AMERICAN MADE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout and some sexuality/nudity) Released:  September 29, 2017 Runtime: 115 minutes Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Fredy Yate Escobar, Mauricio Mejia A fast and loose movie about a guy who played fast and loose with the law – and The Law itself [...]

STRONGER (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some graphic injury images, and brief sexuality/nudity) Released:  September 22, 2017 Runtime: 116 minutes Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Lenny Clarke, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy, Nate Richman, Richard Lane Jr., Carlos Sanz Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through [...]

New Trailer For DARKEST HOUR Shows Churchill Against The World (VIDEO/IMAGES) Serving as a perfect companion piece to this summer's Dunkirk, the upcoming biopic Darkest Hour is an Oscar season hopeful about Winston Churchill confronting Britain's most dramatic turning point of WWII. Gary Oldman stars as the iconic Prime Minister in a powerhouse performance that's already being billed as a lock for Best Actor. Hype aside, [...]

Eerie Sci-Fi Vision On Display In First ANNIHILATION Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) If Ex Machina was the promise of a great new filmmaker, Annihilation looks to fulfill it. Alex Garland follows up his directorial debut with this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's the best-selling novel, an eco-horror thriller that boasts a spectacular vision with a (female-heavy) cast to match: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar [...]

COLUMBUS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language) Released:  August 4, 2017 NY/LA; expands through fall Runtime: 104 minutes Director: Kogonada Starring: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes Columbus is, on the surface, the movie equivalent of a great coffee table book about modern architecture. That’s a compliment, to be clear. Shot in [...]

HBO’s SPIELBERG Documentary Takes In-Depth Look At An American Master (VIDEO) The man who's made the most popular (and some of the best) movies of a generation is now the primary focus of one. Spielberg is just that, a feature length documentary about Steven Spielberg, one of the greatest film directors of all time. Produced by HBO, documentarian Susan Lacy conducted almost 30 hours of interviews [...]

Prep For BLADE RUNNER 2049: Prequel Short Film “2048: NOWHERE TO RUN” (VIDEO) The long-awaited Blade Runner sequel is almost here, but before it hits screens director Denis Villeneuve and Warner Bros. are releasing a prequel trilogy of short films to setup where the dystopian world is now, forty years after the original. This one, titled 2048: Nowhere to Run, centers around the character of Sapper Morton, [...]

mother! (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity, and strong language) Released:  September 15, 2017 Runtime: 121 minutes Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfieffer I could’ve sworn we wouldn’t see a riskier film in 2017 than David Lowery’s A Ghost Story. I was wrong. Being wrong [...]

First Trailer For Stop-Mo ISLE OF DOGS From Fantastic Mr. Wes (VIDEO/IMAGES) Wes Anderson is back in the stop-motion animated world, with his own homespun yet meticulous style. While it focuses on animals like his previous effort Fantastic Mr. Fox did, Isle of Dogs is an Asian set adventure of a very different sort. It's about a Japanese boy's search for his dog after all canines [...]