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The Gentlemen review

THE GENTLEMEN Review — a Criminally Insane Comedy of Manners

Staci Layne Wilson’s The Gentlemen review says it’s a testosterone-soaked love-fest with a killer cast. While one may think more of Noël Coward or Robert Altman when it comes to classic comedies of manner, writer-director Guy Ritchie certainly deserves a place at the table with his newest action thriller, The Gentlemen. This frenetic flick depicts…

Bad Boys for Life Review

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Review — Watcha Gonna Do?

Bad Boys for Life review — Full of crater-sized plot holes and non-stop, over the top action. After 17 years, the original Bad Boys have returned: Martin Lawrence as Marcus and the age-proof Will Smith as Mike, extreme cops who never met a car chase or a knock down drag out they didn’t like. This…

Lisa and Jim at Mrs. Mailsel Table

The Surprising Results of the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood named best picture and takes four awards at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Here’s the rundown of the  25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, held live at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Jim and I were decked out in our finest for the gala event, which aired on The CW…

Marriage Story review uncut gems review

MARRIAGE STORY Review, UNCUT GEMS Review — Primo Performances, Meh Movies

Marriage Story review and Uncut Gems review — so-so cinema with awesome acting. I’m afraid I’m out of sync once again with most of my fellow critics on two of the most celebrated films of the year, Marriage Story and Uncut Gems. The movies as a whole did not impress, but some of the performances…

1917 review

1917 REVIEW — One of the Finest Films of 2019…or Ever

1917 Review — Don’t let the fact that it’s a war movie put you off — this is a don’t-miss film, outstanding in the genre. War has long been a favorite subject for filmmakers, and because of that, we’ve seen so much of it on the big screen it’s easy to become a bit jaded.…

Little women review

LITTLE WOMEN Review — Charms It’s Way Onto the Best of the Year List

Little Women review — Director Greta Gerwig has a fresh take on an old classic that makes her film absolutely irresistable. The latest film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women should be promoted with director Greta Gerwig’s name in the title. Her colorful, warm and creative touch is what sets it apart from so many…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review — A Tough One to Tackle

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review — Not the worst, not the best, but totally satisfying. There are so many pleasing plot twists and pop-up appearances in this, the final chapter of one of the one of the most successful franchises of all time, that it’s a very difficult film to review. If I…

Cats review

Cats Review — Don’t Listen to the Sourpusses! See It and Be Dazzled

Cats review — I don’t care what my critic colleagues say, I think it’s magical. Meow! My fellow critics’ claws are out for this one, and I’m going to agree to disagree with them. The big screen version of Cats, one of the the most popular Broadway musicals of all time, may not be purrfect,…

2020 Critics Choice Awards

Check Out Who We Nominated for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the nominees for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will once again be hosted by film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs, and broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12 from 7:00 –…

The Irishman Review the Two Popes Review

The Irishman Review — The Two Popes Review — 5.5 Hours of Old Mansplaining

I know my The Irishman review and my The Two Popes review are going to get me in trouble, but two long Oscar hopefuls from the same studio based on men looking back gets old. I realize these films were created by some the greatest filmmakers of our time, and utilize talent that is practically…

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