Category: Movie Review

Total 22 Posts

Review: “Atomic Blonde” by Brian Wallinger

Based on Anthony Johnston’s wildly popular graphic novel series, David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde is very much a typical espionage spy thriller you’d expect it to be.  It begins when Charlize Theron is being debriefed in an unknown location. Taking place

Prieto’s Timely ‘Kidnap’ Has Strong Personality.

Halle Berry demonstrates time and again how magnetic her presence is on the silver screen.  She made her feature film debut in Tony Scott’s The Last Boy Scout in 1991.  She has won an Academy Award for her lead performance

“The Dark Tower” Crumbles Under It’s Own Weight

For as long as I can remember, films adapted from Stephen King’s novels or short stories have resulted in either outright classics or box office failures that eventually turn into cult classics. I confess that I have not read his

Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless.

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

Review: Crowe’s zany 1989 debut “Say Anything” is lyrical, humorous romance

Nothing spells “doom” like a first crush where life goes from really simple to really complicated in a heartbeat.  Once you’ve gotten over the initial awkward phase and the relationship starts to blossom, “doom” turns to love. In writer-director Cameron

Review: Classic “Over the Top” struggles against itself.

In the height of the power-ballad filled 1980’s where tempers were as long as the hair, producer-director Menahem Golan and mega action star-writer Sylvester Stallone teamed up to deliver the ultra-cheesy Over the Top. The original story written by Gary

Review: Needham’s classic “Bandit” celebrates 40 years.

Hal Needham’s action-comedy road trip film, Smokey and the Bandit lit up cinema screens in the summer of 1977, leading to the second highest box office take of the year and an Academy Award nomination for editing. Coming in at

FIRST RUN REVUE: Ponsoldt’s polarizing ‘The Circle’ serves a conflicted, timely message.

First Run Revue is an ongoing series of conversational reviews aimed at generating interactive discussions between The Movie Revue staffers along with the general public. Films discussed will be first-run, theatrical films and we’d love to hear what you have

Review: Tom McGrath’s “Boss Baby” is a clever, familiar mess

When I was a kid, I had grand adventures on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, battling the Klingons.  Sometimes, I would become general manager Ben, setting up a ‘front desk’ in my parent’s basement pretending to check people in

Review: McLean’s ‘Belko Experiment’ is wickedly, indulgently familiar

Imagine being locked in a building with 79 of your other co-workers, ordered by a voice on a PA system to kill your co-workers.  Much like deer hunting season, the employee with the most kills, wins.  “Survival of the fittest”