GRETA (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for some violence, language, and disturbing images) Released: March 1, 2019 Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Neil Jordan Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Jeff Hiller, Stephen Rea My review of Greta, for The Tulsa Voice. This indie thriller from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) stars Isabelle Huppert [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 2): Nick Flora & I Complete Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

It started with a comeback. Now it ends with a reveal. Here's Part 2 of my return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast, where we have fun talking about our picks for the Best / Favorite Films of 2018. In this conclusion, we complete our Top 10 lists, counting up from 5 to 1. (To hear [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 18 – ALITA, DRAGON 3, Oscars Preview, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 18 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-18-alita-battle-angel-httyd3-lego-movie-2-cold-war-oscars-2019-predictions Alita: Battle Angel, @ 0:50 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, @ 10:49 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, @ 14:36 Cold War, @ 15:40 Academy Awards Preview: Awards Season analysis & Oscar Predix, @ 21:38 Outro, @ 46:39 On [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY (Movie Review)

Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: Program A (67 minutes); Program B (67 minutes) Program: Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts for 2018 (Parental Discretion strongly advised; some content not suitable for children) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive [...]

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Not Rated (some adult themes) Released: Late 2018, limited; expands February 15, 2019 Runtime: 76 minutes Directed by: RaMell Ross Starring: residents of Hale County, Alabama My review of Hale County This Morning, This Evening, for The Tulsa Voice. The first film by moviemaking novice RaMell Ross -- about his new hometown Deep South [...]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action adventure and some mild rude humor) Released: February 22, 2019 Runtime: 104 minutes Directed by: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington The How To Train Your Dragon series has a [...]

Films of 2018 (Part 1): Nick Flora & I Talk Top 10s On The ALL TIME FAVORITE Podcast (PODCAST)

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, call it a comeback. Technically, that's exactly what it is. Like a fact. Or science. Or whatever. After skipping a year because of LIFE!, I return to Nick Flora's All Time Favorite podcast for our traditional "Best Films of the Year" two-part podcast event. Yes, it's an event! (...self-declared though it [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: ANIMATED (Movie Review)

Released: February 15, 2019 Runtime: 73 minutes for entire shorts program Program: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts for 2018 During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever even heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Animated, Live Action, and Documentary – the Academy Award nominated [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (Movie Review)

Released: February 8, 2019 Runtime: 105 minutes Program: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2018 (Parental Discretion strongly advised; not suitable for children) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Live Action, Animated, and Documentary – [...]