Posts Tagged ‘movie review’
Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin) holds on for dear life in "Everest," an adventure drama from Universal Pictures based on actual events and directed by Baltasar Kormakur.

ReelBob: Everest

"Everest" is visually and technically impressive, but too many characters clutter the drama, making the story impersonal.
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ReelBob: ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyalaman's newest feature shows promise, but its mixture of horror and comedy do not mesh well at times.

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The Visit

M. Night Shyamalan returns to his mystery/thriller roots with some measure of success.
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Jimmy’s Hall

A moving story about Irish injustice, with the communists cast as the good guys and the clergy and landed gentry as the heavies.

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Though it contains little revelatory information for anyone who's followed Steve Jobs, this new documentary offers an engaging, sober look at the Apple giant.
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No Escape

"No Escape" is a clumsy but effective thriller that treats its Asian antagonists as faceless, disposable bogeymen.

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Mistress America

The second collaboration between star/writer Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach is an exponentially more mature and revealing look at young womanhood.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

ReelBob: ‘American Ultra’ fails to capitalize on premise

By Bob Bloom “American Ultra” is propelled by a single premise that expends itself rather quickly. The movie is a simplistic, cartoonish yet violent feature about a young stoner, Mike Howell, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who, unbeknownst even to himself, is a highly trained CIA agent with multiple and deadly skills. The attraction, of course, […]