Roman J. Israel, Esq. (***1/2) – We can’t have nice things

There's virtually no shot at this film winning any awards, and perhaps it doesn't truly deserve any. Washington's about the only actor alive that can so eloquently display his faults as a virtue. He's able to color a little outside the lines of his somewhat limited character, but he knows the point of his character is self-analysis that the others will learn from, so he plays it like he's doomed from the start. 


It Comes at Night (**1/2): And…?

"I thought this was supposed to be scary."

Alien: Covenant (**) – IQ’s just dropped sharply

Alien Covenant - 2017 "If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I'm not going to close it down again. No way." - Ridley Scott, March 2017 Director Ridley Scott Screenplay John Logan, Dante Harper Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel … Continue reading Alien: Covenant (**) – IQ’s just dropped sharply

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens the Potter world (****1/2)

Before we go any further, I have to say this: I love this movie.

Selma (*****): There can be no better time for this

Selma - 2014 Director Ava DuVernay Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Common, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Niecy Nash, Colman Domingo, Giovanni Ribisi, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, André Holland, Tessa Thompson, Wendell Pierce, Henry G. Sanders Screenplay by Paul Webb There are many strong feelings evoked for the viewer of Selma. In a country that is still struggling with the callouses of racial wounds, … Continue reading Selma (*****): There can be no better time for this

The Purge: Anarchy (**) needs to improve if it wants to be the new Saw, Paranormal Activity

The Purge: Anarchy - 2014 Writer and Director James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams In the second take of the dystopian series, we go outside the confines of the home to the streets of L.A., where, presumably, no one is safe. This is especially true for the lower and working class people. It … Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy (**) needs to improve if it wants to be the new Saw, Paranormal Activity