Category: Movie Reviews

“The Batman” soars in grounded adaptation

Matt Reeves' "The Batman" at its core is a visceral detective story, a hard-hitting noir, and it feels like you're watching David Finchers' "Se7en.” It fully embraces the tragedy Bruce Wayne has...

Defending Your Life (1991)

Most depictions of the idea of an “afterlife” are full of fluffy white clouds and angels and harp music. Albert Brooks’ “Defending Your Life” has a different take— what if when you...

Titanic (1997) 

Few have made more money on projects that people thought were doomed than James Cameron has. When “Avatar” was released in 2009, coming in tens of millions of dollars over budget, critical...

The Lighthouse (2019)

Do not go into “The Lighthouse” expecting a “normal movie,” whatever that means. This is a film designed and executed to be unsettling, even off putting. Featuring a cast of (mostly) just...

Classic Movie Review: Die Hard (1988)

Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? The debate has raged for far too long, and sorry, but it will not be settled in this writing. How about a less controversial topic: “Die...

Holiday Movies on Disney Plus

As the holiday season rolls on, it’s a cinch you’ll want to rediscover some old favorite movies, or discover new favorites you’ve never seen before. Luckily, the vast library of films available...

A Christmas Story (1983)

There are tons of holiday movies out there that tug at the heartstrings, make one glad to have loved ones, maybe take a moment to reflect upon the meaning of the season....

GoodFellas (1990)

“As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.” Henry Hill says this to us right after we’ve watched Hill and his friends Jimmy and Tommy pull...

Alien (1979)

Science fiction was everywhere by the time Alien hit theaters in 1979. Two years earlier, Star Wars (also released by 20th Century Fox) had taken over the movie industry. Everybody was trying...

Stripes (1981)

There is something essential about Bill Murray. You can make a movie a hundred times with a hundred different actors, but when you cast Bill Murray you will get something utterly unique....

Casablanca (1942)

Set aside how pretty much every moment of the classic Michael Curtiz film is iconic, how memorable the performances are, and how so much of it has been absorbed into the fabric...

The Truman Show (1998)

You can call many movies “ahead of their time,” but few satirized a genre so effectively before it even really became popular. In 1998, “reality TV” as we knew it was a...

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