Movie reviews, delivered with brevity.
Except when they’re long.
The main theme from one of my favorite childhood books, Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, can be encapsulated in one line as Meg is struggling against the mindless conformity that is IT: “Like and equal are two entirely different things.” Director Ava DuVernay has...read more
In 2016, Director Clint Eastwood brought us Sully, the story of pilot Chesley Sullenberger who, against all odds, safely landed his damaged plane in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life. Eastwood was faced with creating a feature film built around an...read more
Seven Sentence Review of Every 2018 Best Picture Oscar Nominated Film I Didn’t See And Know Nothing About
Call Me By Your Name: Identity theft is never funny in real life, but this one managed to take the grueling and mind-numbing process of identity theft resolution and make it as interesting as it actually is; had a few laughs though. Get Out: I left right after the...read more
Darkest Hour is centered around one of the greatest screen performances I have seen as Gary Oldman portrays Churchill in what can only be described as a tour de force of acting prowess.read more
Let me begin by saying that I went into The Greatest Showman, the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), predisposed to like it for three reasons - I love movie musicals, Jackman can do no wrong, and I was glad to see a film out there suitable for the entire family, a...read more
Steven Spielberg's The Post is a timely and well done look back at the events surrounding the Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and it does a very good job at capturing the tensions within the hierarchy of the newspaper as Katherine Graham...read more
The Last Jedi is a complex storyline of multiple plots, some ending and some beginning, but crisply presented to the audience like a vibrant river flowing through a galaxy…far far away.read more
Wonder is the sweet new film from director Stephen Chbosky, based on a novel by R.J. Palacio, that recounts one year in the life of Auggie Pullman as he enters and navigates 5th grade after having been home-schooled up to that point. Auggie suffers from a rare genetic...read more
Pixar. That single word warrants its own sentence (and this one too) because it conveys so much: gorgeous animation, reverence to culture, and the uncanny ability to tackle complex adult emotions in a five-year-old’s forum. And, true to form, Coco delivers. Your kids...read more
When reviewing Kenneth Branagh's new film of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, one is compelled to not only address the issue of whether it is any good but also the issue of whether it even needed to be remade, since after all, a perfectly serviceable ...read more