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JoJo Rabbit review

JOJO RABBIT Review — A Gorgeous, Compelling and Comedic Surprise

JoJo Rabbit review — One of my favorite films of the year so far, star/writer/director Taika Waititi has created something extraordinarily special. When my husband heard that Jojo Rabbit is about a fledgling member of the Hitler Youth and his imaginary friend, Der Fuhrer, he passed on going to the screening with me. “Hitler is…

ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP Review

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Review — More Welcome Zany Zombie Zapping

Zombieland: Double Tap review — This ‘Zom Com’ is a literal no-brainer for your Halloween watching pleasure. Who doesn’t like a good zom com? Even if you’re not a fan of Walking Dead and the ilk, there’s plenty of fun to be had from Zombieland: Double Tap. All movies of this genre are best taken with a…

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Review – Strange Brew

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review — Cutesy with a touch of genocide, it’s a curious curveball from Disney. While this movie is called Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, it’s mostly about the now-awakened Sleeping Beauty and princess-to-be Aurora (a cloying Elle Fanning). Maleficent (a commanding Angelina Jolie) skulks about with enormous CG batwings here and there…

Gemini Man review

GEMINI MAN Review — It’s All About the Special Effects

Gemini Man review — this CGI experience with Will Smith starring as his own clone boggles the mind. I never thought I’d say this about a film, but Gemini Man is worth a look for the special effects alone. It’s the first time you’ve ever seen an all CGI character star with real life actors,…

Joker review

JOKER Review — It’s Nothing to Laugh About

Joker review — Starting out pitch black and going darker, this super villain origin story is about as grim and grimy as it gets. DC Comics movies have always been darker than Marvel, and in the hands of directors like Christopher Nolan and Patty Jenkins, the darkness is balanced and intriguing. Not so with Todd Phillips’ Joker. Yes,…

Lucy in the Sky review

LUCY IN THE SKY Review — Don’t Picture Yourself in a Car With a …

Lucy in the Sky Review — The “astronaut in a diaper” stigma does this film no favors. Some viewers might have been intrigued hearing that Lucy in the Sky is loosely based on the real life story of Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut who fulfilled a mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery, then came back down…

Abominable review

ABOMINABLE review — 11-Year-Old-Winston Says It Could Snowball Into a Hit

Kid critic Winston Ordoña’s Abominable review says the plot and characters are predictable, yet the lovable monster and the beautiful visuals make DreamWorks’ new animated feature anything but Abominable. Abominable is about how Shanghai teen Yi (Chloe Bennet) has to find a way to return a Yeti home to Mount Everest, crossing thousands of miles with…

Judy Review

JUDY Review – Zellweger Shines Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Judy review — Renée Zellweger’s performance as the troubled Judy Garland far surpasses the rest of the film. It’s an age-old sob-story: Hollywood chews up child actors and spits them out as broken adults. Judy Garland (Darci Shaw) was no exception, but she did have more talent than most. She was already a box office…

Ad Astra review

AD ASTRA Review — We Get It, It’s Lonely Out in Space

Ad Astra review — the tedium of space travel tests the bravest of astronauts, and audiences as well. The trouble with Ad Astra is that it reflects what’s likely a depressingly accurate depiction of what we can expect space travel to be like for the next couple hundred years: boring. Brad Pitt plays the adult son…

Downton Abbey Review

DOWNTON ABBEY Review — Everything You’d Hoped For…and a Little Less

Downton Abbey review — The costumes! The architecture! The upstairs/downstair drama! All your favorite elements, on steroids, are present, but are they enough? I had a huge argument with myself when reviewing Downton Abbey. It’s one of my favorite TV shows of all time, after all. My inner dialogue went something like this. It’s formulaic…

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JOJO RABBIT Review — A Gorgeous, Compelling and Comedic Surprise

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Review — More Welcome Zany Zombie Zapping

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Review – Strange Brew

GEMINI MAN Review — It’s All About the Special Effects

JOKER Review — It’s Nothing to Laugh About

LUCY IN THE SKY Review — Don’t Picture Yourself in a Car With a …

ABOMINABLE review — 11-Year-Old-Winston Says It Could Snowball Into a Hit

JUDY Review – Zellweger Shines Somewhere Over the Rainbow

AD ASTRA Review — We Get It, It’s Lonely Out in Space

DOWNTON ABBEY Review — Everything You’d Hoped For…and a Little Less