Category: Reviews

Movie and Theatre Reviews

Movie Review: Sundance Hit, ‘Patti Cake$’

Patricia Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald) is an aspiring hip hop artist who goes by the name of Killa P or Patti Cake$.

Movie Review: ‘Chuck’ Starring Liev Schrieber

Chuck isn’t a sad take on a forgotten story. It’s about the insanity of the American dream

Movie Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Starring Scarlett Johansson

Ghost in the Shell is so visually stunning, that if you plan to check it out, it’s got to be viewed on an IMAX screen.

Movie Review: ‘The Zookeepers Wife’ Starring Jessica Chastain

It’s a powerful story, no doubt but one that feels squeezed into the 2-hour movie format.

Movie Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

The fights between Kong and the lizard-like creatures are every kids dream.

Review: Stand-Ups Tell Their Stories in ‘Dying Laughing’

You truly have to love the actual craft of comedy to endure what they've gone through.

Movie Review: ‘The Great Wall’ Starring Matt Damon

Monsters! Thousands of ‘em! You can't go wrong!

Movie Review: ‘T2: Trainspotting’

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle are back as the Scottish anti-heroes.

Movie Review: ‘The Founder’ Starring Michael Keaton

Keaton gives a magnetic, wonderfully charismatic performance, and perhaps that’s part of the problem

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.