Stars in Shorts (***)

Stars in Shorts is a film/television special (courtesy of Shorts HD) featuring a collection of seven shorts that famous (or should be famous) stars...well,...

Film Review: The Imitation Game (★★★★)

EDITOR FILM REVIEW: It took a little over 24 hours before I weighed in on my official thoughts on Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from The Weinstein Company....

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I'm not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn't disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film "Avengers: Age of...

Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

(This review was previously posted in September 2014 during the New York Film Festival.) Probably the weirdest monster you'll come across, David Cronenberg's Map to...

Film Review: Home (★★½)

Children films have been known to push the envelope for its audience.  Pixar’s “WALL-E” had the entertaining, cute factor to appeal to its targeted...

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (★★★½)

The slickest, coolest ride you can take this year has arrived in the form of George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring the talented...

Film Review: Bleeding Heart (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The intimate and calm nature of Diane Bell's "Bleeding Heart" is simply mesmerizing.  Starring Jessica Biel as May, a yoga instructor...

Film Review: Cinderella (★★)

Tale as old as time...no, I'm not talking about Beauty and the Beast - now that Walt Disney Pictures is knee-deep in adapting all their...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘The Keeping Hours’ Shows New Side of Blumhouse Productions

2017 Los Angeles Film Festival: How do you move on once your only child dies? This horrific question has been addressed in what now...

Film Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ Is Pure Goodness Featuring a Stellar Cast

There's much to admire in Theodore Melfi's newest uplifting venture "Hidden Figures." His ability to tap into the human condition and spirit has been...

The Dark Knight Rises (****)

The extraordinary burden placed on director Christopher Nolan to deliver a great film, a good one would disappoint, seems to have fuelled the gifted director to create...

Film Review #2: Cinderella (★★½)

Kenneth Branagh's remake of the Disney classic hits all the right notes, but the tune hasn't changed much in 55 years

Film Review: Maggie (★★★½)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Zombies have been all the craze for quite sometime with shows like "The Walking Dead" and films like "World War...

Film Review: Clouds of Sils Maria (★★★)

Ever since first seeing Clouds of Sils Maria back at last year's New York Film Festival, I've had the supporting performance of Kristen Stewart stuck...

Film Review: It Follows (★★★½)

In order to show you all just how much I loved this movie, I'm going to start off with some incredibly high praise. It...
Silence

Film Review: ‘Silence’ Flourishes With Respect and Martin Scorsese’s Ultimate Legacy

Martin Scorsese has been a master of his craft for decades. It's hard not to consider him our single finest director working today. With...

Telluride Review: ‘La La Land’ Dances Its Way Straight to the Top of the...

2016 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Writer/director Damien Chazelle burst onto the scene in 2014 with his dramatic film, "Whiplash," which earned him a Best Adapted Screenplay...

Film Review: The Longest Ride (★★)

Author Nicholas Sparks works with a very simple formula he regularly cashes in on, so long as people remember he wrote The Notebook (never mind the fact...

Film Review: Seymour: An Introduction (★★★)

More often than not, documentaries tend to be heavy material, so whenever a lighter doc comes along that manages to also be high quality,...
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...

Film Review: Treading Water (★★½)

It's surprisingly hard to make a truly effectively quirky film. In the case of Treading Water, filmmaker Analeine Cal y Mayor has some moments...

Film Review: The Cobbler (★★½)

You could easily be forgiven for assuming that The Cobbler is one of the worst movies of all time, going by the early critical...

Film Review: 5 to 7 (★★★★)

Not only am I a sucker for a movie that can get genuine emotion out of me, I'm also a sucker for a cinematic...

Film Review: Antarctica: A Year on Ice (★★½)

Director, producer and cinematographer Anthony Powell shows us a year’s worth of human existence in the cold, uncompromising and majestic continent we’re least familiar...

Film Review: ‘The Post’ Hits America’s Sweet Spot with Hanks and Streep’s Brilliance

In an era where the political climate is tumultuous and the leadership of the presidency has been blurred by corruption and hatred, Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post”...

Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Transports the Franchise to New Heights

Taking the time to allow a new “Star Wars” film to sit with you can be daunting. You immediately want to digest, run to the...

Film Review: Road Hard (★★★)

Actor/comedian/filmmaker/podcaster Adam Carolla makes a bid for the pseudo mainstream with the comedy Road Hard, a film that has more than a bit in common...

Film Review: Meadowland (★★★½)

One of our few female Cinematographers Reed Morano steps behind the camera in a different way to make her directorial debut on "Meadowland," written...

Film Review: Tomorrowland (★★)

There are several instances when Brad Bird's latest film "Tomorrowland" comes off the hinges like a door desperately trying to say attached to a house...

Film Review: Grandma (★★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Weitz gave the world "About a Boy" over a decade ago, masterfully telling a story through it character's relationships...

Film Review: Slow West (★★★)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Scottish director John Maclean mimics the heart and charisma of the old western with his feature film debut “Slow West”...

TIFF Review: ‘Disobedience’ Is a Gripping, Complex Love Story

Not content to bring just one award-winning film ("A Fantastic Woman") to TIFF 2017, Sebastián Lelio doubles up this year with another engrossing female-led...

Film Review: Furious 7 (★★½)

"Furious 7" is the biggest of the franchise, but its the send off of Paul Walker that makes this film a must see

Film Review: The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (★★★)

Comedy is probably not the first thing you think of when you hear the word "mafia", but that's exactly what we get in The...

Film Review: Focus (★★★)

  "There's no room for heart in this game." The entire nature of the con genre rests on this rule, and thus the fun of...

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