Tag Archives: Mark Wahlberg

Film Review: A Heartwarming Story of Adoption Outshines Passable Laughs in “Instant Family”

Instant Family (Sean Anders, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Sean Anders, director of Daddy’s Home1 & 2 and That’s My Boy, continues his love for suburban-based comedies with the heartfelt Instant Family. Inspired by Anders’ life as an adoptive father of three … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Action Genre and Its Potential Are Botched in “Mile 22”

Mile 22 (Peter Berg, 2018) 1 out of 4 stars. In the past five years, audiences – blessed with the sublime action of Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, and, most recently, Mission: Impossible – Fallout – could let out a … Continue reading

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“Patriots Day” Pays Effective Tribute to Boston in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Patriots Day (Peter Berg, 2016) 3 out of 4 stars A taut procedural about the investigation following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Patriots Day, from director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), presents the facts of a case that we already know in an … Continue reading

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