A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Movie Review)

  *** out of **** Rated PG (for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language) Released: November 22, 2019 Runtime: 108 minutes Directed by: Marielle Heller Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Maryann Plunkett, Enrico Colantoni, Christine Lahti, Maddie Corman, Tammy Blanchard, Wendy Makkena, Maddie Corman The familiar diorama [...]

THE IRISHMAN (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for pervasive language and strong violence) Released: November 1 & 22, 2019 in select theaters; November 27 on Netflix Runtime: 209 minutes Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Kathrine Narducci, Welker White, Sebastian Maniscalco, Domenick Lombardozzi, [...]

FROZEN II (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for action/peril and some thematic elements) Released: November 22, 2019 Runtime: 103 minutes Directed by: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck Starring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Ciarán Hinds, Martha Plimpton, Sterling K. Brown, Jason Ritter, Alfred Molina, Evan Rachel Wood There’s plenty of surface-level dazzle in Frozen II, yet [...]

KNIVES OUT (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material) Released: November 27, 2019 Runtime: 130 minutes Directed by: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Frank Oz, Katherine [...]

FORD V FERRARI (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for language and peril) Released: November 15, 2019 Runtime: 152 minutes Directed by: James Mangold Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Jon Bernthal, Ray McKinnon A fast and furious true story writ large, Ford v Ferrari is meticulously made on a grand Hollywood canvas.  There’s nothing [...]

JOJO RABBIT (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language) Released: October 18, 2019 limited; November 8 expands Runtime: 108 minutes Directed by: Taika Waititi Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Archie Yates, Stephen Merchant For a movie predicated on its [...]

DOCTOR SLEEP (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated R (for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use) Released: November 8, 2019 Runtime: 151 minutes Directed by: Mike Flanagan Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Emily Alyn Lind, Zahn McClarnon, Cliff Curtis, Alex Essoe, Carl Lumbly, Bruce Greenwood The scariest thing about Doctor Sleep is [...]

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for violence throughout, strong language, and brief nudity) Released: November 1, 2019 Runtime: 128 minutes Directed by: Tim Miller Starring: Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Diego Boneta, Tristán Ulloa For a sixth film in a franchise that completely ignores the existence and implications of the third, fourth, and fifth [...]

HARRIET (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic content throughout, violent material, and language including racial epithets) Released: November 1, 2019 Runtime: 125 minutes Directed by: Kasi Lemmons Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Henry Hunter Hall, Omar J. Dorsey, Zackary Momoh, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jennifer Nettles Harriet lays [...]