Tag Archives: Nicole Kidman

Film Review: In “Destroyer,” Kidman Elevates Weak Script with Powerful Performance

Destroyer (Karyn Kusama, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Anchored by a searing turn from lead actress Nicole Kidman, Destroyer powers through its weaker moments like an addict looking for the next fix. All that matters is Kidman’s ravaged visage and world-weary … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Aquaman” Is, at Least, Better Than “Justice League”

Aquaman (James Wan, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. It has been just over a year since the folks at DC Comics and Warner Bros. released the dismal Justice League, and I have already forgotten its entire plot. That’s (mildly) unfortunate, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Boy Erased

Boy Erased – **1/2 OUT OF 4 Boy Erased is the second film this year dealing with the issue of gay conversion therapy and individuals  struggling with same sex attraction. The film released in the spring, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post“ won … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beguiled

Under Coppola’s direction all eroticism is submerged in female unity and empowerment. IMDB.com lists under THE BEGUILED’s writing credit: Sofia Coppola … (written for the screen by) and Thomas Cullinan … (novel). On the screen it said “Screenplay by Sofia … Continue reading

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In Moving “Lion,” Dev Patel Roars

Lion (Garth Davis, 2016) 3 out of 4 stars Based on the memoir A Long Way Home, by Saroo Brierley, Lion tells the tale of how Brierley, born in extreme poverty in India, came to be adopted, as a young child, by … Continue reading

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