TIFF Film Review: ‘Halloween’ Revitalizes the Iconic Franchise with Jamie Lee Curtis In Tow

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: David Gordon Green breathes new life into one of the horror genres most iconic characters Michael Myers with his...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Ben is Back’ Encompasses Two Stories that Fail to Compliment One...

2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It’s rarer than people think that a film would feel like two separate stories in one.  Such is the...

Film Review: ‘A Simple Favor’ Is a Thrilling Mystery from Paul Feig

The life of the suburban mom takes a sharp and thrilling turn in Paul Feig's new film, "A Simple Favor." The director known for brilliant...

Film Review: ‘White Boy Rick’ Finds Emotion and a Star in Newcomer Richie Merritt

Don't just judge a film based on its trailer.  One of the many life lessons you learn when working in the film industry.  On...

Film Review: ‘Ghost Fleet’ is a Harrowing Tale of Corruption and Survival

Directors Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron brought their feature film's debut to Telluride earlier this month, but I was unable to make the launching...

Film Review: ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ Ruminates on Loneliness

Being the last man on Earth is the epitome of solitude. For most, it sounds like torture. For a select few, however, it can...

Film Review: Netflix Documentary ‘Quincy’ is a Love-Letter From a Daughter to Her Father

When audiences look back on 2018 in documentaries, many are going to be surprised at the number of biographical documentaries. With hits like "RBG,"...
Bradley Cooper, Stefani Germanotta | A Star is Born | Warner Bros

TIFF Film Review: ‘A Star is Born’ Is a Remarkable Achievement with Oscar-Worthy Turns...

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018: Take a time machine back to 2009 when you first saw "The Hangover" or 2005 when you were watching...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Boy Erased’ Is Exuberant with Lucas Hedges’ Showstopping Turn

An intimate and enthralling look into the internal conflict between religious standards and free-wielding choice, Joel Edgerton's deeply felt "Boy Erased" is an important...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ Takes On Addiction But Only Chalamet and Tierney Deliver

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018: The subject of addiction is a hot topic in our political climate, especially as politicians use it as a conversation...

Film Review: ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ Gives the Western an Appealing South African Makeover

With its expansive, sun-kissed plains and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, South Africa provides the perfect backdrop for Western films. But while international productions like "The...

Film Review: ‘The Nun’ Is a Bad Presence for the Wrong Reasons

No doubt trying to recapture last year's surprise success with their release of "It," Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema chose the same weekend...

Film Review: Jennifer Garner has a Death Wish in ‘Peppermint’

Vigilante parents tend to be the realm of men, at least on screen. "Death Wish" and its various reboots, ripoffs, and sequels, sort of...

Film Review: GKIDS Film ‘Lu Over the Wall’ Dazzles With Colorful Visuals and Fun...

The legacy of mermaids in animated film is well established. After all, films like "The Little Mermaid," "Ponyo," and others have found ways to bring...

Telluride Review: ‘Boy Erased’ is a Complex Tale of Tribulation and Angst

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: For his second directorial effort, Joel Edgerton ("The Gift") adapted Garrard Conley's conversion-therapy memoir, "Boy Erased," and brought his film to...

Telluride Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Sees McCarthy Forge Ahead in the Oscar...

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Based on the memoir by Lee Israel, Marielle Heller's ("The Diary of a Teenage Girl") sophomore effort, "Can You Ever Forgive...

Telluride Review: ‘The Favourite’ is a Delectable and Mischievious Romp

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Director Yorgos Lanthimos is certainly a unique and visionary filmmaker, if not often times a divisive one. I'll admit to not been...

Telluride Review: ‘Destroyer’ Delivers an Outstanding Nicole Kidman Performance

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: In Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer," Nicole Kidman stars as a declining police detective who reconnects with the people who were involved in...

Telluride Review: ‘Roma’ is a Deeply Felt, Nostalgic Timepiece for Cuarón

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Six-time Academy Award nominee, Alfonso Cuarón, delivers what is certainly his most intimate film to date with "Roma." The Mexican-born filmmaker...

Telluride Review: ‘The Front Runner’ Doesn’t Live Up to Its Name

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Jason Reitman tackles the 1988 tabloid scandal surrounding Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign with "The Front Runner." Reitman has brought his...

Telluride Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Makes a Giant Leap Into the Oscar Race

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was in full bloom in the late 1960s. Both countries...

Telluride Review: ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ is a Charming Sendoff for Redford

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: If storied screen-actor Robert Redford does indeed retire following his performance in David Lowery's "The Old Man & the Gun," then...

Film Review: ‘The Little Stranger’ Is Haunting but Unfocused

Some films are more about the journey than the destination. The mysterious new film, "The Little Stranger," is one of those. Although that may...

Film Review: ‘Operation Finale’ Lacks the Urgency to Succeed in its Mission

Thrillers based on real-life events have to walk a very fine line. Hug too closely to the historical record and it may not feel...

Film Review: ‘Pick of the Litter’ is an Inspiring Dogumentary

Dogs really are spectacular creatures. You don't have to own one to see this. No animal has the same bond with humans that canines...

Film Review: ‘John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection’ Misses the Point

Restrained, respectful, sedate. Those are hardly words you'd use to describe the notoriously rambunctious tennis legend John McEnroe. But such is the surprising approach...

Film Review: ‘Support the Girls’ is a Pleasant Dip in the Shallows

It's a bit serendipitous that "Support the Girls" would hit theaters in the same week that Twitter was sent all aflutter by the recirculated...

Film Review: Glenn Close Owns the Screen in ‘The Wife’

This may come as a shock to some of you, but Glenn Close does not have an Oscar. Despite a half dozen nominations over...

Film Review: ‘Searching’ is Much More Than Just a Gimmick

Remember when found footage was all the rage? The method of filmmaking has worn thin, obviously, but there was a time when it was...

Film Review: ‘Blue Iguana’ is a Waste of Sam Rockwell

One of the biggest pleasures at last year's Academy Award ceremony was seeing Sam Rockwell win an Oscar. Depending on who you are, taking...

Film Review: ‘Mile 22’ Blandly Re-Teams Peter Berg With Mark Wahlberg

Filmmaker Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg have made a good team. Their previous three collaborations have resulted in two great movies ("Lone Survivor"...

Film Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Crazy Good

"Crazy Rich Asians" is here to brighten your summer. All eyes are on this romantic comedy as the first studio film in twenty-five years to...

Film Review: ‘Juliet Naked’ Coasts On Strong Ethan Hawke Performance

There’s a long history of Nick Hornby adaptations turning into great films. “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy” both showed him as a great...

Film Review: ‘Dog Days’ Is Charming and Surprisingly Emotional

In a week that has turned the film conversation toward debating whether "popular" is "award-worthy," along comes a movie that is, much like your...

Film Review: ‘The Meg’ Chows Down On Brain Cells

Big, dumb, but not much fun. That would be a more accurate tagline for "The Meg," a neutered would-be blockbuster. It doesn't have the...