June 29, 2017

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Scarlett Johansson sharpens her comedic chops in “Rough Night”

Despite having yet to receive an Academy Award nomination, Scarlett Johansson has developed a reputation as one of Hollywood’s best actresses. Whether she’s in art house fare, kicking ass as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, or anchoring her own bigger budget flicks, she a true A-lister. One of the things[...]

The Opening Night Selection for the 2017 New York Film Festival is Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying”

Believe it or not, we’re already at the point in the year where fall film festival announcements are being made. Yesterday afternoon, the first shot across the bow was fired when the New York Film Festival announced Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying as it’s Opening Night Selection. Getting a bit[...]

Will Tom Cruise and “The Mummy” actually launch a new cinematic universe?

Last week, the Dark Universe unveiled itself. This cinematic universe the powers that be over at Universal are hoping to launch began with a reboot of The Mummy. Partly a Tom Cruise vehicle and partly a modern monster movie, this summer blockbuster had a lot riding on it. By all[...]

Kate Mara deserves awards consideration for “Megan Leavey”

Surprises when you’re in this line of work are rare. Despite being an animal lover and a dog owner, Megan Leavey was not a movie that was on my radar whatsoever. So, it was an utter delight to come across this earlier on this week and discover that it’s really[...]

“It Comes At Night” looks to be a breakout indie horror tale

Independent horror has been having a bit of a resurgence these days, as I’ve spoken of over the past couple of years. Auteur driven scares are on the rise, even if studios are largely still trying to bank on reboots, remakes, and sequels. This week, an original outing comes our[...]

“The Hero” is phenomenal and the best work of Sam Elliott’s career

It’s always a pleasure when the best new release of a given week also happens to be the best film of the year so far. This week, just such an occasion is upon us with the release of The Hero. A truly wonderful flick, this is the sort of picture[...]

Trailer for ‘American Made’ hopes to put Tom Cruise into the Oscar race

It has been a good long while since Tom Cruise has been a contender for an Academy Award nomination. Yesterday, a Trailer dropped for the upcoming Cruise vehicle American Made, which looks to put the action hero in something slightly weightier than usual. Now, it doesn’t look like a straight[...]

Which titles from Cannes will contend for Oscar glory this year?

With the 2017 Cannes Film Festival now firmly in our rearview mirror, some analysis of what the fest gave us can now be done. Specifically, did any Oscar players emerge from the south of France? Cannes tends to not be the festival to look at if you’re hoping to establish[...]

“The Big Sick” and “The Hero”: Movies to see in June

The summer is here. With that, the movies will once again be changing. A deluge of blockbusters are ahead, but also some very strong independent counter programming. In fact, two of the very best films of the year so far are hitting screens this month, including my as of now[...]

“Dean” is a tremendous filmmaking debut for Demetri Martin

I’ve been waiting a while to talk about this movie. Over a year after its debut at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Demetri Martin’s filmmaking debut Dean is finally hitting theaters this week. Already a successful comedian and actor, Martin shows off his writing and directing skills in a big[...]
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