Posts Tagged ‘movie review’
Eddie the Eagle - featured

Eddie the Eagle

A seemingly standard-issue sports underdog story with some quietly urgent things to say about bullying.
The Good Dinosaur - featured

The Good Dinosaur

For my money the best animated film of 2015, which richly deserves a second chance on video.

Risen - featured


A different and earnest take on the Biblical saga that imagines how the resurrection of Jesus might have played out in the moment.
The Lady in the Van - featured

The Lady in the Van

A cozy little movie, a bracing mix of sweet sentiment and acerbic confrontation that reminds us life is what happens when we're looking the other way.

Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next

Filmmaker Michael Moore visits countries where problems that still plague the United States seemingly have been solved.
How to Be Single - featured

How to Be Single

A weird, tiresome mashup of "The Hangover" and "Love, Actually" that wants to have its raunch and its tender moments, too.

Son of Saul - featured

Son of Saul

An unspeakably powerful story of the Holocaust, not about striving for life but choosing the path of one's own unmaking.
Spectre Featured


An entirely watchable Bond; parts are even thrilling. But there's something missing here, a vital essence that seems to have drained away.

The Bennet sisters turn badass in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," a 2016 Sony release adapted from the book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Two great tastes that may not taste great together per se. But the flavor is so novel and irresistible you won't mind taking down an entire box just this once.
45 Years - featured

45 Years

An unsettling portrait of a long marriage slowly unraveling after secrets are unearthed and buried hurts bubble to the surface.

Hail Caesar - featured

Hail, Caesar!

A schizophrenic send-up of old Hollywood without much narrative semblance, "Hail, Caesar!" is more evidence the Coens forgot how to be funny.
Kung Fu Panda 3 - featured

Kung Fu Panda 3

One of those rare animated flicks intended for kids but with enough cleverness and little flourishes to keep the adults engaged, too.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

A drama based on a famed rescue from the annals of the Coast Guard that is pedestrian and formulaic in its presentation.
Stutterer - featured

2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films — Live Action

Reviews of all five Oscar-nominated short film for live action: "Shok," "Ave Maria," "Stutterer," "Day One" and "Alles Wird Gut (Everything Will Be OK)."