Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Wes Anderson Returns to Wonderful Form in Star-Studded, Highly Stylized Asteroid City

Having recently revisited five other key works by writer/director Wes Anderson and having a clear memory of how I feel about the others I haven’t watched recently, it’s fair to […]

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Review: Though Hanks’ Best Performance in a Down Year for the Actor, A Man Called Otto Still Feels Phoned In

On paper, this film actually makes sense, even if it might not work out in the end. Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actor/musician Rita Wilson, were watching the 2015, […]

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Review: A Wooden Puppet Dreams of Coming to Life While Disney’s New Pinocchio Never Does

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes movies really depress me. I’m not talking about movies with depressing storylines of someone dying of a disease or breakup movies or any number […]

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Review: A Star is Born in Baz Luhrmann’s Busy, Imperfect and Wildly Entertaining Elvis

It seems only right to preface this review by acknowledging that Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, that frenetic, overdramatic, brilliantly contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, is a formative film […]

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Review: News of the World Stars Tom Hanks in a Story of Finding One’s Way Home

News of the World

Set five years after the conclusion of the Civil War, News of the World (based on the Paulette Jiles novel) tracks the very particular journey of Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd […]

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Interview: Actor Mark Rylance on Portraying a Legal Legend, Aaron Sorkin’s “Impeccable” Vision and Eddie Redmayne as the Tom Hanks of The Trial of the Chicago 7

Trial of The Chicago 7

I admit, I didn’t know before I spoke with him last week that Mark Rylance had been knighted in 2017, and that my addressing him as anything other than Sir […]

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Review: Tom Hanks Brings Authenticity to World War II Drama Greyhound

Greyhound

Sometimes a film is just so laser-focused on its subject matter that we don’t need to know the full backstories of the characters occupying the space in which it takes […]

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Review: Kindness, Humanity and Forgiveness Create A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

For fans of the eternal goodness and life lessons of Fred Rogers, the last couple of years have been a real treat. Last year we got the Morgan Neville-directed Won’t […]

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Review: Shazam! Injects a Bolt of Electricity into DC Comics Universe

Shazam!

For those who thought Aquaman was still too dark and scary for their delicate sensibilities, the latest from the DC Comics cinematic universe, Shazam!, should be enough of a safe […]

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Film Review: Spielberg’s The Post Is an Important Story—And a Great Film

Taking a similar approach to earth-shattering news events as 2015’s Spotlight, Steven Spielberg’s The Post barrels through a lot of information, a small army of characters, and enough twists and […]

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