JUST MERCY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic content including some racial epithets, and some language) Released: December 25, 2019 limited; wide January 10, 2020 Runtime: 136 minutes Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick, Rafe Spall Even in the face [...]

ORDINARY LOVE Looks Very Special In Official Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGF58R1payk In what could be dubbed "The End of The First Five Minutes Of Up: The Movie", Ordinary Love looks to be a deeply heart-wrenching drama about an older middle-age husband and wife (played by Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville), still very much in love, who are faced with a devastating health crisis. Considering Neeson's [...]

1917 (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated R (for war violence, some disturbing images, and language) Released: December 25, 2019 limited; expands January 10, 2020 Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Sam Mendes Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth Director Sam Mendes’ so-called “one shot” war movie makes the case -- albeit unintentionally -- for editing. A [...]

Writer’s Guild Nominees Cue Up Oscar Contending Screenplays (AWARDS 2019)

Of all the industry guilds, the Writers is the biggest wild card. Snubs aren't only normal; they're ingrained into the legalese of the org's eligibility rules. That's why you won't see Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood among this year's nominees. Another possible Oscar contender not eligible here: Lulu Wang's The Farewell. Due to arcane [...]

UNCUT GEMS (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for pervasive strong language, strong violence, some sexual content, and brief drug use) Released: December 25, 2019 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Starring: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, LaKeith Stanfield, Kevin Garnett, Eric Bogosian, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch, Keith Williams Richards Never in my life have I had [...]