“You Were Never Really Here” sticks around. Though its impact isn’t quite the blunt force trauma delivered by its hammer-wielding hero, it’s the lighter touches that make this movie something memorable.Read more "‘You Were Never Really Here’"
“A Quiet Place” has quite the foreign policy for its foreign invaders: “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.”Read more "‘A Quiet Place’"
In selecting Steven Spielberg to adapt the so-called “Holy Grail of Pop Culture,” Warner Bros. Pictures “chose…poorly.”Read more "‘Ready Player One’ Review"
A James Bond tournament? Like March Madness? “You must be joking.” I never joke about my Magic Word, 007. Indeed, given today’s encouraging news that Danny Boyle will “return” to direct Her Majesty’s favorite Double-O, coupled with this month’s classic competition, I decided to see which films could last the longest in this Scaramanga-style showdown: […]Read more "The Bond Bracket"
“Annihilation” doesn’t happen all that often. Part drama, part horror, director Alex Garland achieves the difficult deed of making the sci-fi smart and the scares unsettling, all amid the backdrop of a wonderfully beautiful, shimmer-laden swamp. It’s disturbingly gripping. And malignantly memorable.Read more "‘Annihilation’ Review"
For a movie to elicit emotion is not easy. Think about it. Movies can pull you in and keep your interest, but how often do they really make you laugh, gasp, smile, or cry?
The best manage one or some of those responses. “Lady Bird” captures them all, nestled under her colorfully soft yet strikingly powerful wings.Read more "‘Lady Bird’ Review"
“The Shape of Water” has plenty: the pace of a steady stream, pieces as cold as ice, and a story that builds to a boiling point. It’s also a bit shallow.Read more "‘The Shape of Water’ Review"