Small Town Crime - Movie ReviewIf there is anything that growing up on my father’s steady diet of b-movie westerns taught me – and I’m talking every Sunday he’d sit and watch (and watch again) the same recycled footage of horseback riders passing the same big rock on the same dusty path in a completely ...

Phantom Thread - Movie ReviewPaul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread is as strangely intoxicating as its title is clumsy. The title refers to Daniel Day-Lewis’s fashion designer character who, unbeknownst to his noble clientele, secretly sews hidden messages into the folds of his creations. The intoxication  ...

Blame - Movie ReviewIt will take you no less than five minutes to get drawn into the mesmerizing debut feature film from 22-year-old Quinn Shephard, the writer/director/producer/editor and star of Blame.  I kid you not.  She’s a magnificent creature behind and in front of the camera, spouting  ...

All the Money in the World - Movie ReviewCertain to cloud the legacy of Ridley Scott’s telling of the Getty kidnapping in All the Money in the World is the reality that it will always be remembered by the nearly inconceivable fact that just mere weeks before the film’s scheduled release, all of Kevin Spacey’s scenes were  ...

The Strange Ones (2017) - Movie ReviewMesmerizing is the word that comes to mind.  It is my initial response to the events and questions surrounding the events in The Strange Ones, a film that just last week was exclusive solely to DirecTV.  It now, thanks to a distribution deal from Vertical Entertainment and ...

Hostiles - Movie ReviewThe uncertainty, danger, and vulnerability of life on the wide-open plains of late 18th-century America is summed up perfectly by Rosamond Pike’s character, Rosalie when she says, “I sometimes envy the finality of death. The certainty.” She’s a prominent character in Scott ...

Molly's Game - Movie ReviewCheck your line. Especially when you are dealing with gambling addicts. That’s one of the lessons to be learned while playing Molly’s Game. Molly’s Game begins with a masterfully composed sequence of quick edits and even-paced, unemotional narration from Jessica Chastain, who ...

Downsizing (2017) - Movie ReviewThe filmmaker whose body of work has often touched on near perfection, suffers a considerably significant stumble with his latest film called Downsizing. Alexander Payne, who explored the sharp contrasts of flawed people dealing with the most difficult of situations in  ...

The Post - Movie ReviewThe paper that brought down one presidency (and maybe another) gets its own movie and it is directed by one of the greats, Steven Spielberg.  The Post, starring Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, might be ...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Movie Review“This is not going to go the way you think.” –Luke Skywalker. Never has a line from one of these films so succinctly encapsulated the adventure you are about to witness. This second part of the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga is going to take your expectations and throw  ...

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