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Review Round-Up: “6 Underground” And “The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan”

Folks, if it happens to be a Saturday after a very busy week, that can only mean one thing, right? Yes, it’s time for another review round-up to help catch us all up on some of the various other releases hitting theaters this weekend. As per the usual, we have[...]

Clint Eastwood Mostly Returns To Form With “Richard Jewell”

The last decade and change has seen Clint Eastwood go from one of Hollywood’s most accomplished, awards friendly, and respected directors, to someone whose new work is very hit or miss. Mostly, the hits (American Sniper and Sully) have been outweighed by the misses (The 15:17 to Paris, Hereafter, J.[...]

Kristen Stewart Can’t Help “Seberg” Rise To Its Potential

Despite being years removed from the Twilight franchise, having spent the majority of her career at this point in independent cinema, Kristen Stewart still is lumped in as someone who’s just a part of the Hollywood machine. That ignores a whole host of tremendous performances by Stewart, but the bad[...]

“A Hidden Life” Tests Your Patience

At this point, Terrence Malick is a known entity. You’re either in or you’re out when it comes to his style of filmmaking. Sadly, despite my best efforts, I’m decidedly out. A Hidden Life takes all of Malick’s worst instincts, some of his best, and mixes them together in an[...]

“Bombshell” Mixes Anger And Entertainment With Top Notch Performances

Whether this is the first true movie of the #MeToo movement or not, Bombshell is a film that utilizes disgust. Coursing through its cinematic veins is an incredible anger at the men in power who prey upon women. Even when the plot itself can remain surface level at times, the[...]

SAG Nominations And A Precursor Update

This morning, the Screen Actors Guild handed out their nominations. The first of the guilds to announce, this is a pivotal moment in the awards season, and a perfect time to take early stock of the precursors. To that end, in addition to SAG nominees, below you’ll also see a[...]

Adam Sandler Deserves An Oscar For The Riveting “Uncut Gems”

We’ve known for years that Adam Sandler was a quality actor. Performances in films like Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me, alongside Men, Women, & Children and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), have showcased his dramatic abilities. Now, we have his finest performance yet in Uncut Gems, a[...]

Golden Globe Nominations Give A Boost To “Marriage Story”

Bright and early this morning, the Golden Globe Awards announced their nominations for this year. As per the usual, it was a mix of highlighting the top films and performances contending for Academy Award love, along with a handful of big A-list stars being invited to the party. Mostly, however,[...]

Critics Choice Nominations Led By “The Irishman”

A few minutes ago, the Critics Choice Association announced their 25th annual Critics Choice Awards nominations in a live telecast. Full disclosure, I’m a voting member of CCA (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association, or BFCA) and this was my first year casting a ballot, so in addition[...]

Box Office Report For December 6-8

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Disney has once again[...]