Category: Movie Review

Total 42 Posts

‘Selah and the Spades’: High School Is No Joke

Selah and the Spades Written and Directed by: Tayarisha Poe Starring: Lovie Simone, Celeste O’Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Torres, Jesse Williams Thinking about the cutthroat competitive nature of the prep school featured in Tayarisha Poe’s “Selah and the Spades,” evoked

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’: An Unbiased Social Siren

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an unbiased look at pregnancy and the decisions we make. Strong performances and a unique perspective focus the though provoking character study.

“Blow the Man Down”

Blow the Man Down Written and Directed by: Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy Starring: Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb, Marceline Hugot, Annette O’Toole, Linday Shary, Margo Martindale, Owen Burke, Skipp Sudduth, Will Brittain, Gayle Rankin Going into “Blow

‘Force Majeure’: A Wacky Metaphor For Emotionless Relationships

Force Majeure is a classic black comedy from Ruben Östlund featuring an outstanding cast and story about love, relationships, emotions. Oh, and avalanches.

‘The Photograph’: Faded Love Story With Strong Performances

The Photograph Is a timeless love story with strong performances from Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield.

‘Underwater’

Underwater doesn’t try to reinvent its genre. Kristen Stewart and a relentless pacing keep the film interesting.

‘A Hidden Life’

A Hidden Life Written and Directed by: Terrence Malick Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Mattihias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Jürgen Prochnow Each story has a human connection, something that reminds us that we are alright, that the world is alright even

‘Knives Out’: Sharp Cast Propels Witty Whodunit

RIan Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ is a rare breed of film, boasting a cast of many Hollywood luminaries, while honoring two timeless story styles using its humor to slice through the drama. Craig and de Arma are standouts.

’21 Bridges’: Boseman’s Commanding Presence Carries Familiar Cop Action-Drama

“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.

‘Ford v Ferrari’: Damon, Bale Have Fun; Story Misfires

“Ford v Ferrari” is a fun and exhilarating film with strong performances from Matt Damon and Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as Ken Miles. James Mangold does a solid job of keeping the film moving even with a brisk 152-minute run time. The story struggles to balance its characters and the supporting corporate image in this mostly, historically accurate film. “Ford v Ferrari” is Recommended.