“Red Sparrow” Directed by Francis Lawrence I want you to close your eyes and go way back in to the furthest recesses of your mind, to a time when a young, phenomenal actor was magnetic in a film about the … Continue reading “Red Sparrow”
“Passengers” Directed by Morten Tyldum In 1944, Alfred Hitchcock, for all intents and purposes, invented a genre with a great film called “Lifeboat” (I’m sure someone will correct me on an earlier incarnation). Hollywood has been remaking it ever … Continue reading “Passengers”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” Directed by Bryan Singer Another summer, another bloated, yet thrilling ride on the X-Men train. Actually, bloat doesn’t quite cover it. It’s a virtual explosion of effects and characters and death. LOTS AND LOTS OF DEATH. It’s very, … Continue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse”
“Joy” Directed David O. Russell I assure you, it is no fun to write a bad review of something that looked like it would be charming and fun. Alas, “Joy” is neither. It is, however, bad. After much deliberation I … Continue reading “Joy”
“Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” Directed by Francis Lawrence I’ve not yet seen a film, since I began this site, that was so uninspiring that I didn’t even want to write an opinion on it…until now. This is a dreadful … Continue reading “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”
Directed by Francis Lawrence After the last “Hunger Games” film (which was brutally bad) I’m elated to report that this film is not a blood-laden homage to teen murder. No, I found this film fascinating for exactly the reason most … Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One”
Directed by David O. Russell I LOVED “American Hustle”. It was crisp, well-written and the acting was just impeccable. As you’d expect, Bale, Adams, and Cooper are incredible – subtle and epically of that period in NYC…and Jeniffer Lawrence could … Continue reading “American Hustle”.