Review – Call Me by Your Name

And here we are!  With the lone exception of Roman J. Israel, Esq. (which I'll watch through digital rental in a couple of weeks), I'm caught up on all of the major Academy Awards nominees.  I plan to start my Top 25 of 2017 features over the next day or two.  But, for the moment, I... Continue Reading →

Review – Phantom Thread

Okay, finally!  I'm close to wrapping up my major Oscar viewings!  This one has been on my radar for a while and it finally came to my area, two weeks ago.  The problem was that I wasn't in my area, as I've been out of town for the past two weekends.  But here I am and... Continue Reading →

Review – The Post

I've said it numerous times before, but I'll state, once again, that Tom Hanks is my all-time favorite actor.  There's absolutely no way I would miss any of his films in the theater, but team him up with Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep and I don't see how anyone with decent taste could resist.  If that... Continue Reading →

Review – I, Tonya

I have been trying my best to see this one for weeks, now.  It seems like it took forever for it to expand into a Theater Near Me and, when it finally did, I was out of town for the birth of my nephew.  I was originally going to catch Insidious: The Last Key, today, but... Continue Reading →

Review – Darkest Hour

I'll be the one to say what no one else is willing to say: World War II movies are a dime a dozen. Okay, that might be a slight (and only slight) exaggeration, but every year, audiences are inundated with one World War II film after the next with almost all of them receiving nearly-unanimous... Continue Reading →

Review – Molly’s Game

It seems odd to say it, but Molly's Game is the first directorial effort from longtime writer-producer Aaron Sorkin.  Known for his sharp dialogue and boardroom thrillers, Sorkin makes the jump to directing to helm this film based on the book of the same name by the titular Molly Bloom.  He does so with the... Continue Reading →

Review – All the Money in the World

As of right now, Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World is best known as That Movie That Had Kevin Spacey In It But Doesn't, Anymore.  Scott hopes to change that narrative and those efforts began with that very decision - the decision to completely remove Spacey from the finished film and replace him with Christopher... Continue Reading →

Review – Downsizing

Alexander Payne's Downsizing made the list in my Ten Fourth-Quarter 2017 Films to be Excited About! column and it's taken me longer to see it than I would like, but here we are.  Payne won me over with his excellent 2011 film The Descendants, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Shailene Woodley.  Two years later, he... Continue Reading →

Review – The Greatest Showman

Earlier this year, I went with my sister and brother-in-law to take my nieces to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as it made its final rounds throughout America.  A longstanding tradition dating back to the year 1919 (formally, but initiated long before that in the mid-1800s), much had changed for the... Continue Reading →

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