Category: Genre

Spy drama All the Old Knives is an excellent entry to film noir

Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton headline the spy film All the Old Knives, a film…

 Posted in Drama, film noir, Film Reviews, Films, Suspense Tagged , , , , , ,

Lou is a solid, if inconsistent, action adventure

Lou, a Netflix Original action thriller, was clearly intended to be a vehicle for Allison…

 Posted in Action - Thriller, Film Reviews, Suspense Tagged , , , , , , ,

Why CODA‘s heart and mainstream coming-of-age story upended Hollywood

When CODA took the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards, more than…

 Posted in Coming of Age, Film Reviews, Films Tagged , , , ,

Multi-genre The Black Phone keeps momentum with suspense

Summary: More suspense than horror, the Black Phone is a well-crafted coming of age story…

 Posted in Coming of Age, Film Reviews, Films, Horror, Spiritual Tagged , , , , , ,

Elvis movie centers on ambition, conflict of Interest

Baz Lurhmann‘s Elvis is well worth seeing in the theaters, but it’s worth remembering this…

 Posted in Biography - Biopic, Drama, Film Reviews, Films Tagged , , , , , ,

Jurassic World: Dominion Falters on Weak Plot

Jurassic World: Dominion, while destined to be one of the summer’s block busters, falters on…

 Posted in Action - Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy, Film Reviews Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Top Gun: Maverick soars higher than original

I was set to go see Top Gun: Maverick even though I knew it could…

 Posted in Action - Thriller, Drama, Film Reviews, Films, Independent Institute Tagged , , , ,

House of Gucci Can’t Take Off Despite Hollywood Royalty

Despite excellent performances by some of Hollywood’s leading starts, Ridley Scott’s (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator)…

 Posted in Biography - Biopic, Drama, Film making, Film Reviews, Historical (Actual) Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back makes long overdue correction to narrative

When I heard that Peter Jackson, perhaps the most versatile contemporary filmmaker today, was working…

 Posted in Documentary, Film Reviews Tagged , , , , ,

West Side Story and In The Heights present different immigrant stories

Two movies premiered in 2021 – West Side Story and In The Heights – with…

 Posted in Drama, Film Reviews, Films, Musicals Tagged , , , , , , ,