Film Reviews

Film Review: I Feel Pretty

The Inside Doesn’t Count Unless the Outside is Beautiful. Are we really going to say that “looks don’t matter” in today’s culture? I read the U.K.’s Daily Mail Online and every day the Kardashians/Jenners and Emily Ratajkowski post nude photos of … Continue reading

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Film Review – Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War  ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (“Captain America: Civil War”) from a script by Christopher Markus and Kevin Freely (all three Captain America films)”Infinity War”is Marvel’s most expensive venture yet ($300 million), clocking … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Stunning “1945,” a Holocaust Reckoning Awaits

1945 (Ferenc Török, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars. Director Ferenc Török’s sixth feature film, 1945 opens with the seemingly innocuous image of two Orthodox Jewish men stepping off a train. Their arrival – and the horror and fear it provokes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Super Troopers 2

SUPER TROOPERS 2 I just laughed once but it was the French-Canadians arguing over Danny DeVito. On April 25, 2015, Variety reported that The Broken Lizard comedy troupe, using the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, raised $4.4 million in 30 days for production of SUPER TROOPERS … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amy Schumer Brings Enough Laughs and a Positive Message in “I Feel Pretty”

I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. In Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, writers of Never Been Kissed and How to Be Single, each take a … Continue reading

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Film Review: “And Then I Go” Is Powerful, Timely School-Shooting Drama

And Then I Go (Vincent Grashaw, 2017) 4 out of 4 stars A heartbreaking, lyrical take on early-adolescent alienation, angst and anomie, And Then I Go, from director Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater), gets a digital and VOD release today from The … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Truth or Dare” Offers but Mild Entertainment

Truth or Dare (Jeff Wadlow, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. Hardly a masterpiece, either of cinema or even its own horror genre, Truth or Dare still offers a few entertaining moments here and there, though the sum total of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sincerity Between Man and Ape Barely Survives Contrivances of “Rampage”

Rampage (Brad Peyton, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. Brad Peyton, director of San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, teams up with collaborator Dwayne Johnson in their new outing: Rampage. Loosely based on the classic 1980s arcade game … Continue reading

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Film Review: Narrative Flaws Overpower Virtues of “A Quiet Place”

A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Genial actor John Krasinski (Jim on the American version of The Office) has directed three feature-length films, so far. The first two were Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) … Continue reading

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Film Review: Kay Cannon Spins a Positive Message of Sex in “Blockers”

Blockers (Kay Cannon, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Kay Cannon, the three-time Emmy nominated producer of 30 Rock and writer of the Pitch Perfect franchise, makes her directorial debut with the new sex comedy Blockers, written by Brian and … Continue reading

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