Tag Archives: Octavia Spencer

Film Review: Life Is Intriguingly Complicated, As Is “Luce”

Luce (Julius Onah, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. In Luce, director Julius Onah makes up for having afflicted The Cloverfield Paradox on us by delivering a gripping, thought-provoking cinematic essay on race, gender, colonialism, class, power and privilege (white … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Ma” Is Unwatchable

Ma (Tate Taylor, 2019) ½ out of 4 stars. A film as nonsensical as it is terrible, Tate Taylor’s Ma commits numerous cinematic crimes, among them the absolutely indefensible one of wasting the talent of the great Octavia Spencer. Featuring laughably … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Take on 2019 Tribeca, Part 2: Top Ten Movies

Last week, I posted a recap of my VR/AR/Immersive experiences at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Now it’s time to return to my main wheelhouse of standard, non-360º cinema, with my top 10 movies: 5 fiction and 5 documentaries. What … Continue reading

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Enjoyable, if Simplistic, “Hidden Figures” Sheds Needed Light on Hidden History of NASA

Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, 2016) 3 out of 4 stars Hidden Figures is the second feature from writer/director Theodore Melfi, who brought us St. Vincent in 2014. Where that film was a low-key, offbeat comedy starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi … Continue reading

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