DOWNTON ABBEY (Movie Review)

  *** out of **** Rated PG (for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language) Released: September 20, 2019 Runtime: 122 minutes Directed by: Michael Engler Starring: Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nichol, Sophie McShera, Robert James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, [...]

IT CHAPTER TWO (Movie Review)

*1/2 out of **** Rated R (for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material) Released: September 6, 2019 Runtime: 169 minutes Directed by: Andy Muschietti Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Wyett Oleff, Jack Dylan [...]

AMERICAN FACTORY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-14 (for some language) Released: August 21, 2019 Runtime: 115 minutes Directed by: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert My review of American Factory, for The Tulsa Voice. The first film from the production company of Barack and Michelle Obama, this Netflix documentary follows the corporate culture clash when a Chinese company reopens a U.S. [...]

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for strong language throughout, some sexual content, and brief drug material) Released: August 16, 2019 Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Aaron Phagura, Nell Williams, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, David Hayman, Meera Ganatra, Nikita Mehta My review of Blinded By The Light, for The [...]

The March Sisters Spring To Life In First LITTLE WOMEN Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AST2-4db4ic Even for an umpteenth remake, the expectations for this one are very high. That's inevitable with virtually any adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, arguably the most beloved novel of all time by American girls, young and old. That then becomes especially true when the creative talent involved is of such highly admired [...]

MAIDEN (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated PG (for language, thematic elements, some suggestive content, and brief smoking images) Released: June 28, 2019 limited; expands in August Runtime: 97 minutes Directed by: Alex Holmes Starring: Tracy Edwards, Jo Gooding, Sally Creaser Hunter, Tanja Visser, Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys, Dawn Riley, Michele Paret, Jeni Mundy, Nancy Harris It’s amazing [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 22 – HOBBS & SHAW and ONCE UPON A TIME… (PODCAST)

Episode 22 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-22 Hobbs & Shaw, @ 0:57 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, @ 6:26 "Gender & Race in the Tarantino Universe" (discussion), @23:30 Outro / Contact Info, @ 31:27 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I look at two different [...]

HOBBS & SHAW (Movie Review)

  *** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material, and some strong language) Released: August 2, 2019 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: David Leitch Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsen, Eliana Sua, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano As instantly [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 21 – THE LION KING and MIDSOMMAR (PODCAST)

Episode 21 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-21 The Lion King, @ 0:44 Midsommar, @ 14:09 Outro / Contact Info, @ 26:52 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff look at a blockbuster cash-grab and the latest in art house horror. You can download it on [...]