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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 it … or, perhaps, to […]
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 his Lincoln SUV commercials long […]
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” and won an Academy Award […]
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 on Louisa May Alcott’s towering […]
FILM REVIEW – 1917
There is some emotional relief in “1917,” the latest, exceptional film by director Sam Mendes. The emotional relief lasts for about 3 minutes before the audience realizes that they are on a day, night and morning furtive journey … a foot race to halt a brutal ambush of British troops in World War I.
Once the transition has been made, the […]