Movie Review: 'Dune' Starring Timothee Chalamet
Describing the plot of Dune is complicated. At once it is rich and detailed storytelling and it's deeply complicated to attempt to describe. Director Denis Villeneuve, one of our finest living directors, has crafted a remarkable work of science fiction art and a satisfying blockbuster movie experience with the first part of what is clearly intended to be two movies with lengthy and ambitious stories to be told.
Movie Review: 'The Harder They Fall' Starring Idris Elba
The Harder they Fall stars Jonathan Majors as Nat Love, an outlaw in the old west and leader of the Nat Love Gang, a criminal outfit that robs other criminals. Joining Nat are his lady love, Mary Fields (Zazie Beetz), Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi), Jim Beckworth (R.J Cyler) and Mary’s right hand, Cuffee (Danielle Deadwyler). Together they battle other gangs and rob them to enrich themselves while Nat pursues a lifelong revenge.
Movie Review: 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain begins on such a painful note of whimsy that I thought I might gag on it. The first time we meet Benedict Cumberbatch, in the role of real life artist Louis Wain, the performance is so mannered, so broad, and so deeply affected that it feels like a Saturday Night Live parody. It doesn’t help that the early cinematography choices, handheld and bumpy, looks grainy in a way very similar to SNL shorts, those pre-taped bits SNL occasionally does.
Movie Review: 'Lamb' Starring Noomi Rapace
Lamb is a bizarre and brilliant new film from Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Johannson. The film stars Noomi Rapace as Maria and Hilmur Snaer Guonason as Maria’s husband, Ingvar. The two lead a rather mundane life as sheep herders and farmers in a lonely but utterly gorgeous patch of land in Iceland. Their existence is serene and routine, tending to the sheep, fixing the tractor, tilling the land for planting and harvesting, and so on.
Movie Review: 'The Subject' Starring Jason Biggs
The Subject is an exciting new drama about a documentarian who finds himself on the other side of the camera in the wake of a tragedy that occurred during the making of his recent award winning documentary. Jason Biggs stars in The Subject as Phil Waterhouse, an award winning documentary filmmaker who harbors guilt over the death of one of the subjects of his last documentary, for which he was lavished with awards and praise.
Movie Review: The Last Duel Starring Matt Damon
The Last Duel stars Jody Comer as Marguerite, a daughter of privilege traded like property to Squire and future Knight, Jean De Carrouges (Matt Damon). She’s also the object of the affections of Carrouges' long time friend turned enemy, Jacques LeGris (Adam Driver). In the course of The Last Duel we will see the same story told from each of these three perspectives but only Marguerite’s is actually treated as ‘The Truth.’
Movie Review: 'Halloween Kills' Starring Jamie Lee Curtis
Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis once again in the role of Laurie Strode. If you recall the previous entry in this franchise, you will remember that Laurie, along with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), trapped Michael Myers/The Shape, inside of Laurie’s home and set the place on fire. It appeared that they’d put a stop to Michael for good but the next time we see them, riding to the hospital to save Laurie’s life, firefighters are on their way to an unfortunate rescue.
Documentary Review: 'Introducing Selma Blair'
Introducing Selma Blair is a work of raw, passionate honesty. It’s a revealing look at a disease that anyone who doesn’t suffer from it, wants to look away from. No looking away here however, as the famed star of Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde pulls back the curtain and brings you inside the turbulent trial of a person with Multiple Sclerosis and all that that diagnosis entails, broad swaths of physical and emotional pain and a desperate search for hope amid the turmoil.