THE KING (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language) Released: June 22, 2018 limited; expands July 20 Runtime: 107 minutes Directed by: Eugene Jarecki Starring: interviewees include Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Ethan Hawke, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, David Simon, Lana Del Rey, James Carville, and many more My review of The King, for The Tulsa Voice. This new [...]

SET IT UP (Movie Review)

*** out of **** TV-MA (for sexual situations, crude humor, and strong language including a brief crude sexual epithet) Released: June 29, 2018 Runtime: 105 minutes Directed by: Claire Scanlon Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Pete Davidson, Tituss Burgess Streaming now on Netflix My review of Set It Up, for The Tulsa Voice, [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 9 – JURASSIC WORLD 2, AMERICAN ANIMALS, And More (PODCAST)

Episode 9 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-conversations-on-cinema-episode-9 DISCUSSIONS Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, @ 0:48 Hearts Beat Loud, @ 13:07 Won't You Be My Neighbor?, @ 22:21 Uncle Drew, @ 24:37 American Animals, @ 28:46 Outro, @ 41:37 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff discuss [...]

Summer Of 1993: The Best Movies From One Of The Best Summers (ANALYSIS)

The summer of 1993 was a great one for movies, with a perfect blend of options for everyone (and not just typical blockbusters). Twenty-five years later, they're worth praising - and watching - again. Sure, it had its glut of mediocrity like any summer does (Cliffhanger, Last Action Hero, and Super Mario Bros. instantly come [...]

HEARTS BEAT LOUD (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some drug references, brief language, and brief sexuality) Released: June 29, 2018 Runtime: 97 minutes Directed by: Brett Haley Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Ted Danson, Blythe Danner My review of Hearts Beat Loud, for The Tulsa Voice, a film that "sifts the musical charms and [...]

FIRST REFORMED (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for language and disturbing, violent images) Released: May 18, 2018 NY/LA; expands through June Runtime: 113 minutes Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger, Victoria Hill, Michael Gaston Spiritual, not religious. That popular definition for post-modern people of nebulous faith is also a pretty [...]

AMERICAN ANIMALS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some drug use, and brief crude/sexual material) Released: June 22, 2018 Runtime: 116 minutes Directed by: Bart Layton Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Warren Lipka, Spencer Reinhard, Chas Allen, Eric Borsuk Millennial entitlement and desperation. When the two collide, and [...]

THE SEAGULL (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity) Released: May 11, 2018 limited; expands in June Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Michael Mayer Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stall, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Michael Zegen My review [...]