Ad Astra (2019)

Who could have guessed that the race for best actor at the Oscars would be between Brad Pitt and Brad Pitt? As unlikely as it might sound, it's true. The only thing this 55 year old performer can't seem  ...

The Goldfinch (2019)

Life can be more than ups and downs, as "The Goldfinch" argues, it can be just downs. This drama/comedy means to create empathy in audiences by showing them so many depressing images that sympathy is the only  ...

It Chapter Two (2019)

Sorry to pop your balloon, but "It Chapter Two" is a mess. The second chapter in the clown saga feels as long as Stephen Kings' 1,138 page novel (it's nearly 3 hours!), and twice as bleak. It's  ...

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

Issa Lopez was an archaeologist before she was a filmmaker, and it's clear she took notes. Her latest, "Tigers Are Not Afraid," is about digging up the past to make sense of the present. It's a premise that fits  ...

After the Wedding (2019)

An inordinate amount of drama happens within a week or two immediately after a wedding ceremony and celebration in the movie “After the Wedding” starring acting heavyweights Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup. Things start innocently and slowly  ...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Even just a light, entertaining summer movie, like the newly released, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” gets a bit elevated thanks to the chameleon-like actor Cate Blanchett in the lead. Per usual, Blanchett is a joy to watch perform, and  ...

Good Boys (2019)

The most obvious thing that "Good Boys" is missing is calmness. Also, bleakness and self-seriousness. In other words, it's tremendous fun, and none of the things that have plagued raunchy comedies this summer season. Just when  ...

Driven (2019)

At least among a younger generation, the absurd true story of legendary carmaker John DeLorean isn't as well known as it should be. "Driven" gives audiences the chance to uncover the wild tale. Towards the  ...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

When you see Guillermo del Toro's name attached to anything, even as a producer, it's hard not to get excited. The man is simply a genius at creating fantastical, horrifying and mythical worlds. He's the king of creating monsters  ...

The Nightingale (2019)

Jennifer Kent's sophomore feature--her last film was the terrifically taught "Babadook"-- opens with a close-up. If you look closely, it's a face on the verge of giving up. The time is the 19th century. The place  ...