Category: Reviews

Movie and Theatre Reviews

Movie Review: Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’

The film is entertaining enough but given Affleck’s former directing success, we unfortunately (and perhaps mistakenly) expect more.

Movie Review: ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Directed with confidence by Washington, FENCES is a pure joy to watch with two dynamite actors in the prime of their careers.

Review: ‘Collateral Beauty’ Starring Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton and Michael Peña

There’s sadness and plenty of humor and but the movie tries so hard to be uplifting and deep, that it just gets in the way of itself.

Movie Review: Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling

The movie is likeable and funny, yet extremely frustrating. I just wish the stars had a high-belt or two in their pockets.

Movie Review: Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Starring Casey Affleck

The film is a beautifully sad story about life, loss and family that’s easily one of the best movies of the year.

Movie Review: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Director David Yates sets up an ending that will leave you wishing part 2 were right around the corner.

Movie Review: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon

Gyllenhaal and Shannon are outstanding, Shannon in particular. This is one of those films that you’ll think about long after the lights come back on.

Movie Review: ‘Loving’ Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga

It’s a sad, frustrating and inspirational film that puts you right in the mindset of what this couple was feeling and thinking.

Movie Review: ‘Pushing Dead’ Starring James Roday

The perfectly cast Pushing Dead is a warm, gentle and meandering story about an HIV-positive writer named Dan (James Roday) and the friends that surround him.

Review: ‘Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four’

The whole film is a bit inside baseball. It's interesting as a comic book and Marvel film fan. If that isn't you, you may want to skip this.

Review: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Starring Darren Criss and Lena Hall (Touring Production)

Criss is entirely captivating from beginning to end, and delivers a truly enjoyable show which the audience in his native San Francisco thoroughly enjoyed.

Movie Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ Starring Emily Blunt

The film is too short on character and tries way too hard for that final ‘gotcha’.

Movie Review: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Starring Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has never been better in this retelling of the famous USAir flight that ended up in the Hudson River.

Movie Review: John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’

'The Hollars' is quirky and cheery, full of wonderful actors and a lead character that has lost his way in life and has a story that turns dramatic in the final act.

Movie Review: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins Star in ‘The Dresser’

Both Hopkins and McKellen are putting on a master class and it’s not to be missed.

Short Film Review: ‘The Recursion Theorem’

Writer/director Ben Sledge has made a film that could easily be an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Movie Review: ‘Genius’ Starring Colin Firth and Jude Law

Who would have thought a movie about a book editor would be enjoyable?

Review: ‘Puerto Ricans in Paris’

With a title like Puerto Ricans in Paris you’d expect this to be a fun, Parisian romp about two guys out of their element. That’s partially true… except for the fun part.

Movie Review: ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' is absurd, often hilarious and thankfully never takes its site off their intended mark, namely today’s pop stars.