Film & TV, Review

Review: Liam Neeson’s Latest, Memory, Is Flat and Forgettable

Liam Neeson in MEMORY

Well, it’s a new month, so it’s time for a new Liam Neeson movie. And you guessed it: he plays a guy with a certain set of skills that involve […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Visually Interesting with a Curiously Intriguing Story, Zone 414 Channels Ridley Scott Sci-Fi

Zone 414

As far as I’m concerned, the perfect blend of science fiction and film noir will and always will be Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Mine is hardly an original thought, but […]

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Review: A Contemporary Tom Clancy Adaptation, Without Remorse Excels with Straightforward and Satisfying Action

Without Remorse

Because my maternal grandfather was in the Navy during World War II, he was naturally drawn to the early novels of the late Tom Clancy, whose spy thrillers are often […]

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Review: A Layered, Lost Story from World War II, The Last Vermeer Features Rich Characters and Performances

The Last Vermeer

Another example of a film that was meant to be released theatrically in Chicago but now isn’t (due to new COVID-19 restrictions effective today; I’m not sure how soon it […]

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Review: Vin Diesel is Yet Another Action Hero in Generic Bloodshot

Bloodshot

We’ve almost reached a point now (and perhaps some reached it long ago) where we’re going to start wondering if certain films that we want to see are worth risking […]

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Review: Filmmaker Brian De Palma Brings Nothing New, Interesting to Domino

Domino

I don’t want Brian De Palma to stop making movies, not ever. But I also don’t want him making movies like Domino, his latest work that is such a retread […]

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Review: Two Strong Performances Carry a Shaky Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

There is little doubt in this most recently telling of the life and death of Mary Stuart (here portrayed by Saoirse Ronan), the ambitious Queen of Scotland, eager to build […]

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