US (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for violence/terror and strong language) Released: March 22, 2019 Runtime: 114 minutes Directed by: Jordan Peele Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop (SPOILER CAUTION: While no plot details are divulged beyond what's been revealed in [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 19 – CAPTAIN MARVEL, TRIPLE FRONTIER, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 19 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-19-triple-frontier-captain-marvel Triple Frontier, @ 0:55 Captain Marvel, @ 21:09 Belated Oscar Tidbits, @ 38:08 Outro / Contact Info, @ 42:14 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff buckle up as Marvel goes for Girl Power while Ben Affleck and Oscar [...]

CAPTAIN MARVEL (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language) Released: March 8, 2019 Runtime: 124 minutes Directed by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, Rune Temte, Algenis [...]

GRETA (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for some violence, language, and disturbing images) Released: March 1, 2019 Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Neil Jordan Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Jeff Hiller, Stephen Rea My review of Greta, for The Tulsa Voice. This indie thriller from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) stars Isabelle Huppert [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 2): Nick Flora & I Complete Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

It started with a comeback. Now it ends with a reveal. Here's Part 2 of my return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast, where we have fun talking about our picks for the Best / Favorite Films of 2018. In this conclusion, we complete our Top 10 lists, counting up from 5 to 1. (To hear [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 18 – ALITA, DRAGON 3, Oscars Preview, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 18 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-18-alita-battle-angel-httyd3-lego-movie-2-cold-war-oscars-2019-predictions Alita: Battle Angel, @ 0:50 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, @ 10:49 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, @ 14:36 Cold War, @ 15:40 Academy Awards Preview: Awards Season analysis & Oscar Predix, @ 21:38 Outro, @ 46:39 On [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: Program A (67 minutes); Program B (67 minutes) Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2018 (Parental Discretion strongly advised; some content not suitable for children) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive [...]

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Not Rated (some adult themes) Released: Late 2018, limited; expands February 15, 2019 Runtime: 76 minutes Directed by: RaMell Ross Starring: residents of Hale County, Alabama My review of Hale County This Morning, This Evening, for The Tulsa Voice. The first film by moviemaking novice RaMell Ross -- about his new hometown Deep South [...]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action adventure and some mild rude humor) Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: 104 minutes Directed by: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington The How To Train Your Dragon series has a [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 1): Nick Flora & I Talk Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, call it a comeback. Technically, that's exactly what it is. Like a fact. Or science. Or whatever. After skipping a year because of LIFE!, I return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast for our traditional "Best Films of the Year" two-part podcast event. Yes, it's an event! (...self-declared though it [...]