FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy action) Released: November 16, 2018 Runtime: 134 minutes Directed by: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law, Jacob Kowalski, Allison Sudol, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Claudia Kim, Carmen Ejogo What?! That’s the question Harry Potter fans will be [...]

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language including some sexual references, and brief drug use) Released: October 19, 2018 limited; November 9 expands Runtime: 106 minutes Directed by: Marielle Heller Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Stephen Spinella, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Christian Navarro, Anna Deavere Smith A quality forgery is much [...]

BEAUTIFUL BOY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language, drug content throughout, and brief sexual material) Released: October 26, 2018 limited; November 9 expands Runtime: 120 minutes Directed by: Felix van Groeningen Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull When an actors’ showcase collides with a filmmaker’s indulgences, [...]

mid90s (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for pervasive strong language, drug and alcohol use, some violent behavior and disturbing images, and sexuality - all involving minors) Released: October 26, 2018 Runtime: 84 minutes Directed by: Jonah Hill Starring: Sunny Suljic, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston Nostalgia rings truer when [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 13 – FIRST MAN, A STAR IS BORN, VENOM, And More (PODCAST)

Episode 13 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-conversations-on-cinema-episode-13 First Man, @ 1:25 Venom, @ 20:38 The Old Man & the Gun, @ 30:20 A Star Is Born, @ 39:39 Outro, @ 01:05:49 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I launch into the 2018 Oscar Season with big [...]

COLETTE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for some sexuality/nudity and language) Released: September 21, 2018 limited; October 12 wide Runtime: 111 minutes Directed by: Wash Westmoreland Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denise Gough The period-piece lesbian sex is the least interesting thing about Colette. Serving as little more than titillating soft core [...]

FIRST MAN (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language) Released: October 12, 2018 Runtime: 141 minutes Directed by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Ciarán Hinds, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Pablo Schreiber If someone asked me to recommend [...]