“21 Bridges” works as a compelling action-drama film with a magnetic Chadwick Boseman at its center. Strong cinematography supports Brian Kirk’s instincts, but the pacing of the film and the character development risk derailing the film. “21 Bridges” is Recommended.
“The Lighthouse” from Robert Eggers is a stunning film with strong performances from Academy Award-nominated Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. The Highly Recommended “The Lighthouse” draws strength from within its confines and its gorgeous black & white images. If we
“Jojo Rabbit” is the clever Nazi Germany satire from the brilliant mind of Taika Waititi as told through a 10-year-old’s vantage point. The polarizing story recalls Mel Brooks own brand of satire with rich characters supporting a unique comedy that
“Pain and Glory” is a sharp and witty self-examination of Pedro Almodóvar’s life, told through Antonio Banderas’s award-winning performance. The fabric of the film is expressed through the bright cinematography and colorful music transporting you to Spain and beyond. “Pain
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
Before I delve into Bill Condon’s effervescent and joyous Beauty and the Beast, there’s a minor confession that needs to be laid bare: I hadn’t watched the 1991 animated classic prior to seeing the live-action version. As it turns out,