Film Reviews

Film Review: War Dogs

WAR DOGS – 2 (out of 4 Stars) When I saw the trailer for War Dogs I thought this was going to be a fun movie. There was plenty of funny scenes, interesting characters and a good premise.  How wrong … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur – *1/2 OUT OF 4 Russian director Timor Bekmambetov (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer”)working in concert with producer Sean Daniel have tried to improve on the epic Academy-Award  winning film, from 1959, by Wiliam Wyler,  but have failed in almost … Continue reading

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Film Review: Suicide Squad

Delivers exactly what it promises and what you expect. The best popcorn movie of the summer. I’m tired of heroes. I’m not interested in anything called “The Justice League.” What is the best thing about thrillers? The villain. You must … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jason Bourne

Bravo to star Damon and director Greengrass. Ethan Hunt and James Bond, how are you going to top the destruction of the Las Vegas Strip? Just why would the CIA need to create non-emotional, detached killers? The DSM IV-TR gives … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Café Society

Director-writer-auteur Woody Allen produces his 46th feature film as a photogenic art piece with somewhat mixed results. The subject here is the disparity between New York and Hollywood circa 1930s and the world of Depression era musicals mixed with your typical … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hell or High Water

HELL OR HIGH WATER – 3 ½  (out of 4 stars) If you loved the movie No Country for Old Men (2007) then you are going to be pleased to see this movie. Director David McKenzie (Starred Up) brings us … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator – ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Director Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) skillfully renders an exciting, true-life thriller from a script written by his mother and based on a memoir crafted by a U.S. Customs agent named Robert Mazur. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

Skarsgard does not embarrass himself, which says a lot. I liked what they did with the story. When the movie opens, it is the late 1880s and John Clayton III, the Earl of Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgard) has been rescued from … Continue reading

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Film Review – Independence Day: Resurgence

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE – 2 (out of 4 Stars) If I were a betting man, I would’ve placed money that this film would not be as good as its predecessor, the 1996 movie, Independence Day.  Too bad because I guessed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones – *1/2 OUT OF 4  Director-Screenwriter Gary Ross (“Hunger Games”, “Sea-Biscuit”) plays loose with facts and history in this poorly scripted film which lacks esprit de corps and at times becomes a didactic documentary. Don’t get … Continue reading

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