Month: May 2017

Total 10 Posts

Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless.

In today’s flash-in-the-pan film environment where a perfectly-timed explosion, laugh, or shout punctuates a non-existent narrative, it’s very rare that I am floored by a film. Yes, I find every film to have a redeeming quality, but that doesn’t necessarily

Review: Crowe’s zany 1989 debut “Say Anything” is lyrical, humorous romance

Nothing spells “doom” like a first crush where life goes from really simple to really complicated in a heartbeat.  Once you’ve gotten over the initial awkward phase and the relationship starts to blossom, “doom” turns to love. In writer-director Cameron

Review: Jack Sholder’s cult-classic “The Hidden” is a gem waiting to be found.

While the modern world enjoys Kyle MacLachlan in his current turn as Dale Cooper in “Twin Peaks,” I decided to celebrate his cult status with the classic The Hidden. Recommended to me by several film friends earlier this year, Jack

Review: Disney’s convoluted “Pirates” treads same water as prior entries

Full of witchery, imagination, humor and a lot of water, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales finds our hero, Captain Jack Sparrow in the throes of a British jail, scheduled to be executed.  The British are also

Review: Classic “Over the Top” struggles against itself.

In the height of the power-ballad filled 1980’s where tempers were as long as the hair, producer-director Menahem Golan and mega action star-writer Sylvester Stallone teamed up to deliver the ultra-cheesy Over the Top. The original story written by Gary

‘Hope’ spawned an ‘Empire’: Celebrating 40 years of ‘Star Wars’.

“…There’s nothing here for me now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.” ~ Luke Skywalker With two films under his belt, a young and relatively inexperienced director made a journey

In Memoriam: Sir Roger Moore, K.B.E.

“Sir Roger Moore died today.” That was the news that greeted me on my way into work. I wasn’t dour or sad at the news of his passing.  In fact, I was inspired and glad. Yes, we lost our beloved

Review: Needham’s classic “Bandit” celebrates 40 years.

Hal Needham’s action-comedy road trip film, Smokey and the Bandit lit up cinema screens in the summer of 1977, leading to the second highest box office take of the year and an Academy Award nomination for editing. Coming in at

FIRST RUN REVUE: Ponsoldt’s polarizing ‘The Circle’ serves a conflicted, timely message.

First Run Revue is an ongoing series of conversational reviews aimed at generating interactive discussions between The Movie Revue staffers along with the general public. Films discussed will be first-run, theatrical films and we’d love to hear what you have

FIRST RUN REVUE: Gray’s ‘Lost City of Z’ is a visual feast for the ages.

First Run Revue is an ongoing series of conversational reviews aimed at generating interactive discussions between The Movie Revue staffers along with the general public. Films discussed will be first-run, theatrical films and we’d love to hear what you have