Category: Reviews

Movie and Theatre Reviews

Play Review: Stephen Karam’s ‘Speech and Debate’

The only thing wrong with Steven Karam's new play, Speech & Debate, is that you might wish it would continue for another scene or two.

Movie Review: ‘The Night Watchmen’

If you can't have fun watching The Night Watchmen, there may be no hope for you.

Movie Review: ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Starring Denzel Washington

As Israel, Washington takes on his most difficult role to date and leaves no doubt that he's one of the best actors working today.

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

It's a shame that they went with such a bland story but for what it is, it's a marked improvement.

Movie Review: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Branagh is terrific as Poirot. The character can see things mere mortals can't and you can just see the machinations of his brain working as he eyes each passenger.

Movie Review: George Clooney’s ‘Surburbicon’ Starring Matt Damon

Surburbicon is the best Elmore Leonard movie that's not written by Elmore Leonard. It's probably even better.

Movie Review: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’

It’s always interesting to find out the backstory and creation of a character that you grew up with, especially one that is as beloved as Winnie the Pooh. Who’s parent’s didn’t read them the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Eeeyore, Tigger and Christopher Robin? And who hasn’t seen the who hasn’t seen the Disney movies at least a hundred times? Domhnall Gleeson plays A.A. Milne, a successful playwright, who at the beginning of the film goes off to war. He does it for completely altruistic reasons, thinking this will be the last world war, that this one ill save and transform ... Read more

Movie Review: ‘Una’ Starring Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara

Director Andrews has made an impressive film debut with this taught, crisp work.

Movie Review: ‘Stronger’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

If there is any doubt that Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors working today, then you should see his new film, Stronger, the story of Jeff Bauman, immediately.

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

With the frenetic action scenes and the original cast saving the day, the film will satisfy fans until part 3 rolls around.

Movie Review: ‘The Wilde Wedding’ Starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich

Even with an impressive cast, you’ll want to skip this wedding.

Movie Review: Stephen King’s Creepy and Scary, ‘IT’

Director Andy Muschietti brings originality to an aging story and when it’s over, we’re already salivating for part 2.

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!