Category: Reviews

Reviews of films and television formats. Short or long.

CRIMEWATCH: The Irishman

Director Martin Scorsese has re-assembled a star-studded cast of bad boy screen legends—almost all of whom are now in their seventies (!), and created...

Harriet

It’s strange, sad and telling that the world has had to wait until 2019 to see a big-budget screen adaption of an American hero...

CRIMEWATCH: Black and Blue

What happens when a young woman from the hood switches sides and joins the police force? That’s the basic story presented in Black and...

Dolemite Is My Name

If you’re not familiar with Dolemite, rapper/comedian Rudy Ray Moore’s raunchy story-telling pimp character, Dolemite Is My Name is the perfect introduction. It’s a...

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...