Jude Law Is Young Dumbledore; Two New Photos From FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 (IMAGES)

Hashtag Dashing Dumbledore. In the first of two new photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (see below), we get another look at Jude Law as the handsome young wizard Albus Dumbledore. In the other: another look at Johnny Depp as the titular Gellert Grindelwald, the evil sorcerer that (as Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling has [...]

THE POST (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for language and brief war violence) Released:  December 22, 2017 limited; January 12, 2018 wide Runtime: 115 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons (Now updated in my ranking of [...]

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong sexual content, nudity, and some strong language) Released:  November 24, 2017 limited; expands through December, and January 2018 Runtime: 132 minutes Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel Winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay A sexy gay romance, the lush [...]

OFCC Podcast: Episode 18 (Part 1) – Year End Blowout; LAST JEDI and Oscar Contenders (PODCAST)

Episode 18 (Part 1): This Is Not Going To Go The Way You Think For this edition of The OFCC Podcast, available on iTunes, our roundtable of critics from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle return to discuss the latest in movies for December 2017. You can also stream Episode 18 (Part 1) by clicking here. On this episode, the [...]

DOWNSIZING (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, and drug use) Released: December 22, 2017 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: Alexander Payne Starring: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudekis Much like the main character in this unique premise, Downsizing has an identity crisis. It's a movie unsure [...]

DARKEST HOUR (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some thematic material, and language) Released: December 22, 2017 Runtime: 125 minutes Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ronald Pickup Winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Actor There were plenty of schmaltzy, pedestrian, contrived notes in the overrated [...]

THE SHAPE OF WATER (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, and strong language) Released: December 8, 2017 limited; December 22 wide Runtime: 123 minutes Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Nick Searcy Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director [...]

“We had a fundamental difference.” Hamill Sides With LAST JEDI Haters – SPOILERS (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=EIY-PsHrj9A "He's not my Luke Skywalker." That's the candid hot take from Mark Hamill himself, referring to writer/director Rian Johnson's subversive spin on the iconic hero (and saga) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the video above (WITH SPOILERS), you can hear Hamill offer his honest displeasure in what Luke became, while still professionally [...]

Bullock / Blanchett Wear It Better In OCEAN’S 8 (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=142&v=MFWF9dU5Zc0 Eight women can do the job of eleven men. Sounds about right. Ocean's 8 is the all-female reboot of Ocean's 11, with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett taking the lead. Produced by Ocean's Trilogy helmer Steven Soderbergh and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seasbiscuit, Pleasantville), this slick heist movie co-stars Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah [...]