THE WIFE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language and some sexual content) Released: September 14, 2018 Runtime: 100 minutes Directed by: Björn Runge Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons My review of The Wife, for The Tulsa Voice. Glenn Close gives a "screen-acting masterclass" in one of the best performances of her legendary [...]

JULIET, NAKED (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language) Released: August 27, 2018 Runtime: 105 minutes Directed by: Jesse Peretz Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O'Dowd, Lily Brazier, Ayoola Smart My review of Juliet, Naked, for The Tulsa Voice. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity), this romantic, philosophical charmer stars Ethan Hawke as a [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 12 – BLACKKKLANSMAN, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, And THE MEG (PODCAST)

Episode 12 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-12 BlacKkKlansman, @ 0:54 The Meg, @ 25:06 Crazy Rich Asians, @ 29:23 Outro, @ 50:41 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I discuss the three big films of August 2018, a.k.a. Crazy BlacKkK Megalodons. You can download it on [...]

BLACKKKLANSMAN (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references) Released: August 10, 2018 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: Spike Lee Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Ryan Eggold, Jasper Pääkkönen, Paul Walter Hauser, Ashlie Atkinson, Corey Hawkins, Robert John [...]

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-PG (for some language, sensuality, adult themes) Released: August 10, 2018 Runtime: 124 minutes Directed by: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Katherine Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay Stream it exclusively on Netflix If that long, cutesy-quirky film title sounds more like something [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 11 – M:I – FALLOUT, EIGHTH GRADE, BLINDSPOTTING, And More (PODCAST)

Episode 11 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/-the-bad-and-the-beautiful-conversations-on-cinema-episode-11 Mission: Impossible - Fallout, @ 0:53 Blindspotting, @ 24:19 Three Identical Strangers, @ 33:08 Eighth Grade, @ 37:30 Outro, @ 49:50 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I have chosen to not disavow Tom Cruise but rather accept his latest mission. You [...]

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for violence and intense sequences of action, and for language including brief strong language) Released: July 27, 2018 Runtime: 147 minutes Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan (You can listen to [...]