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 [...]

VENOM (Movie Review)

*1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for (brief strong) language) Released: October 5, 2018 Runtime: 112 minutes Directed by: Reuben Fleischer Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Peggy Lu The Lady Gaga fan-trolls were right: this movie is awful. Loud, hyper, grotesque, and utterly [...]

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 [...]