Review: “Glass”

2 out of 5 stars. You truly never know what you’re going to get with M. Night Shyamalan.  His 2000 film “Unbreakable” and 2016 film “Split” are two decent movies that bookend a particularly awful period in the director’s career.  Both those films combine in the new movie “Glass,” the conclusion to Shyamalan’s long-simmering trilogy, […]

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2019 Oscar Nominee Predictions

The 2019 awards season is now in full swing, and while there are plenty of movies gathering accolades and generating conversation, so much regarding this year’s Oscar race is still up in the air.  Many categories that a month ago seemed set have been thrown into confusion thanks to recent awards ceremonies like the Golden […]

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Review: “On the Basis of Sex”

3 out of 5 stars. At the age of 85, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more of an influence and an inspiration than ever.  Her advocation for gender equality and her intense debates in court have turned her into an icon, especially for young people.  But “On the Basis of Sex,” a new biopic from […]

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Predicting the 2019 Golden Globes

2018 may have come and gone, but the celebration of movies released last year is only just beginning.  The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards take place Sunday, January 6, serving as the first major award show of the season.  The Globes (the winners for which are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) traditionally aren’t […]

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Review: “The Mule”

2.5 out of 5 stars. Clint Eastwood is one of the most prolific and talented filmmakers out there, but he, like anyone else, has his fair share of hits and misses.  “The Mule,” Eastwood’s latest directorial effort as well as the first film he’s acted in since 2012, lands somewhere in the middle.  Based on […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2018

The end of the year is always hard for me, as it comes time to narrow down the 70 or so new films I watched this year into a list that reflects the ten best.  2018 didn’t come with as many films that I loved or personally connected with as past years have, but the […]

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Review: “Mary Queen of Scots”

2.5 out of 5 stars In “Mary Queen of Scots,” women rule.  It’s the year 1561, and Elizabeth I (played by Margot Robbie) is the Queen of England.  Her first cousin Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) returns to Scotland and reclaims her throne after the death of her husband, the King of France.  They both have […]

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Review: “Vice”

2.5 out of 5 stars. Dick Cheney is widely considered the most powerful Vice President of all time.  But he had a lengthy political career prior to becoming VP to President George W. Bush in 2000 that shaped his ideals as he rose through the ranks of Washington.  But according to “Vice,” a partly biographical, […]

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Review: “Aquaman”

3.5 out of 5 stars. We all know that Warner Brothers’ DC cinematic universe hasn’t been all that successful thus far, and that the vast majority of the films in the series have had both visually and thematically dark tones.  So it was an interesting choice for the studio to go with Aquaman—traditionally a very […]

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