american made

American Made Review: Cruise Is Riveting

American Made Review: Cruise Delivers A Riveting Performance “American Made” is an action film with one of those stranger than fiction stories that leaves...
Rebel in the Rye

Rebel in the Rye: Dismal Portrayal of Reclusive Author J. D. Salinger

Rebel in the Rye is something called a “biopic” in the movie industry. That term too often means the creative team is trying very...
lady macbeth

Lady MacBeth Gleefully Escapes Her Corset

“Lady MacBeth” is not Shakespeare’s wicked femme fatale. Lady Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a repressed young woman, sold into marriage to a bitter, much...
Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner Pits Saintly Healer vs Arrogant Billionaire

A more appropriate title for Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow as opposite examples of humankind, might be “Beatriz Goes Berserk.”...
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Rocks! A Film Review

Gal Gadot may not have been born on the mysterious Island of Themyscira, but she seems to have been born to play the role...
Queen of the desert

Queen of the Desert Is Stranger Than Fiction

A film written and directed by acclaimed German director/screenwriter Werner Herzog, starring Nicole Kidman, should have been better. The true story of Gertrude Bell,...
zookeeper's wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife A Tale Of Polish History

The Zookeeper's Wife: Thoughtful Film About Painful Time in Polish History During the German invasion, Antonina and Jan Zabinski saved hundreds of people and animals with...
Beauty and the beast review

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Recreates the Magic

Beauty and The Beast Review: Still Magical No matter how many versions I’ve seen of this “tale as old as time,” it never grows old....
The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman Lieutenant Focuses On WWI Love Triangle

The Ottoman Lieutenant Review Paladin Studio’s The Ottoman Lieutenant is a dramatic film about three idealistic (and incredibly good-looking) young people in the early 1900s....
Table 19

Table 19 Provides Light-hearted Entertainment

Is Being Assigned Table 19 Worse Than The Kids Table? Table 19 is a fun romp of a romantic comedy film. It stars an unlikely...