First Man Review

FIRST MAN Review — He Thinks It Scored, She Thinks It Bored

First Man Review — The Sci-Fi Rock Guy Loved It as you’ll see in his video. His Wife At Home In Hollywood? Not So Much. Jim’s take: Lisa’s take: I didn’t intend for this to be a he said/she said type First Man review, but really, I can hardly believe we were watching the same…

Beautiful Boy review

BEAUTIFUL BOY Review — Raw, Relentless and Repetitive

Beautiful Boy review — Stellar performances have difficulty breaking through the excruciatingly glum cycle of addiction, recovery and relapse. Along with cooler temperatures, falling leaves and hurricanes, autumn ushers in a time of solemn, serious and significant films at your local cineplex, or, more accurately put, your local art house theater. These are films about…

The Body Review

INTO THE DARK: THE BODY Review – Corpus Delicti in a Delectable New Series

Into the Dark is a daring dive into the streaming world by Blumhouse Productions because unlike most anthology series, these installments span the length of a feature film. This means bloodthirsty horror fans will be treated to a brand new, full-on scary movie the first Friday of every month courtesy of Hulu. Each episode is…

Bad Times at the El Royale review

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Review — Dark, But Not Quite Delicious

Bad Times at the El Royale Review — The drama simmers, but doesn’t quite break into a rocking and rolling boil. At first, this film’s potential seems so great you might be tempted to make a date immediately and buy tickets. Bad Times at the El Royale has: A powerful cast, including Jeff Bridges, Jon…

A Star is Born Review

A STAR IS BORN Review — A Classic is Born Again and Better Than Ever

A Star is Born Review: Possibly the only remake I’ll ever rave about. In preparation for the release of what looks to be one of the biggest films of the year, I re-watched the 1954 version of A Star is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and…

Lady Gaga's House

Tour Lady Gaga’s House — Where the Sizzling ‘Star Is Born’ Chemistry Began

Lady Gaga’s house in Malibu is inspiration central I know a thing or two about Lady Gaga’s house, which she calls her “Gypsy Palace.”  I did a feature on it for HGTV before she moved in, and one of my besties lives on the same street. Walk your Doodle down the drive, and you’ll occasionally…

Venom Review

VENOM Review — The Superhero Movie Antidote

Venom Review — Staci Layne Wilson says there’s a reason for the top-tier cast. It’s actually fun! Even though I have seen many, many superhero movies in my time as a film critic, they never have really grown on me. So when I was tasked with seeing Venom, the origin story of one of Marvel’s…

GOOSEBUMPS 2: A Haunted Halloween Review

GOOSEBUMPS 2: A HAUNTED HALLOWEEN Review — The Second Verse is Better Than the First

Goosebumps 2: A Haunted Halloween Review — Winston asks what more could you want than humor, wit and monsters? Goosebumps 2: A Haunted Halloween has humor, wit, and monsters. What more could you ask? Even though it’s a lot like the first one, it’s even better. The film is about two friends named Sonny (Jeremy Ray…


THE HATE U GIVE Review – There’s a Whole Lot to Love

The Hate U Give review – Staci says it’s a movie the whole family needs to see. In The Hate U Give, teenage girl Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) shifts between two worlds—the poor, black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, white private school that she attends. The disconnect between her circles is shattered when…

The old man and the gun review

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN Review — Robert Redford’s Lovely Last

The Old Man & the Gun Review — Robert Redford goes out in a blaze of story Imagine how you’d feel if you were a director and the iconic Robert Redford asked you to direct what could well be his last film. Speechless? Intimidated? Honored? Scared shirtless? In a casual reception on the Fox Lot…

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