Category: 2021

Total 83 Posts

‘House of Gucci’: Brilliant, Dynastic Family Politics At Its Finest

House of Gucci, from Ridley Scott is as much a drama of dynasties and family politics as it is a caricature of individuals inhabiting this Faustian tale. In theatres now.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’: Nostalgia-Fueled Sequel Isn’t Afraid To Shine

Ghostbusters: Afterlife honors the legacy of the franchise with a modern tale full of humore. Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Paul Rudd are the best aspects of this movie. Now in theatres.

‘Julia’: Exhilarating Documentary Exemplifies Culinarian’s Bubbly Effect on Everyday Life

Julia, the documentary from Julie Cohen and Betsy West genuinely excels at honoring its subject, Julia Child, her impact on everyday lives and honors their subject and her life. Now in theatres.

‘King Richard’: Feel-Good, Overly Ambitious Melodrama Highlights Passion and Fire Behind a Winning Combination

King Richard is the story of Richard Williams’ passion for setting up his children, future tennis stars Venus and Serena William, for success on the world stage. The project is overly ambitious, yet the feel-good nature of the story lobs the ball into the stratosphere. Now in theatres and on HBO Max.

‘Belfast’: Wistful Memories Of A Filmmaker’s Irish Youth

Kenneth Branagh’s memories of his formative years in the Ireland of his formative years make for a sweet tale

‘The Pebble and the Boy’: Bringing Mods To The Modern World

Chris Green’s ode to the era of the Mods is a sweet film that endears itself to its audience through music and character

‘Out Of The Blue’: A Stunning Drama Gets A Deserved Restoration

Dennis Hopper’s emotionally devastating masterwork receives a 4K restoration, allowing a rediscovery of the film and the great Linda Manz

‘Eternals’: Flat Origin Story Introduces Interesting Characters

Eternals, as a Marvel origin character story, falls flat. Director ChloĆ© Zhao works to make it her own film, but there’s not enough fuel to support a story for 10 super heroes.

‘One Shot’: Scott Adkins Leads An Exciting New Actioner

Scott Adkins uses his skills to help deliver the slam-bang action in director James Nunn’s exciting new thriller

‘Last Night in Soho’: Gorgeous Looking Paradox Unravels An Otherwise Solid Story

Last Night in Soho, the latest from Edgar Wright boasts a strong cast and gorgeous set design, but the story’s paradox unravels in the third act. Now in theaters.