WENDY (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for brief violent/bloody images and some language) Released: February 28, 2020 limited; March 13 wide Runtime: 112 minutes Directed by: Benh Zeitlin Starring: Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn, Romyri Ross, Shay Walker Time will inevitably age the body, but it need not the [...]

EMMA. (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for brief partial rear nudity) Released: February 21, 2020 limited; March 6 wide Runtime: 125 minutes Directed by: Autumn de Wilde Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy, Callum Turner, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Tanya Reynolds, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson Sight unseen, it would be [...]

ONWARD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action/peril and some mild thematic elements) Released: March 6, 2020 Runtime: 102 minutes Directed by: Dan Scanlon Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong Suburbia set in a fantasy world. Genre archetypes playfully deconstructed. Well-worn themes about identity, taking risks, and [...]

OSCAR SHORTS: Reviews & Predix For Animated, Docs, & Live Action (AWARDS 2019)

When it comes to Oscar pools, the make-or-break categories are the three for short films: Animated, Documentary, and Live Action. Below are links to my reviews for those three separate categories. These short film packages are playing in theaters nationwide in two different ways: As three separate feature length collections, one for each category (you're [...]