ReelBob: ‘Final Portrait’ ★★★★

By Bob Bloom Stanley Tucci has an affinity for artists — whether they be in a kitchen, as in his “Big Night,” or in a workshop-studio, the main locale of his latest project, “Final Portrait.” The premise is simple, yet fraught with obstacles, as Tucci tells the story of the offbeat friendship between American writer […]


This spare, bleak but beautiful film from Hungary shows us how the lines between aggressor, victim and bystander blur in wartime.

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer stars in a variation on the old body switcheroo comedy, playing a frumpy girl who thinks she's suddenly become the most beautiful woman in the world.

Lean on Pete

“Lean on Pete” is the wrenching story of a young man yearning for the simplest thing: to be loved and wanted, and return the same.

You Were Never Really Here

Star Joaquin Phoenix and filmmaker Lynne Ramsay give us a spare, haunting film that asks if brutal acts can make for a good man.


"Rampage" is exactly the kind of stupidly fun blockbuster you'd want it to be.

ReelBob: ‘Foxtrot’ ★★★★

A pall of regret and recrimination hangs over “Foxtrot” like a soupy London fog. This Israeli import, written and directed by Samuel Maoz, is weighted down by grief and tragedy, as it delves into the uncertainties and ironies of life in modern-day Israel for military personnel and civilians alike. The movie opens with Michael and […]

Truth or Dare

Just don't bother with this movie. It's not scary—it IS kinda funny, but not enough to make it worth the ticket, time, or gas to the theater.