Category Archives: Film Reviews

Highlighting many, many, many reviews over the years.

Guess Who

Guess Who reshapes the classic 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner into a funnier, charming, and occasionally emotional movie showcasing magnetic stars and the timeless boyfriend/father dynamic. Ashton Kutcher plays a Wall Street wunderkind named Simon and Zoe Saldana … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations (My Pick Results)

My picks for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar nominations for qualifying 2022 films went well this year. The “(+)” indicates my nomination misses. Everything Everywhere All at Once got 11 nominations! All Quiet on the Western Front … Continue reading

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My Oscar Nomination Picks (2022 films)

My picks for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar nominations for qualifying 2022 films were much easier with the Academy’s shortlists, which released Tuesday, February 9, for documentary feature (15), documentary short subject (10), international feature (15), makeup … Continue reading

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Sr.

“I don’t look at it as a career. I’ve just made a few films, and I want to make a few more.” This loving documentary, directed by Chris Smith (Tiger King, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, American Movie), is … Continue reading

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

NOTE: No spoilers here. “It’s a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought as speaking the truth.” Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the second installment in the hit whodunnit film series where Daniel Craig reprises his role as … Continue reading

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Spirited

NOTE: No spoilers here. This musical-comedy hits all the right notes as Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer headline this version of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Sean Anders directed and co-wrote the screenplay with his frequent collaborator … Continue reading

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

“My people call me K’uk’kan. But my enemies call me Namor.” NOTE: No spoilers here. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU; end of Phase 4). Letitia Wright takes center stage as Shuri, … Continue reading

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Enola Holmes 2

“Pull on every loose thread you find.” NOTE: No spoilers here. Get ready for more mystery, intrigue, and action in this follow-up feature film that adapts real life historical events based on the famous matchgirls’ strike and the life of … Continue reading

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Ticket to Paradise

“I’m in the most beautiful place I’ve been in my life and all I can think about is you.” Julie Roberts and George Clooney star as divorced couple Georgia and David Cotton in the new romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise. … Continue reading

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A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Based on true life events, A League of Their Own is a home run baseball comedy about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League starts as men ship off to serve in World War II in … Continue reading

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