Category: 2022

Total 91 Posts

‘Sam & Kate’- Film Review: Two Sets Of Acting Families In A Mismarketed Gem

In the surprisingly touching new film “Sam & Kate”, Sissy Spacek and Dustin Hoffman co-star with their real-life respective offspring, playing their fictional daughter and son. While this could be seen as stunt casting, what transpires is a deeply felt

‘The Fabelmans’ Review: A Master Filmmaker Captures Our Hearts And Imaginations

The films of today have lost their sense of wonder. In the digital age, a large portion of modern filmmakers lack the skill to use the lessons taught by the great directors of the past. Even fewer know how to

‘She Said’ Review: Lack of Dramatic Urgency Hampers Greatest Social Change in This Generation

Throughout history, investigative journalism has been at the center of the biggest stories to bring down those men thought to be untouchable. In the case of Maria Schrader’s She Said are Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, and Rebecca Corbett’s investigative expose

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’- Film Review: The Biopic As Parody

“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” does the right thing in presenting the life and career of Weird Al Yankovic. It sets out to deviate from the standard biopic and plays everything as farce. Yankovic’s life is void of the “rise

‘Causeway’- Film Review: A Literate Tale Of Human Compassion

One of the most fascinating things about Lila Neugebauer’s “Causeway” is how the director constructs the film to unfold patiently and instep with Jennifer Lawrence’s Lynsey’s slow recovery and Brian Tyree Henry’s James and his journey through personal loss. The

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Review: Sequel Honors Boseman, Fails to Reach Epic Quality

It’s easy, perhaps flippant, to dismiss a product that gives people joy. No matter this critic’s feelings about the Marvel Cinematic Universe,  or comic book-based fantasy films in general, Ryan Coogler’s task of mounting the sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,”

‘Triangle of Sadness’- Film Review: Too-Obvious Class Structure Satire

Parodying the smug bourgeois and their superior personalities is nothing new. Buñuel did it best in many films. Pier Paolo Pasolini tried but became a parody of himself. Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner “Triangle of Sadness” is a cinematic cocktail

‘Armageddon Time’: Film Review

Coming-of-age stories are, collectively, a dime-a-dozen. We’ve seen them in the afternoon specials, cinema, and stage. As an audience, we have a fixation with exploring themes of the past and their influences on us as children through, often, rose-colored glasses.

‘Terrifier 2’- Film Review: A Blood-Soaked Horror Treasure

Beware all those who do not look back on the VHS “video nasties” of the 1980s with a loving nostalgia. “Terrifier 2” is a blood and guts-soaked tribute to those thrilling days of practical gore yesteryear, and then some! Beginning

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’: Movie Review

Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) are the best of friends as Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, The Banshees of Inisherin, opens. Living an isolated life on an Irish isle, Inisherin, the two men join each other on the isle’s