JOJO RABBIT (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language) Released: October 18, 2019 limited; November 8 expands Runtime: 108 minutes Directed by: Taika Waititi Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Archie Yates, Stephen Merchant For a movie predicated on its [...]

DOCTOR SLEEP (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated R (for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use) Released: November 8, 2019 Runtime: 151 minutes Directed by: Mike Flanagan Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Emily Alyn Lind, Zahn McClarnon, Cliff Curtis, Alex Essoe, Carl Lumbly, Bruce Greenwood The scariest thing about Doctor Sleep is [...]

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for violence throughout, strong language, and brief nudity) Released: November 1, 2019 Runtime: 128 minutes Directed by: Tim Miller Starring: Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Diego Boneta, Tristán Ulloa For a sixth film in a franchise that completely ignores the existence and implications of the third, fourth, and fifth [...]

HARRIET (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic content throughout, violent material, and language including racial epithets) Released: November 1, 2019 Runtime: 125 minutes Directed by: Kasi Lemmons Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Henry Hunter Hall, Omar J. Dorsey, Zackary Momoh, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jennifer Nettles Harriet lays [...]

THE LAUNDROMAT (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-MA (for strong language, some sexual content, and disturbing images) Released: October 19, 2019 Runtime: 95 minutes Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Nonso Anozie, Jessica Allain, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rosalind Chao, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, Melissa Rauch Steven Soderbergh uses a whole lot of [...]

THE LIGHTHOUSE (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language) Released: October 18, 2019 limited; October 25 expands Runtime: 109 minutes Directed by: Robert Eggers Starring: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman Controversy erupted recently when Martin Scorsese deigned to characterize Marvel movies as theme park rides. Of the twenty-plus film [...]

GEMINI MAN (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for violence and action throughout, and brief strong language) Released: October 11, 2019 Runtime: 117 minutes Directed by: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Ralph Brown My review of Gemini Man, for The Tulsa Voice. Will Smith stars (and plays both roles) as an aging government [...]

JOKER (Movie Review)

* out of **** Rated R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, strong language, and brief sexual images) Released: October 4, 2019 Runtime: 121 minutes Directed by: Todd Phillips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Marc Maron, Glenn Flesher, Douglas Hodge In a tragic age of [...]