Film

Stan & Ollie Carries a Velvet Hammer

Sometimes you win a battle by flanking the sides. Director Jon S. Baird successfully dodges legend pandering and embraces the human condition in the endearing Indie film, “Stan & Ollie.” It’s a…

First Man Is a Failure to Launch

Movie based on Neil Armstrong tries to do too much with too little. It’s equal parts missed opportunity and left-handed compliment to say that Damien Chazelle has delivered a film as astounding,…

Deus Ex-Kill-ina

Predator reboot is light years away from good. It is a full-stop miracle to get a movie made these days so that only “bad” films are the ones where they didn’t try.…

Fallen Kingdom is Exactly That

Director Bayona is great but can’t completely fix a problematic script. There is a scene in “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom” that is emblematic of the current state of the franchise. As molten…

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water Doesn’t Rock the Boat Pitching The Shape of Water as a parable is perfectly fine. Dark fantasy sounds more interesting than superhero saga. It still needs to be…

Redrafting the Justice League

Reaching a new nadir, Warner Bros. should look outside the motherbox. I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed. Maybe even more, concerned, if such a thing can exist for a multi-billion-dollar film franchise.…

Coco Makes the Crossover

Latest Pixar film is an instant classic. You’re going to cry. But we know that, right? Getting in touch with all the feelings is why we go see Pixar films. Some of…

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Siliotopoulous is a live-action/CGI remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name. For those who are…