HEARTS BEAT LOUD (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some drug references, brief language, and brief sexuality) Released: June 29, 2018 Runtime: 97 minutes Directed by: Brett Haley Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane, Ted Danson, Blythe Danner My review of Hearts Beat Loud, for The Tulsa Voice, a film that "sifts the musical charms and [...]

First Poster For GLASS Teases Shyamalan’s Surprise Trilogy Closer (IMAGE)

Um...spoiler alert? Look, if you still haven't seen M. Night Shyamalan's Split from 2016 then I don't know what to tell you but, well, the poster for Glass just dropped (see below). Yes, it's the Split sequel, but more importantly it's the expansion/creation of Shyamalan's Unbreakable superhero universe, forming a trilogy that we never knew we'd get (or even [...]

FIRST REFORMED (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for language and disturbing, violent images) Released: May 18, 2018 NY/LA; expands through June Runtime: 113 minutes Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger, Victoria Hill, Michael Gaston Spiritual, not religious. That popular definition for post-modern people of nebulous faith is also a pretty [...]

AMERICAN ANIMALS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some drug use, and brief crude/sexual material) Released: June 22, 2018 Runtime: 116 minutes Directed by: Bart Layton Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Warren Lipka, Spencer Reinhard, Chas Allen, Eric Borsuk Millennial entitlement and desperation. When the two collide, and [...]

First Trailer For BEAUTIFUL BOY Has Oscar Buzz All Over It (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEw2uHUYUPk It may be too soon to anoint Timothée Chalamet as the best actor of his millennial generation, but it sure seems like a credible leap to take after watching the first trailer for Beautiful Boy. Based on the two memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, the 22-year-old Chalamet delivers on the magnetic potential he [...]

DiCaprio Instagram’s First Look Photo As New Tarantino Film Starts Shooting (IMAGES)

Brad and Leo are looking rather svelte in this new on-set photo of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which began shooting this week. A fictional story about a washed-up TV star (DiCaprio) in 1969, it's set against the backdrop of the Manson murders. Leonardo leads an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, [...]

THE SEAGULL (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity) Released: May 11, 2018 limited; expands in June Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Michael Mayer Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stall, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Michael Zegen My review [...]

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril, and some language) Released: June 22, 2018 Runtime: 128 minutes Directed by: J.A. Bayona Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong, Geraldine Chaplain, Jeff Goldblum Jurassic World: [...]