Posts Tagged ‘video review’
Son of Saul - featured

Son of Saul

A deserved Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, “Son of Saul” takes a very innovative approach in telling a familiar and heartbreaking tale.

The Revenant

It’s a grim existential journey worth the investment of 2½ hours of your time.

Star Wars The Force Awakens - featured

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The seventh installment of the space saga has all the thrills to soothe fans' hearts. But it could have stood to be more ambitious.
Samuel L. Jackson stars in "The Hateful Eight," a 2015 Weinstein Company release and the latest from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked waltz through Western tropes makes for one of his most entertaining feature films.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

Big-budget screen adaptations should raise the stakes the further they go on. But "The Hunger Games" limps to a needlessly drawn-out finale.
The Big Short - featured

The Big Short

After a late strong bid for the Best Picture Oscar, I'm hoping more people will give "The Big Short" a chance on video. Smart, angry, incredibly funny.

The Peanuts Movie - featured

The Peanuts Movie

More Charlie Brown's Greatest Hits than anything, but "The Peanuts Movie" manages to capture the sweet-and-sour essence of Charles Schulz' beloved comic strip.
Legend - featured


Tom Hardy shines as 1960s London mobster twins. The film tries a little too hard to be "the British 'Goodfellas,' " but if that's the worst thing you can say...