Ben Cahlamer

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‘Jockey’ Review

Reflective in nature and reflexive in action, Clint Bentley’s Jockey expands this weekend in theaters, having premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Clifton Collins Jr (2009’s Star Trek) has the makings of a star; Jockey proves this. His rugged,

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Review: Animated Sequel Charms, Reflects On Real World Situation

Sing 2 appeals to families in the dysfunctional theatrical circuit. Hotel Transylvania: Transformia, the fourth film in Sony’s animated film series, is now Amazon Prime. Suppose it feels like I’m unfairly maligning the current state of box office performance. In

‘Parallel Mothers’ Review: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit Stand Out In Almodóvar’s Look At Motherhood

Bear with me as I indulge for a few minutes in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar. His camerawork, his characters, the locations. These aspects and more inform the dynamic realism that his films portray. Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) continues that

The Year in Revue Part One: Ben’s Ten (no, Twelve!) Top (and Honorably Mentioned) Films

The end of a year is flooded with lists. Lists are a way of engaging an audience. Whether the list identifies achievements, or in this case, favored movies, there’s no right way to stipulate ten preferred items in a given

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Review: Solo Coen Effort Defines Striking, Tragic Beauty, Washington And McDormand Radiate

The Tragedy of Macbeth, from Joel Coen tells the story of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand dazzle. In theaters December 25 and on Apple TV+ January 14th.

‘Red Rocket’ Review: Sean Baker, Simon Rex Hilariously Achieve Escape Velocity

Red Rocket, Sean Baker’s hilarious follow up to The Florida Project, surprises with another poignant human interest story featuring Simon Rex.

‘Licorice Pizza’ Review: Groovy Throwback, Strong Ensemble Elevate Haim, Hoffman and Cooper, Love Prevails

Licorice Pizza is Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film. Newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman shine, Bradley Cooper should garner another nomination and the whole affair is groovy.

‘The Tender Bar’ Review: Clooney’s Warmth and Heart Pour Life Lessons; Affleck And Sheridan Are Brilliant

The Tender Bar, from George Clooney pours out the warmth and heart of family and passion. Based on J. R. Moehringer’s memoir, Ben Affleck shines.

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Review: Satisfying Sequel Changed Rules, Unplugs The Matrix

The Matrix Resurrections changes the rules as Neo fights to save The Matrix. The fourth film in the franchise, the results are satisfying with uneven supporting characters.

‘Nightmare Alley’ Review: Bradley Cooper’s Leads Brilliant Ensemble, Elevates Neo-Classical Thriller

Nightmare Alley, the latest thriller from Guillermo del Toro features a brilliant ensemble led by Bradley Cooper. Now in theaters.