Bad Times at the El Royale has all the trappings of a cool movie. An eye-catching set, an A-list cast, and a mysterious premise. Despite this promising foundation, the flick lacks a story that elevates noir films to must-see movies.
This review contains spoilers about BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is based on an incredible feat. African-American police officer Ron Stallworth became a Ku Klux Klan member in 1979 to gain intelligence on the organization. The film details these events, but also goes a step further. Director Spike Lee used Stallworth’s story to squeeze two different movies... Continue Reading →
One year after a terrible summer box office, Hollywood rallied for a decent blockbuster season. The summer of 2018 was not packed with intriguing titles, but produced a few movies that did very well. Despite the rebound, this summer was a meh box office that did not leave a lasting impression. Many of the movies... Continue Reading →
Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy with a familiar premise. A wedding date meets the family and hijinks ensue. Everything else about the film separates it from your typical romcom: obscene wealth, the makeup of its cast, and the city of Singapore. Despite these intriguing qualities, the film is light on comedy and a disappointment.
On August 20, 1940 Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons. The Prime Minister proclaimed to the body “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” He was referring to the men and women of the Royal Air Force who flew against Adolf Hitler’s formidable Luftwaffe. The powerful new Spitfire documentary looks... Continue Reading →
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has been presenting the Academy Awards for achievements in film since 1929. Since that first ceremony, the Oscars have become the most celebrated award ceremony in modern art. Legacies have been cemented. Careers have changed overnight. The Oscars have a certain magic to them that other awards ceremonies cannot touch. On August 8, the academy announced changes to the Oscars that will hurt the Academy Awards and the box office.
Robert Redford announced that he is retiring from acting. The 81-year-old revealed his decision in advance of his upcoming film The Old Man & The Gun.
I have never reviewed a movie quite like The Spy Who Dumped Me. The buddy comedy-action flick follows two women who are embroiled in international spy intrigue. The film is raunchy, action-packed, and hilarious. Much of the humor and action are surprising. The number of laughs in a movie headlined by two of the funniest actors in comedy is not.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the first Mission: Impossible movie that I have seen since the original 1996 film. At the time I thought that the action was cool, but was never compelled to see any of the sequels. 22 years and four films later, I feel the same way. I loved the action scenes... Continue Reading →