San Francisco Critics Look East To FLORIDA PROJECT For Best Film (AWARDS 2017)

As in many things, San Francisco went its own way. The San Francisco Film Critics Circle named The Florida Project the year's Best Picture, a rare top win for director Sean Baker's indie about poverty near Walt Disney World (although it's also been cited by some Online Critics groups). Guillermo del Toro got some traction, too, with [...]

Spielberg Back In Blockbuster Sci-Fi Mode With New READY PLAYER ONE Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER) Whoa, this is heavy, Doc. After a ten year break from big budget blockbusting, Steven Spielberg returns with Ready Player One, the adaptation of the popular YA novel phenomenon. Set in 2045, it's a young man's journey through OASIS, the future version of the internet that has gone full-blown VR. In it, there's an [...]


*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity) Released:  December 1, 2017 limited; expands December 8 Runtime: 103 minutes Director: James Franco Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas In the annals of the worst films ever [...]

Extinction Threatens Dinos In JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Trailer (VIDEO) Blockbusters find a way. After the retro reboot Jurassic World became an unexpected box office behemoth, raking in over $200 million its opening weekend on its way to a mammoth haul of $652 million domestic (4th best ever) and $1.6 billion worldwide, nothing was going to make this franchise extinct any time soon. But [...]

MUDBOUND (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for some disturbing violence, brief language and nudity) Released:  November 17, 2017 Runtime: 134 minutes Director: Dee Rees Starring: Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks Streaming on Netflix My review of Mudbound, for The Tulsa Voice. Set in 1940s Mississippi, it's the story of two families [...]

WONDER WHEEL (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic content including some sexuality, language, and smoking) Released:  December 1, 2017 limited; December 15 wide Runtime: 110 minutes Director: Woody Allen Starring: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Steve Schrirripa, Tony Sirico, David Krumholtz A movie that looks this good shouldn’t be such a pain to watch. One [...]