Sundance Film Review: Lupita Nyong’o is a Ray of Sunshine in ‘Little Monsters’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the most unexpected delights of this year's festival came in the form of the Australian zombie flick, "Little...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Showcases Zac Efron as Ted...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The fascination with serial killers is undeniable. Movies, television series, heck, even entire networks are devoted to the matter. But,...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ is a Prescription for Oscar Gold

2019 Sundance Film Festival: The most known thing about Dr. Ruth Westheimer is that she is a sex therapist. That also happens to be...

Sundance Film Review: Alice Waddington Breathes Life into Familiar Tropes in ‘Paradise Hills’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Alice Waddington brought her feature film debut, "Paradise Hills," to the mountains of Park City. Premiering in the Next section...

Film Review: ‘High Flying Bird’ Soars as a Return to Form for Soderbergh and...

There's something about basketball that makes it one of the slickest and easiest games to watch. When it's played right, there might not be...

Sundance Film Review: ‘I Am Mother’ Births Questions For Sci-fi Movie Lovers

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: You would need the paper of a thousand trees to make a list of sci-fi movies where robots are...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Paddleton’ Is a Warm Celebration of Male Friendship

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: In a time where toxic masculinity is a frequent – and necessary – topic, along comes "Paddleton," a film that celebrates non-toxic...

Sundance Review: ‘Gaza’ Is an Essential Documentary about the People Forsaken by the World

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Documentaries can be a powerful vehicle for change, providing the voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. "Gaza" is...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Wounds’ Is a Painful Viewing Experience

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Every festival has its hits and misses and Babak Anvari's new film, "Wounds," is, unfortunately, a miss. Armie Hammer stars as...

Sundance Film Review: Everyone Wins in ‘Fighting with My Family’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: One of the more unusual inclusions in the Sundance lineup this year was a mysterious Surprise Screening that appeared on...

Sundance Film Review: Chiwetel Ejiofor Inspires With Directorial Debut in ‘The Boy Who Harnessed...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: In the current era of actors moving behind the camera, some are more ready than others. Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his...

Sundance Film Review: Dan Gilroy’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is Weird, Twisted, and Too Good to...

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: Whatever you think you know about "Velvet Buzzsaw," you don't. This is a film that can't be described. It simply...

Sundance Film Review: Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson Match Wits in Witty ‘Late Night’

2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The variety of the television landscape charts a more inclusive course in the new film, "Late Night." Emma Thompson stars as...

Sundance Film Review: Awkwafina Shows Her Dramatic Side in ‘The Farewell’

Coming off a stellar breakthrough year with two major comedic roles, actress Awkwafina steps into a very different project with the family drama, "The...

Film Review: Which of the Dueling “Fyre Festival” Documentaries Should You Stream?

Fyre Festival possesses all the makings of a great story. The festival set the internet on fire in 2016 – 2017, promoted as the...

Film Review: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Educates More Than Enchants

Joe Cornish makes a soft return to cinema after an eight-year absence with “The Kid Who Would Be King.” His debut “Attack the Block”...

Film Review: ‘Communion’ (‘Komunia’) Falls Short of the Altar

In director Anna Zamecka's "Communion," fourteen-year-old Ola Kaczanowska leads a peculiar and unfortunate kind of childhood. Aside from the normal struggles, a young Polish...

FIlm Review: ‘The Upside’ Remains on Exploitative Ground

A former Weinstein Company asset that was shelved until STX Entertainment gave it unnecessary second life, “The Upside” is Neil Burger's cloying remake of...

Film Review: ‘Perfect Strangers’ Is a Familiar Drama of Infidelity, Mid-Life Crises

Seven friends sit around a table for dinner and to a dangerous game. Every smartphone is front and center and whatever data comes in...

Film Review: ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ Brings High Art to the Heist World

The world of high art often struggles to transition to the film world. Many features, including "Nocturnal Animals" and "Loving Vincent" end up falling...

Film Review: ‘Aquaman’ Entertains While Struggling to Stay Afloat

One of the challenges going into the newest film is the fact that Aquaman is just plain silly. He always was. How do you translate this character who lives under the sea and hangs out with fish into something heroic and edgy?

Film Review: ‘Second Act’ Delivers on Expectations

Let’s get a couple of things straight about "Second Act." First, it’s exactly what you would expect from a light-hearted comedy starring Jennifer Lopez....

Film Review: ‘Vice’ Rises in Christian Bale’s Performance But Sinks Elsewhere

Difficult to navigate in the perception of reality and an influenced outlook on our political climate, Adam McKay's "Vice" straddles the line often between...

Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Is the Masterstroke of Genius the Animated Genre...

Hold on to all your senses because the new web-slinging animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is downright sensational.  The film serves as a living,...

Film Review: ‘Creed II’ Knocks Out Its Predecessor With A Rousing Turn by Tessa...

It's as surprising to the reviewer as it is to anyone who reads this, that "Creed II," the sequel to the 2015 hit, is...

Film Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Sizzles with Josie Rourke’s Fiery Directorial Debut

In a wicked display of tension and percolating drama, Josie Rourke's smartly effective and intoxicating "Mary Queen of Scots" showcases two grandiose performances from...

Film Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Searches and Finds Itself as a Sinless Joy

Studios like Walt Disney Pictures are very seldom afforded the opportunity to connect a beloved character of the preceding film and elevate and evolve...

AFI Fest Review: ‘Rafiki’ Is an Urgent Story that Avoids Feeling Rushed

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Sometimes a film comes along that is so pure with its intentions it forces you to take notice. Banned in...

AFI Film Fest Review: ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Bathes East Los Angeles in Baffling...

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: David Robert Mitchell's second feature, “It Follows,” serves as an allegory on the fear surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. Transitioning from...

AFI Fest Film Review: Susanne Bier’s ‘Bird Box’ Is an Intense, Family Focused Horror...

The horror genre goes through phases, where certain tropes are in and others are out. In 2018, the family-focused horror/drama is in. Susanne Bier's...

AFI Fest Review: ‘Everybody Knows’ Is A Bland Thriller With Dark Family Ties

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Two-time Oscar champ for "Best Foreign Language Film" (the award itself goes to the respective country), Asghar Farhadi has crafted...

AFI Fest Film Review: ‘Her Smell’ Reeks Of Overcooked Pretension

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Alex Ross Perry's “Her Smell” is unrelenting in its depiction of a fictional punk star's imminent “rock bottom.” The inevitable...

Film Review: ‘Relaxer’ Could Not Be More Uncomfortable

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: How far will someone go for a bet? “Relaxer” pushes all bounds of taste as it hurls its protagonist into...

Film Review: There’s Nothing Great About ‘The Great Pretenders’

2018 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: “The Great Pretenders” fails at every genre it pretends to be. As a romance, it never makes you believe its...

Film Review: ‘Shoplifters’ Is Guaranteed To Steal Your Heart

AFI Film Festival (2018): No genre touches all my emotions quite like the “unconventional family that adopts a child” narrative. While squarely falling into...