Film Review-IN THE HEIGHTS

IN THE HEIGHTS

PG

At local theaters and streaming on HBO Max (one month)

If, as singer/songwriter Harry Chapin once observed, “All my life’s a circle …” then let’s begin where we end. Full circle.

DON’T MISS THIS FILM!

There, now that we’ve settled that, let’s give you a few of the thousand reasons to head out to a cinema […]

By |2021-06-11T14:56:11-04:00June 11th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review-A QUIET PLACE PART II

A QUIET PLACE PART II

PG-13

Currently in theaters and streaming in July

 

Movie “franchises” are intriguing. Think Godfather or Terminator or the paragon, Star Wars. Once the gauntlet is thrown and viewers have become hooked on the characters, the challenges, the risks and the inevitable triumphs, filmmakers have to contend with the ultimate crowd-killer “I liked the […]

By |2021-06-05T13:36:59-04:00June 5th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review-Dream Horse

DREAM HORSE

PG

In local theaters and streaming on June 11th

 

It only seems fair that one of the first forays into in-theater film viewing in a post-pandemic summer should be a “feel good” film about real people who do everyday (read “dull”) jobs and end up getting hit with […]

By |2021-06-04T10:35:53-04:00June 4th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – HOPE GAP

The film title, “Hope Gap” may be difficult to remember since it refers not to a character, but a place – a cove on the south coast of England near where Grace (Anette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) have lived for most of their 29 year marriage.  When son Jamie (Josh O’Connor) is summoned home […]

By |2020-03-24T09:34:43-04:00March 15th, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – EMMA

There are moments at the beginning of Autumn de Wilde’s rendition of Jane Austen’s “Emma” when those who have gathered for their latest “Austen fix” may rightly wonder if the engine will ever start … if the whip will ever be cracked and the carriage begin to move.  For reasons best known to the first […]

By |2020-03-09T11:40:21-04:00March 8th, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – SEBERG

Seberg” is that volatile film combination of fact and fiction that must be taken at face value and enjoyed (or not) for what it is.  Yes, the FBI did terrorize actress Jean Seberg for her connections with the Black Panthers, among other radical groups.  Yes, she did have an emotionally charged life that led to […]

By |2020-03-03T08:41:45-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – Parasite

If you missed the winner of the OSCAR for not only Best Picture, but Best Director and Best International Film (the old “Foreign Language” category), then your chance is back.  “Parasite” is playing in wide release, a victory lap of sorts for the richly awarded film by Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho.

Now’s your opportunity to see […]

By |2020-02-16T17:11:13-05:00February 16th, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – THE GENTLEMEN

This could be one of those moments when we celebrate the fine line between criticism and review.  There have been some self-important critics who have maligned “The Gentlemen,” Guy Ritchie’s latest action/intrigue/comedy offering for a variety of reasons, most of which seem to miss the point.

Matthew McConaughey stars in this British intrigue, stepping out of […]

By |2020-02-03T16:05:52-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – DOOLITTLE

If there is a formula for the film “Doolittle,” it may well be the following:

Huge budget ($117Million) + Big Name Stars (Robert Downey, Jr., Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Octavia Spencer, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, etc.) + Exotic computer generated images set into sweeping film footage +  Talented director (Stephen Gaghan who wrote and directed “Syriana” […]

By |2020-01-28T14:09:40-05:00January 26th, 2020|Movie Reviews|

FILM REVIEW – LITTLE WOMEN

“Little Women” is not a little film.  In fact, it is quite large – in production scope, in reception and in the concentration of creative genius it crams into 2 hours and 15 minutes. And, one more.  It is quite large in heart.

Greta Gerwig, who rocketed to fame and recognition with “Lady Bird” has crafted a script based […]

By |2020-01-28T14:11:14-05:00January 16th, 2020|Movie Reviews|
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