Review – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

"(FALLOUT) fires on all cylinders, then takes those cylinders, supercharges them, fills them all with nitroglycerin, puts each one in its own microwave within a nuclear power plant, sets the timers for 5 seconds, and then yells, 'RUUUUUUN!' just to see what happens."

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 →

Review – The Snowman

Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman is the first film featured in my Ten Fourth-Quarter 2017 Films to be Excited About! column to be released, alongside A24's The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which hits limited release, this weekend, as well.  I've actually been more excited for the latter - especially after seeing that the reviews for The Snowman were far... Continue Reading →

Review – Life

Life is not a Venom prequel.  It's not.  Stop it.  There are vague similarities between the alien lifeform in this film and the Klyntarian symbiote made famous by Marvel's Spider-Man comics, but it ends there.  Just because this is a Sony film and Sony also holds the rights to Spider-Man and his cast of supporting characters and... Continue Reading →

80. The Girl on the Train

If you missed it, The Girl on the Train was the first of my 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  As I mentioned in that column, I haven't read the Paula Hawkins novel of the same name on which this film is based, but I love Emily Blunt (both her talent and... Continue Reading →

68. Florence Foster Jenkins

What's a year of 100 movies without Meryl Streep, right?!  Truth be told, though, director Stephen Frears is the main attraction for me, here.  That's not a knock on Meryl Streep.  I enjoy her work as much as the next guy.  It's just that Frears's Philomena was easily one of my favorite films of 2013... Continue Reading →

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