SHOPLIFTERS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for some sexual content and nudity) Released: November 23, 2018 NY/LA; expands December 28 Runtime: 121 minutes Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kirin Kiki My review of Shoplifters, for The Tulsa Voice. From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, it won the Palme [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 16 – BEALE, VICE, & Bonus MULE (PODCAST)

Episode 16 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-16-xmas-xtravaganza If Beale Street Could Talk, @ 0:56 Vice, @ 20:23 Outro, @ 30:33 The Mule, @ 32:08 On this holiday episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, we look at new Oscar contenders from previous Academy Award winners. You can download it on [...]

AQUAMAN (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language) Released: December 21, 2018 Runtime: 143 minutes Directed by: James Wan Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park The latest attempt to set the [...]

VICE (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for strong language and some violent images) Released: December 25, 2018 Runtime: 132 minutes Directed by: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk Having Vice shoved down your throat makes one long for the subtleties of an Oliver Stone political [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 15 – ROMA, THE FAVOURITE, & SPIDER-VERSE (PODCAST)

Episode 15 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-15 Roma, @ 0:59 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, @ 27:20 The Favourite, @ 37:57 Outro, @ 52:00 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, we stream, we swing, and we sting as we discuss three separate year-end Oscar contenders. You can download [...]

THE MULE (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity) Released: December 14, 2018 Runtime: 116 minutes Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Taissa Farmiga, MichaelPeña, Alison Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest, Jill Flint, Clifton Collins Jr., Robert LaSardo, Katie Gill Clint. Buddy. Retire already. You’ve had a [...]