and stunning c...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: BEN-HUR

Let's just cut to the chase. BEN-HUR is masterful! A spectacle worthy of Cecil B. DeMille but with a story that is more grounded and layered with softer, nuanced, more human emotional performances...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Tallulah

A quiet little gem from "Orange Is The New Black" writer/producer Sian Heder expands wider in theatres this week - TALLULAH. Heder, who not only writes TALLULAH, makes her feature directorial debut,...

 

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