FILM REVIEWS

  • Ant-Man-and-the-Wasp
    05 2018 July

    ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

    ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Canavale, Judy Greer, Tip Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park Written...

  • JURASSIC FALLEN
    22 2018 June

    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, B. D. Wong Directed by J. A....

  • HAN SOLO
    24 2018 May

    SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

    SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany Written by Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan Based on characters created by George...

  • TULLY
    10 2018 May

    TULLY/LIFE OF THE PARTY

    TULLY/LIFE OF THE PARTY   Two wildly diverse—wildly, crazily, extremely, astonishingly, obviously diverse—films that are, essentially, about the trials and tribulations, ups and downs, highs and lows, positives and negatives, and the general emotional ride...

  • Avengers-Infinity-War
    26 2018 April

    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

    AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman,...

  • TRUTH OR DARE
    13 2018 April

    TRUTH OR DARE

    TRUTH OR DARE Starring Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron Written by Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, Jeff Wadlow Story by Michael Reisz Directed by Jeff Wadlow Produced by Jason...

ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE

July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATOMIC BLONDE Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman Directed by David Leitch Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad Based on “The Coldest City” comic book by Antony Johnston...

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SWIM TEAM

SWIM TEAM

July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

SWIM TEAM Production grants from New York Women in Film and the Independent Filmmaker’s Project Theatrical release funding by Easterseals and the Aetna Foundation Director Lara Stolman Producer Shanna Belott I loved this film.  Swim...

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS / DUNKIRK / WISH UPON / THE BEGUILED After a hot streak of excellent films of all types—not just big-budget tent-pole blockbuster-sized wildly-hyped studio releases, but some...

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APES WAR

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Starring Andy Serkis, Karin Konoval, Devyn Dalton, Michael Adamthwaite, Terry Notary, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Woody Harrelson Directed by Matt Reeves Written by Mark Bomback and...

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Starring Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Favreau, Donald Glover Directed by Jon Watts Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon...

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WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

AFI DOCS: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

AFI Docs: WHAT LIES UPSTREAM Director: Cullen Hoback 89 minutes, English 2017 This documentary film, What Lies Upstream, would justify the tag “ripped from the headlines.”  The day I saw the film, national and international...

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AFI DOCS: ATOMIC HOMEFRONT

June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

AFI Docs: ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Director: Rebecca Cammisa 96 minutes, English 2017 The homeowners are active and frightened; the officials are missing, slow, unprepared or indifferent.  Mothers check the direction of the wind in order to...

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THE BOOK OF HENRY

THE BOOK OF HENRY

June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE BOOK OF HENRY Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler, Naomi Watts, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Bobby Moynihan, Tonya Pinkins Directed by Colin Trevorrow Written by Gregg Hurwitz Produced by Sidney Kimmel,...

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FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE

June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

FROM INDIA WITH LOVE Directed by Mandar Apte I sat in a theater in Washington, DC and watched the documentary film From India with Love, produced and directed by Mandar Apte. This film is beautiful...

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THE HERO

THE HERO AND THE MUMMY

June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the weekend of June 9-11, 2017, moviegoers face a wildly diverse pair of films that, in their differences in quality, intelligence, insight and general atmosphere—director Brett Haley’s excellent drama “The Hero,” starring Sam Elliott...

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