Film Reviews

'Deadpool' Unfortunately the Most Exciting Marvel Movie Ever

Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool. (Joe Lederer/© 2015 Marvel & Subs/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
Ryan Reynolds is Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool. (Joe Lederer/© 2015 Marvel & Subs/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

There’s a new Marvel Comics summer-blockbuster-caliber winterbuster in town—a fast, funny, freak-flag-flying, four-letter-word-filled flick, making fun of the formulaic franchise from whence it spawneth’d, and...

  • Activist Ye Haiyan, aka Sparrow. (hooligansparrow.com)

    Movie Review: ‘Hooligan Sparrow’

    You might not know Ye Haiyan’s name, but if you attended the Ai Weiwei retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, you might recognize all her worldly... Read more

  • Mike Tyson as Frank, a local gangster in "Ip Man 3" (Courtesy of Well Go USA)

    Movie Review: ‘Ip Man 3’

    “Bruce Lee is Kung Fu Elvis,” I said, in my review of “The Grandmaster.” Well, if Bruce was Elvis, Bruce’s teacher, Ip Man, was more... Read more

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    Movie Review: ‘A Perfect Day’

    Balkan Mountains—1995. Great opening shot: From under a drain grate, on the bottom of a well, looking up at the sky … no, wait—that’s no... Read more

  • (L–R) Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll in "Spotlight." (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films)

    ‘Spotlight’: 2015’s Best Movie

    Maybe it was author Tom Wolfe who said it (if not, I’ll say it): “The collective subconscious of America is like an old church lady.”... Read more

  • Orson Welles in his "Chimes at Midnight." (Janus Films)

    Movie Review: ‘Chimes at Midnight’

    Orson Welles really made his reputation staging Shakespeare, particularly the “Voodoo Macbeth” produced for the Federal Theatre Project. Unfortunately, it was another Shakespearean production that... Read more

  • (L–R) Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bruce Dern star in "The Hateful Eight" (Andrew Cooper/SMPSP/© 2015 The Weinstein Company)

    Film Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’ Another Tarantino N-word Fest

    Quentin Tarantino had one good acting role, in “From Dusk Till Dawn,” as George Clooney’s pedophile brother. He was pretty good. Good and creepy. But... Read more

  • (L–R) BB-8, and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Rey rescues the droid from being scavenged for parts, in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (David James/©Lucasfilm 2015 Ltd./Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

    “May the Force be with you!” That catch phrase has captivated American pop culture since the dawn of Star Wars, in 1977. It’s the real... Read more

  • Géza Röhrig in “Son of Saul.” (Laokoon Filmgroup)

    Film Review: ‘Son of Saul’

    In National Socialist concentration camps, Jews who served as “Sonderkommando” were afforded modest privileges and allowed comparatively free movement within the confining walls. Yet, it... Read more

  • Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in "The Big Short" (Jaap Buitendijk/© 2015 Paramount Pictures/Regency Enterprises)

    Film Review: ‘The Big Short’

    SNL was where Adam McKay started directing comedic short films with Will Ferrell. He then rose to fame when they segued into movie comedies: “Anchorman,”... Read more

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    K-movie: Bae Suzy (Miss A) Starring in ‘Dorihwaga/Sound of a Flower’

    Today, I would like to share a new movie with you which has caught my attention, “Dorihwaga (The Sound of a Flower).” This much anticipated... Read more

  • Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. It is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). (Twentieth Century Fox/© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Regency Entertainment USA, Inc./Monarcy Enterprises S.a.r.l.)

    Film Review: ‘The Revenant’

    “The life of man is one of continual fear, danger of violent death, and is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Philosopher Thomas Hobbes said... Read more

  • This photo provided by Fox Searchlight shows Michael Caine (L) as Fred Ballinger, and Harvey Keitel as Mick Boyle, in "Youth."   (Gianni Fiorito/Fox Searchlight via AP)

    Review: ‘Youth’ a Captivating Portrait of Friendship, Aging

    Superheroes and franchise blockbusters may dominate the multiplex, but Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” is a reminder of the touching, unexpected and unusual places movies can go... Read more

  • (L–R) François Truffaut interviewing Alfred Hitchcock. (Philippe Halsman/Courtesy of Cohen Media Group)

    Film Review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

    Few directors ever became a popular celebrity like Alfred Hitchcock. His imprimatur and famous profile were used to brand books, magazines, and even a television... Read more

  • (L–R) Spot and Arlo. An Apatosaurus makes an unlikely human friend in Disney/Pixar's “The Good Dinosaur,” directed by Peter Sohn. (©2015 Disney/Pixar)

    Movie Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Helps Toddlers Stamp Out Fear of Life!

    With Pixar, you always get good quality. But quality doesn’t necessarily always mean good taste. In “The Good Dinosaur,” Pixar puts plastic-y apatosauruses in a... Read more

  • James Franco (Tomas) in Wim Wender's "Every Thing Will Be Fine." (Donata Wenders/NEUE ROAD MOVIES GmbH/an IFC Films Release).

    Film Review: ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine,’ Not a Sad Fairy Tale for Adults

    A man wakes up in a tiny wooden hut, just barely larger than the cot where he sleeps. Sunbeams light up a small notebook lying... Read more

  • (L–R) Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. JordanI as Adonis Johnson in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Barry Wetcher/© 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

    Movie Review: ‘Creed:’ Rocky 7 Rocks

    Vehement fist-pump! Yes!!! Rocky number 7 rocks!! It would have been such a shame had “Creed” not rocked. Sylvester Stallone can bow out gracefully now... Read more

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