‘French Exit’: Sly Comedy Finds Humanity in Dark Corners

French Exit Directed by: Azazel Jacobs Screenplay by: Patrick deWitt, based on French Exit by Patrick deWitt Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Tracy Letts An interesting dichotomy occurs when the fabulously wealthy are suddenly

Phoenix Critics Circle 2020 Film Nominees Are In

THE PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ITS ANNUAL AWARDS. Members of the Phoenix Critics Circle have selected their nominees for the best performances of 2020. Leading the way is MINARI with seven nominations. NOMADLAND and MANK both received

‘Sound of Metal’: Performances Speak Volumes on The Human Condition

Sound of Metal, now streaming on Amazon Prime has subtly strong performances set against a man (Riz Ahmed) whose hearing loss changes his whole world. Sound of Metal is now playing.

‘Uncle Frank’: Life’s Little Ironies Catch Up in Off-Kilter Dramedy

Uncle Frank Written and Directed by: Alan Ball Starring: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, Stephen Root I had to laugh at “Uncle Frank,” which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. I

‘The Last Vermeer’: Broad Strokes of Truth Lead to Uneven Work of Art

“The Last Vermeer” is Recommended for its strong supporting cast and central theme, while its central character either doesn’t support the film’s themes or isn’t supported by the film’s themes.

‘The Climb’: It Might Not Be Enough to Get You Into a Theatre, But You’ll Be Glad You Watched It at Home.

The Climb Directed by: Michael Angelo Covino Written by: Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin Starring: Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt, Judith Godréche “The Climb” is one of the many, varied reasons I got

‘Come Play’: Horror Puts Fresh Spin on Familiarity

Come Play Directed by: Jacob Chase Screenplay by: Jacob Chase, based on Larry by: Jacob Chase Starring: Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr, Azhy Robertson, Winslow Fegley It’s very easy to ‘armchair quarterback’ a film’s intent and direction. You sit down

‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’: Crude, Crass, Funny, Characters Make Glorious Movie

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Directed by: Jason Woliner Screenplay by: Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Swimer Story by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Nina Pedrad, Dan Swimer, based on ‘Borat

Welcome to the Blumhouse: Revenge Is the Theme of the Week

Welcome to the Blumhouse offers two more films on Amazon Prime, the musical ‘Nocturne’ and the family thriller, “Evil Eye.” Blumhouse amps up the revenge theme in these two fascinating films.

‘Time’: Powerful Doc Examines Broken Prison System

Time Directed by: Garrett Bradley Featuring: Sibil Fox Richardson, Robert G. Richardson Reflecting on Garrett Bradley’s Award-Winning documentary, “Time,” I can’t help but reflect on my own life; the struggles that I’ve experienced. That’s the beauty of our lives –