Recent Reviews

 

A New Leaf (1971)

One of my favorite comedy surprises of recent years. A New Leaf (1971) has become an obscure, hard-to-find title. But since I found it, I can say it is my favorite Walter Matthau movie […]

 
 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Muddled comedy-thriller British spy stuff, elevated by the charms of Henry Cavill and Alicia Vikander. Based on an old TV show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is rather perfunctory as done by […]

 
 

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

Part IV and Part V are in a class by themselves. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is consistently amazing and features some of the best action cinematography of the last twenty years […]

 
 

Ant-Man

The most truly offbeat comic book movie in quite some time. Ant-Man didn’t hit a home run for me, it has its draggy segments, but there is goofy humor, kookiness and an unpretentious […]

 
 

Irrational Man

I admired the acting, but Woody Allen also doesn’t do enough to let his actors truly break loose. When I heard that Allen had cast Joaquin Phoenix in Irrational Man, I was psyched at the proposition […]

 
 

Terminator Genisys

Oh my God, what an insult. Terminator Genisys pushes so many alternate timelines, and rules about changing destiny, and variant new abilities of the liquid metal cyborg killers that it discounts […]

 
 

Inside Out

As an adult, you like it the more you think about it. Inside Out is a great kid’s movie though, the animation glistens, the reach is ultimately optimistic, and it imparts […]

 
 

Resurgent Classics –From Dismissed to Gold Status

Here is a list of 15 films that got lukewarm to good reviews in their day but really have a resurgent cinephile following in contemporary years […]

 
 

Ten Netflix Films in June 2015

Titles I happened to check out on Netflix in the month of June 2015 listed from best to worst […]

 
 

Ted 2

I love Seth MacFarlane, and I admire the chances he takes, but here is an example of when he goes too far. Ted 2 hits us up immediately with the foul-mouthed teddy bear’s bawdy wedding […]

 
 

The Elephant Man (1980)

Supreme filmmaking. The Elephant Man (1980) is a peerless look at 1880’s London, the high society and the low where John Merrick dwelled as a circus freak […]

 
 

Jurassic World

One could nearly say it’s better than the previous three entries combined. Jurassic World for a long while gave me a huge grin. It calls back the 1990’s style blockbuster […]