Category: Reviews

Reviews of films and television formats. Short or long.

Joker

Joker

It’s seldom that a cinematographer is cited in a film review, especially within the first three sentences, but cinematographer Lawrence Sher—at the helm of...

Judy

Judy Garland was a force of nature: it’s the reason she’s remembered. She was more than a singer and actor, she was a phenomenon....

Rambo: Last Blood

“I know how black a man’s heart can be…” It’s been 37 years since we were first introduced to John Rambo (First Blood; 1982)—an...

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

Ad Astra (Latin for “to the stars”) is the latest in a recent line of existential space oddities—Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), The Martian ((2015)—whose...

Angel Has Fallen

“We’re lions… and that ain’t never gonna change.” This third in the Fallen series—preceded by Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016),...

MA

For anyone who’s suffered a trauma or public humiliation while in high school, Ma, an outrageous torture-porn, psychological thriller, just might be the untoward...

Crawl

Crawl has been getting a lot of press lately. Word on the street is that it’s the perfect summer escape film: a Jaws for...

The Intruder

Scott Howard (Michael Ealy) and his wife Annie (Meagan Good) are an intelligent, sophisticated and wealthy African American couple who purchase their dream home:...

The Current War

In recent years movies have mainly focused on either superheroes or reboots/remakes of older franchises. There’s really nothing wrong with that, since we’ve always...