Tag: Focus Features

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Top Ten of 2022: A Unity in Cinema

Top Ten films of 2022 . . . that’s a tough chore. Once again, I’m coming in right under the wire. As I write this, my list of Top Films of 2022, we’re seven hours, 30 minutes from ringing in

‘Spoiler Alert’ Review: Romance Story is Long on Romance, Short on Fundamentals

I confess that, as a film critic, I go into movies cold these days. Trailers tend to give too much away. Social media is ablaze with factoids about new projects; I don’t want to know what a movie will say

‘Armageddon Time’: Film Review

Coming-of-age stories are, collectively, a dime-a-dozen. We’ve seen them in the afternoon specials, cinema, and stage. As an audience, we have a fixation with exploring themes of the past and their influences on us as children through, often, rose-colored glasses.

‘Vengeance’: Movie Review

It would be easy to say that B. J. Novak’s Vengeance is a Coen brother – esque film. Novak’s directorial debut, in which he plays the film’s protagonist, Ben Manalowitz, a plucky journalist and podcaster, spends the first fifteen minutes

‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’: Movie Review

At one point in Anthony Fabian’s Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Isabelle Huppert’s Claudine Colbert, the Directress of the fashionable Christian Dior gallery, matter-of-factly reminds Lesley Manville’s Ada Harris, “You are nobody. Invisible.” Mr. Fabian’s adaptation of Paul Gallico’s classic

‘The Northman’ Film Review: A Viking Tale Of Steel, Blood, And Revenge

With the stunning artistic achievement of his latest work “The Northman”, Robert Eggers earns his place as one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers working today. Eggers excels in creating uneasy environments filled with characters confronting their dark fates. Both

‘Wolf’: Stylish Thriller Observes, Feeds On Animalistic Traits in Humans

Wolf sees George MacKay and Paddy Considine go toe to toe in Nathalie Biancheri’s stylish thriller, akin to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Now in theaters.

‘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

‘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.

‘Blue Bayou’: A Timely Message Drowned In Histronics

An important film with a strong message on immigration that chases in sincerity for overwrought and manipulative dramatics