Category: The Movie Revue

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‘The Good Boss’: Film Review- Javier Bardem Is Perfect As A Duplicitous Jefe

In the new film “El buen patrón” (“The Good Boss”), Javier Bardem continues to prove he is one of modern cinema’s finest actors. With pure charisma and the tightest of grasp regarding the depth of his character, Bardem crafts one

‘Emily The Criminal’: Film Review- A Taut And Effective Dramatic Thriller

In writer/director John Patton Ford’s intense character study, “Emily the Criminal“, Aubrey Plaza finds the role and performance of her career. In this intense character study, Ford  crafted a tale that speaks to the America of 2022; a land of

‘Thirteen Lives’: Film Review- A Harrowing, Inspiring, True Tale

Ron Howard’s latest drama, “Thirteen Lives” is based on the incredible true story of the global effort to rescue a young Thai soccer team and their coach, who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave located in Northern Thailand for

‘They/Them’- Film Review

The new Horror film-social commentary picture “They/Them” is the very definition of a missed opportunity. What could have been a scathing indictment of the sickening practice of “gay conversion therapy” mixed with an empowering portrayal of the LTBGQ+ community, becomes

‘Luck’- Film Review

Back in 1983, I was a big fan of the song “Lucky Star” by a new singer named Madonna. After seeing the first Skydance Animation release, “Luck”, I never want to listen to the song again, as the film has

‘Resurrection’: Film Review

Writer/director Andrew Semans’ “Resurrection” is an extremely good film; one that knows how to build sustainable tension and a superbly crafted, unrelenting atmosphere of dread. An excellent Rebecca Hall stars as Margaret, a single mother and successful businesswoman (she is

‘There Are No Saints’- Film Review

“Written by Paul Schrader” is one of my favorite sentences in the American cinematic language. The new film, “There Are No Saints” is based on an older Schrader script the filmmaker was slated to direct in 2010 under the title,

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Film Review: Excellence In Every Moment

When I left the screening of the new film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, I held two truths to be self-evident. One was that Michelle Yeoh will always be an absolute a legend as an actress and Martial Artist. Every

Sundance 2022: ‘Emily the Criminal’- Film Review

Sundance 2022 Premiere: “Emily the Criminal” Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi do excellent work headlining writer/director John Patton Ford’s intense character study, “Emily the Criminal”. Ford has crafted a tale very much of our times. A tale of never-ending debt

The Year In Revue Part Five: Anthony’s Top 20 of 2021

Since the days of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, I have been making “Top Ten” lists of my favorite films from each year. I used to love reading their “Best of the year” articles in their respective home-based newspapers and