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Dancing in the Dark review


Blinded by the Light Review — A coming of age tale based on a true story of inspiration from Springsteen music feels like awkward dancing in the dark. When you you first see the title of the latest rock star-related film, I’ll bet good money that Manfred Mann’s Earth Band version of the song immediately…

The Kitchen review

THE KITCHEN Review — Cooking Up Crime Seems All Too Easy

The Kitchen review — All grit, no gravy. The title of this film is not referring to a sparkling white modern farmhouse kitchen that would do Joanna Gaines proud. Au contraire, The Kitchen is set in the late 1970’s in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, long before it was gentrified, and when the Irish were frantically…

Dora and the Lost City of Gold review

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD Review — Our 11-Year-Old Critic Raves

Kid critic Betty Ordoña’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold review says feels like a kid version of Indiana Jones and it’s awesome! In the live action version of the TV cartoon, 16-year-old (about 10 years older than in the show) Dora’s parents go searching for a lost city, and they send her to…


SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Review – Perfect Popcorn Scares for Summer

Staci Layne Wilson’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review says it delivers chills and thrills and is the perfect springboard into Halloween season. Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series is the stuff of legend. Urban legend, that is. Let’s face it: if you read the books all you…

The Art of Racing in the Rain review


The Art of Racing in the Rain review — You’ll be surprised to find out who was the bad dog in this pack. It would be impossible to make a movie about an adorable Golden Retriever named Enzo growing from puppyhood to adulthood without some very tender moments, and plenty of opportunities for audiences to…

Hobbs & Shaw review

HOBBS & SHAW Review — Fasten Your Seatbelt, You’re in for a Raucous Ride

Hobbs & Shaw review: It’s big, it’s brash, it’s brazen, it’s boisterous — what’s not to like? Just in case you didn’t get it from the ampersand stuffed official title Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, this is a spinoff from the wildly successful muscle car/muscle men franchise, with no pretense of taking itself too seriously. It’s…

Once Upon a Hollywood review

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD Review — Tarantino’s 9th is Groovy and Glorious

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Review — The grit! The glamor! The glory of Tarantino and his all star cast! Definitely the best movie of the summer…of the entire year so far. Hey, I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that I may not see a finer film in all of…

The Lion King review

THE LION KING Review — The Circle of Remarkable CGI Life

The Lion King review — Not exactly a roaring success, but good enough. Is it possible to be awed by incredible special effects and bored at the same time? Disney’s latest rendition of The Lion King definitively answers that question. While the stunning computer generated realism of the animals is astounding, you’ve seen the story…

Stuber review

STUBER Review — Kumail Nanjiani Takes You on a Provacative Ride

Stuber Review  — While it doesn’t exactly disrupt the reluctant buddy comedy genre, it’s still good for a few laughs and thoughts. You’ve seen many hybrids of the buddy/road trip/cop/action/comedy genre over the decades. 48 Hrs., Lethal Weapon and Beverly Hills Cop, to name just a few. Stuber isan unlikely buddy comedy for the decade,…

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MIDSOMMAR Review — It’s a Cruel, Cruel Summer

Midsommar review — Ari Aster, the director of Hereditary, doubles down on the dread in his follow-up feature. Dani (Florence Pugh) is a young woman with literally no one in the world. Her family is gone and while her long-term boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) is physically there, he’s emotionally elsewhere. Grasping at straws, a grief-stricken Dani…

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