Review: The White Tiger
The White Tiger.
I’m not sure why “The White Tiger,” a respectable adaptation of a best-selling novel, left me feeling so flat. It simply didn’t work for me. I can’t quite pinpoint what is insufficient or disengaging about the film, yet I can barely muster an opinion on it.
Review: Our Friend
Our Friend.
While a certifiable weeper like the heartbreaking drama “Our Friend” may seem to be precisely not what the world needs right now, it can hardly be held against them.
     


 
 
#1 Movie in America
Taken
Liam Neeson believed that “Taken” would be “a little side road” on his career, suspecting that the action film would likely go straight to video.
January 2021 Forecast
January Forecast
Times have changed in January, my semi-favourite month.
Review: Outside the Wire
Outside the Wire
What kind of movie are people looking for from the crimson streaming monolith?
Review: One Night in Miami
One Night in Miami
There’s often a rush to define what, precisely, a film is about.
Review: Pieces of a Woman
Pieces of a Woman
“Pieces of a Woman” is a somber, well-meaning drama that often feels like it exists on two levels.
#1 Movie in America
Solo: A Star Wars Story
When is a film that makes nearly $400 million dollars worldwide a franchise-busting disappointment?
Review: Fatale
Fatale
Remarkable only in how unremarkable it is, the flat thriller “Fatale” is not technically deficient in any meaningful way.
Review: Pieces of a Woman
Pieces of a Woman
It’s very rare that a single performance carries a film quite this much.
Movie Review: Soul
Soul
“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Review: News of the World
News of the World
Whenever a modern filmmaker attempts to make a throwback western, they inevitably lean into the back-breaking hopelessness of life in the 1800s.
Review: Soul
Soul
As if prior films had left any doubt, Pixar is not limited by the bounds of family-friendly animation.
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