“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"
In a 2017 interview with Howard Stern, Tommy Wiseau revealed he’s Catholic. Fitting, in that the actor-director behind the supposed “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is proof, as Father Henri J.M. Nouwen often advised, that you can find joy even in the worst of situations.
That’s “The Disaster Artist.”Read more "‘The Disaster Artist’ Review"
Robert Pattinson is in two of them. What can I say, other than 2017 was full of pleasant surprises?Read more "The Magic Word’s Top 10 of 2017"
“Bright” is not very bright. Part crime drama, part magical fantasy, the concept is ridiculously dumb. The movie, however, is fun, fresh, and surprisingly arresting.Read more "‘Bright’ Review"
It’s official: “Star Wars” is milking it.
There’s a scene in “The Last Jedi” emblematic of Disney’s directorial influence—toward unserious, self-referential mockery that panders to the poorest of tastes—and director Rian Johnson’s admonishment of nerd-like nostalgia.Read more "‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review"
“Logan Lucky” is the poor man’s “Ocean’s Eleven.” Viva Las Vegas is replaced with the Charlotte Motor Speedway, George Clooney with Channing Tatum, and great with good enough.Read more "‘Logan Lucky’ Review"
There are three types of Christmas movies: traditional ones, Uncle Frank’s (which “if Uncle Frank says no, then it must be really bad”), and The Magic Word’s. Although these five might be unconventional, they are customary viewing every Christmas season.Read more "Top 5 Customary Christmas Classics"