THE WIFE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language and some sexual content) Released: September 14, 2018 Runtime: 100 minutes Directed by: Björn Runge Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons My review of The Wife, for The Tulsa Voice. Glenn Close gives a "screen-acting masterclass" in one of the best performances of her legendary [...]

New GRINCH Trailer: Your Heart’s An Empty Hole (VIDEO/POSTER) Another Grinch preview that's leaving me, well, a little grinchy. The second, more revealing trailer for the new feature length animated take on Dr. Seuss's holiday favorite The Grinch triggers the same mixed feeling as the first: not hating it, but not particularly anticipating it either. As before, this new preview plays up the kid-friendly [...]

The MCU Goes Back For Its Future In First CAPTAIN MARVEL Trailer & First Look Photos (VIDEO/IMAGES) The Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has its wonder woman. After being teased in the final end credit bonus of Avengers: Infinity War, we now have the first trailer and photos from Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room) in the title role. Set way back in the 1990s, the first [...]

Spoonfuls Of Magic In New MARY POPPINS RETURNS Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER) The magic is back, with all the feels. My goodness, the new (and first full) trailer for Mary Poppins Returns not only boasts the artful movie magic you expect from a Disney sequel 54 years in the making, but it has an unapologetic sentimental power that packs a genuine emotional punch (rather than a [...]

BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Trailer Teases A Film Of Firsts For The Coen Brothers (VIDEO) The Coen Brothers return to the Old West, a territory they've filmed in before, but beyond that their new movie marks a lot of firsts for their storied career. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new feature-length film starring Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) -- who leads an all-star cast -- finds [...]

International Trailer For FIRST MAN Debuts More New Footage (VIDEO) Hot off its near-universal (forgive the distributor pun) raves coming out of the Venice and Toronto film festivals, here's the latest trailer (made for the UK market) for First Man. It's the story of the first moon mission and it focuses on the first moon walker, Neil Armstrong, and his family. This second trailer, [...]

JULIET, NAKED (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language) Released: August 27, 2018 Runtime: 105 minutes Directed by: Jesse Peretz Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O'Dowd, Lily Brazier, Ayoola Smart My review of Juliet, Naked, for The Tulsa Voice. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), this romantic, philosophical charmer stars Ethan Hawke as a [...]

SCHINDLER’S LIST Returns To Theaters For 25th Anniversary (VIDEO/POSTER) Steven Spielberg's defining masterpiece and one of the greatest films ever made returns to theaters this December, to mark its 25th anniversary. Opening originally a mere six months after his more typically-styled blockbuster Jurassic Park (if also masterful, in its own way), Steven Spielberg released Schindler's List, a film unlike any other that he [...]

Last Trailer For FIRST MAN Launches Into Oscar Orbit (VIDEO/IMAGES) And we have liftoff. On the heels of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, First Man debuts its (likely) final trailer before its October release. It's the story of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, that historic moment in human history that occurred nearly fifty years ago. It's [...]